Take-home problems, in which a company asks a prospective engineer to complete at the engineer’s leisure, has aggravated me on several accounts. These are the arguments against it.
In 2017, how many weeks did you travel?
The movie Office Space was recommended by a highly esteemed colleague. Since we both work in Software Engineering and the movie features two software engineers, plus the movie is written and directed by Mike Judge (of Silicon Valley fame), I watched it with my boyfriend, who also works as a Software Engineer. Spoiler alert!
I organized a geographically-distributed, week-long hackathon at Salesforce. Why did I do it? Because I wanted to do a hack, and the bigger company-wide hackathons were only twice a year. At Salesforce, hackathons are the perfect place to showcase one’s ingenuity: Every hack has the potential to become implemented at work. Hence I heeded the famous saying: “if you want something to happen, do it yourself”.
In short: I forge relationships and market our product.
Disney Princesses have been around for decades and remain attractive characters. What’s not to like?
Dear San Francisco,
Letter from a wise 25 years old to a younger, artistic self. Covers a brief life history, growth of the Internet, and how to tackle the uncontrollable-ness of life.
The most straightforward answer to your first questions.