Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I'm ok with coding on a whiteboard in an interview but I prefer it to be at a casual-ish level. I want to get high level data out of the process, not running code. I want to see how someone thinks through the process of transitioning from problem solving to coding. I want to see how they firm up requirements for the solution. I want to see people's code habits, I want to see their abilities to analyze and critique their own code. I tend to use pretty easy problems for such things (like factorial) so I can focus on those other bits. I find it works pretty well.



Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: