Technical interviews: it’s not actually about the whiteboard

This article is cross-posted from Medium and a response to the following article on tech hiring being broken. There are some interesting points in the above article on why folks fear and/or should avoid the whiteboard. I think the whiteboard hate is a crutch. It’s like paper, but on a wall Many preparatory materials will tell […]

On Hiring Procrastinators

The work ethic that you have is likely a carryover from how you were in school. Some of us might be labeled as procrastinators – not out of laziness, but out of a misalignment of goals. In school, high leverage tasks (as teachers and the department viewed them) were tests, homework, and classwork. They assumed that […]

Developers vs. Engineers

There is a clear behavioral difference between software developers and software engineers, though the terms are often, incorrectly interchanged. Through my own experience and observations, I hope to not only shed some light on the difference, but encourage developers (my target reader) to strive to become engineers. If you find this post helpful, feel free to […]

The Costs of Education

My post was featured on hackNY’s blog as part of their summer lecture series. Written by: Joel Kemp Edited by: Manya Ellenberg Students are finishing their education at top universities with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. For computer science undergraduates, their coursework only scratches the surface of what is necessary to succeed in […]