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S1:EP6 – How to ace a technical interview (La Vesha Parker, Tiffany Peon)

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Originally posted on Code Newbie

Technical interviews are the worst. They’re hard, they’re scary, and they often feel like they’re designed to make you feel stupid. But no worries! We’re here to help. We take a behind-the-scenes look at the interview process at two very prestigious companies, Etsy and the New York Times. Developers La Vesha Parker and Tiffany Peon break down each part of the interview process, giving you examples and explanations of exactly what they’re looking for, and share their own stories of how they got their roles. We also have a second edition of our Coding Corner where we share more interview tips and dissect how to solve a popular interview question, FizzBuzz.

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Tiffany Peon

Tiffany is a Software Engineer for cooking.nytimes.com. She lives in Manhattan with her fiancé and guinea pig, Zardulu.

La Vesha Parker

La Vesha (she/her) is a NYC-based engineer at Etsy and an organizer of Progressive HackNight. When not at work, she splits her time between her two passions: tech activism and pottery.


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