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Kim Arnett 

I personally hate the homework. I'm a mom & with work, school activities, etc, I don't have spare time outside of my designated work hours - and I can't do my best on homework if I'm distracted with the bajillion other things going on.

My favorite coding interview was one where I was told exactly what I would be building and what the expectations were for the code. I was asked to bring my own dev environment, I was able to look up things on the internet or even ask seniors in the room any questions I had. This was 100% a real world example. Everyone could see where my insecurities or weaknesses were, based on the questions I looked up or asked, but they could also see my strength. I have anxiety, and oddly this was the least stressful event of the whole ordeal. On the other hand - I've walked away from interviews that pounced with the "surprise whiteboard questions". Anxiety overload. :)

Thanks for sharing, great article.

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Ben Halpern

I love your input here and in the other thread. We are ideologically aligned with your point of view, but you gave me a lot to chew on.

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Kim Arnett 

Good :D
I've had some bad interviews where the odds were stacked against me (and I didn't even realize it.) :(
I'm hoping by sharing, it helps companies get their *** together for a more inclusive and welcoming interview process. Also - this conference talk was really helpful at attempting to identify where some of my fallouts happened during standard interviews and how I can prevent these fallouts on my own team. :)

vimeo.com/103598190

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Ben Halpern

Yay, Kerri Miller is awesome!