re: Are Technical Interviews a good measure of software engineering ability? VIEW POST


This is an awesome and insightful breakdown, Amanda. I really enjoyed reading it. My experience has been that candidates tend to perform better in the following interview settings:

  1. Discussing side projects they've worked on in the past at a technical level.
  2. Discussing open-source projects they've contributed to.
  3. Participating in a pair programming session with a senior dev on the team.
  4. Completing a take-home programming assignment (with compensation for their time) followed by a code review with a senior dev.

Recently launched Whiteboardfree, a job board to help devs seek out companies that do not include whiteboarding/riddles/games in their interview process. Very curious to hear your thoughts about this idea and if it's a useful way to incentivize companies to adopt more mutually beneficial interview practices.

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