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Software Engineering Interviews are Arbitrary
Updated at April 01, 2018 at the 01th hour
You have likely have read about issues with software engineering interviews before and are reading yet another one! Well, I'm going to talk more about my experience in going through the motions.
For now, here is a 1 hour talk by a guy named Moishe about interviewing.
In the video he mentions that there was an experiment done with a hiring committee where their future self would reject the past selves. Probably a good thing as things do not stay the same, but at what point should one say that this candidate might be enough experience or the job? That's a hard question since each position is a moving target through the years. I won't talk about this much.
Let's talk about my experiences
Lemme disclose that I sign NDAs, but don't really care what they say. I'm not causing any monetary damage by posting this so if you really have a big issue about this, sue me then and blog about how much money you lost in the process....
I interviewed onsite at Amazon, Google, Splunk, Facebook, Reddit, Cruise Automation, AirBnB and Turo. I talked to other companies in the process, but yeah either I no longer wanted to ...
Free Speech is Limited
Updated at February 17, 2018 at the 04th hour
CategoriesIt is weird to argue that free speech is limited then having the "First Amendment" thrown at you like it is some type of bible verse. The constitution is an agreement that is open to interpretation (is it a shock that words can be twisted?), with respect to time, which sets the stage for the government and the people to set a bar. Let's ignore the idea of "private spaces" since the first amendment does not extend there.
If I can suppose for a minute and borrow the naive interpretation of the First Amendment then we can say whatever we want (but strictly should not say under the fear of the authorities investigating you under the pretense of "reasonable suspicion") and not get in trouble. Does that mean I can say "FIRE" and not face scrutiny? Does that mean I can declare my allegiance to a terrorist organization and not face scrutiny? Does this mean I can spout out racism/nativism (whatever people call it these days) without scrutiny? These speech patterns causes concern of different proportions and depends on context.
If you posed to me the question "can you be arrested for saying a trigger word/phrase?" and I ...