|I recently started a group / meetup at the hacker house I live in SF called "Do you even code?" that is for people like you.|
I started a facebook group for it recently
Here is the mission statement.
"This group is dedicated to all people who can program... but suck at data structures and algorithms coding interviews.
Those interviews where you have to get the answer right in under 10 minutes with nothing but a whiteboard, a toothpick, and 2 overworked engineers staring over your shoulder who just want to fill their rec who are wondering why the recruiter sent this idio...candidate in to them.
Soon there is that moment when one looks at you like "Do you even code?"
Then the nice recruiter walks in and tells you "well that's the last interview for the day!"
And you get escorted off the premises. And a week later you get that form letter like "We're sorry but we've decided not to 'move forward' "
This is a place you can learn and share knowledge about how to cross the chasm between "not moving forward" to "were excited to extend you an offer."
Anyone in the SF bay area is invited, we meet at 8pm on Thursdays. If interest grows enough I will be making it an official meetup group.
The goal of the events to help expose yourself to enough problems and solutions so that you can recognize problems and find solutions quickly.