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Interview Prep Considered Harmful

Code & Supply Community Center 5648 Friendship Ave, 3rd Floor , Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)

It is no secret that technical interviews are broken. However, instead of addressing the root problem, a cottage industry of interview preparation websites and services such as Hackerrank, Leetcode, and others have sprung up which some feel are only making things worse. Interview candidates frequent interview prep sites and services looking to increase their chances of passing a technical interview. While preparing for an interview is always a good idea, some take interview preparation to the extreme, studying for weeks and even months in the most extreme cases. This talk aims to discuss some of the hidden issues this trend of cramming for technical interviews causes.


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