TLDR: This post is about a community for folks that want to talk about administering and practicing going through tech interviews or want to solidify their CS/Data Structures/Algorithms concepts, join the Slack community here: Tech Interviews Chat at Slack!
Tech interviewing is broken and we all know it. It's broken for various reasons, and it's a problem I personally thought was interesting and difficult. I've tried a few times to kind of see what I can do about it.
Anyway, that's not the point of this post. The point is: I love teaching people, and also I like learning from others. I'm not the best at technical interviews, but I also know that this is something a lot of people struggle with: both when interviewing as an interviewee or an interviewer. I thought that maybe if I practice these problems more often, I wouldn't be as nervous when the time does come. This is something I've wanted to do for a while but never got around to until I was inspired by other teaching initiatives such as baseCS and CodeNewbies.
I super appreciate well-made educational programming teaching channels! It's hard work and a LOT skill and effort 👩💻 to teach AND edit vids— ✨ bcat (@__biancat) September 9, 2017
So I created a Slack community that for folks that want to chat about practice problems, pair on practicing, ask questions, etc. I especially want to hear about great experiences so those of us in the position to change the interview processes in our own workplaces can create better, more welcoming environments for interviewees.
You can join it right here: Tech Interviews Chat at Slack!
Note: I just made this, so it's definitely very new.
Also, here's an accompanying Notion page I made earlier: Tech Interviews, Notion