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We offer a whiteboard for the onsite if it will help a candidate communicate comfortably. Narrative is totally fine, gesticulations, metaphors, interpretive dance, whatever means of communication works to get the point across. We send out a small HW assignment before an on-site, after a phone screen. Not all candidates enjoy it, some expect an algorithm driven whiteboard experience. Our process delivers for us, and we tend to naturally attract a good culture fit as a byproduct.

In practice we do end up at a board day to day explaining ideas and so on, and everyone seems more than comfortable (with the exception of handwriting insecurity).




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