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Live CodingProgramming InterviewAlgorithmsProblem Solving
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5 heures pour terminer

Welcome & What is a Software Engineering Interview?

Welcome to our course on effectively communicating your technical abilities. This course focuses on landing a technical job and excelling in a technical role. To succeed in job interviews, you’ll need to be able to confidently articulate your ability to solve challenging problems and come up with new solutions under potentially stressful conditions. After getting a technical job, the role of communication increases even more. You’ll need to work with other members of the team, communicate technical challenges and successes, and potentially sell the value of your work to those outside the company. Our goal is that by the end of this course each and every one of you understands the importance of technical communication, and has received constructive feedback on areas of potential improvement. In achieving this goal you will also learn about algorithmic thinking on the fly, how to evaluate a good interview answer to a difficult technical problem, and how “soft” skills impact interview outcomes. In this module, we’ll begin to see what a technical interview looks like, from the perspective of a major tech company. We’ll then focus on how to best get the interview in the first place. If you're not in the job market right now, you might want to skim the videos in this module and skip ahead to the Resume Critique (for insights about how to present yourself in writing) or the Introductions assignment (on effectively presenting yourself in person)....
Reading
15 videos (Total 87 min), 6 lectures, 7 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Course Goals7 min
Why Soft Skills?8 min
Google engineers share their stories4 min
The Application Process3 min
Preparing for the Interview5 min
Researching the Company7 min
Effective Resumes6 min
Resume critique recap6 min
People Involved2 min
What is a technical phone screen or interview?7 min
What Is an In-Person Interview?8 min
When I struggled: Overcoming a tough interview experience1 min
The value of your introduction6 min
Good and bad example introductions5 min
Reading6 lectures
Prerequisites and how to get the most out of this course10 min
After completing this course, you will be able to...5 min
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5 min
Interview prep resources10 min
Congratulations and quiz answers10 min
Screen and video recording tips15 min
Quiz7 exercices pour s'entraîner
Where do you want to start?2 min
Preparing for the interview4 min
Resume critique20 min
Your experience4 min
Where do you want to go next?2 min
Introductions (self-assessment)16 min
End of Week Quiz10 min
Semaine
2
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3 heures pour terminer

Live coding: the technical phone interview and beyond

Now that you’ve gotten warmed up, it’s time to practice your coding skills. One of the things you’ll almost certainly be asked to do during a technical phone interview is to code up a solution to a problem in a shared text document (e.g. Google doc) while you are on the phone with the interviewer. This experience can be intimidating, unfamiliar and humbling if you are not prepared, so this week we will give you lots of practice and tips for getting through this part of the interview with flying colors. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 64 min), 3 lectures, 6 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Cold Live Coding Assignment Walkthrough2 min
Sample demonstrating key pitfalls5 min
Talking Through Processes4 min
Getting Started2 min
Getting Stuck and Recovering from Mistakes5 min
Correctness and Testing3 min
A Very Good Phone Interview10 min
When I struggled: a first technical phone interview min
Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat7 min
Growth mindset4 min
Imposter Syndrome Gallery15 min
Reading3 lectures
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5 min
Resources for finding problems to practice with10 min
Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat: Additional Information and Resources10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Cold Live Coding Assignment4 min
Your evaluation criteria4 min
Self-assessment20 min
Imposter syndrome and growth mindset4 min
Live coding assignment, take 230 min
Live coding take 2, self assessment20 min
Semaine
3
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3 heures pour terminer

Explaining what you've already done

This week, we’re going to focus on how to speak about your experiences working on projects and how to speak about the technical problems you’ve experienced and how you’ve solved those problems. We’ll introduce the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Results) model for presenting your work, and discuss how to and how not to present the problem you worked on and the solution you developed. We’ll also discuss the communication skills that are critical to this task. It’s a fun week with lots of examples (both good and bad), which ends with an assignment where you will present your own work on video and submit this video for peer review....
Reading
17 videos (Total 71 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video17 vidéos
Sample Pitch, Broadly Technical4 min
Sample Pitch, Non-Technical5 min
Sample Pitch, Technical5 min
Personal Narrative: Key Aspects4 min
Making the Problem Compelling4 min
Common Pitfall: Mixing Problem and Solution4 min
Common Pitfall: Assuming Too Much4 min
Presenting Your Solution4 min
Common Pitfall: In the Weeds4 min
Common Pitfall: Chronology4 min
Visual Aids3 min
Eye Contact, Speaking, and Projecting Excitement4 min
When I struggled: A surprising discovery min
Responding to Your Audience3 min
Describing a group project7 min
Assignment Overview3 min
Reading1 lecture
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Planning your narrative4 min
Describe your work24 min
Semaine
4
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5 heures pour terminer

Algorithmic thinking on the fly

As we saw in week 2, coding on the fly can be a difficult task! In this final week of the course we’ll revisit the skill of live problem solving by looking at how to solve more challenging algorithmic problems (and write the code associated with the solution) on the whiteboard. You’ll recognize these problems as “classic” interview problems you’ve probably heard a lot about, designed to test your problem solving skills as well as your analysis and coding abilities. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to approach them with confidence through a 6-step process to addressing technical questions (hint: you don’t have to produce the perfect solution on the first try!). We’ll show you how to use this process in a number of examples. But of course, there is no substitute for practice, so we’ll set you up with how to train and evaluate yourself....
Reading
17 videos (Total 127 min), 5 lectures, 5 quiz
Video17 vidéos
Algorithmic problem solving and interviews4 min
Case study: introduction5 min
Case study: a first solution4 min
Case study: working at the whiteboard5 min
Case study: going deeper7 min
Case study: next steps6 min
When I struggled: dealing with nerves1 min
In the real world: career advice1 min
Evaluation criteria4 min
Highlights from a good mock interview8 min
Pitfalls in a bad mock interview4 min
What's next?1 min
End of course message min
Appendix: full-length mock phone interview16 min
Appendix: full-length mock bad in-person interview26 min
Appendix: full-length mock good in-person interview27 min
Reading5 lectures
By the end of this week, you will be able to...10 min
Study notes20 min
Evaluation questions10 min
Interview Question Solutions--DON'T PEEK20 min
Additional Resources10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Your experience4 min
Evaluating the mock interviews2 min
Solving algorithmic problems on the fly: Part 140 min
Record your live problem-solving session30 min
Solving Algorithmic Problems on the Fly: Part 2 (self-assessment)20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par MHMay 17th 2016

I found this course is very useful. It covers all of the important points of facing technology job interview, even including how to deal with psychological emotions and build strong growth mindset.

par JCJul 19th 2017

I learned a LOT more than I thought I would. Practicing mock interviews while recording myself put me in a completely different mindset and let me know how much I need more practice.

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Mia Minnes

Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Leo Porter

Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
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Christine Alvarado

Associate Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

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