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technical interviews

Close-up of the red asphalt of a race track.
Issue 43 by Nikki Brown on November 15th, 2016
There’s plenty of evidence that the competitive, “best in show” approach used in interviewing extends into the core of tech culture itself.
Swirling whirlpool of muddy water.
Issue 32 by February Keeney on February 1st, 2016
Being trans brings an entire new layer of bias and discrimination to play in every interview.
Artsy photo of a ladder leading up a 90-degree wall, smoke billowing at the top.
Issue 26 by Anna on September 1st, 2015
The job search in tech equals an unpaid full-time job.
Implementation of a binary search tree in a text editor.
Issue 23 by Heidy Khlaaf on June 29th, 2015
Punishing and irrelevant interview processes seek to produce disciplined high-tech employees, jumping through arbitrary hoops at the whims of employers.
Scrabble game with hiring-related words including 'resume' and 'application'.
Hiring by Anna on November 19th, 2014
Most “get into tech” programs are only accessible to computer science students and rich people. The rest of us are left behind.
Edge of a chalkboard.
Hiring by Anonymous Author on November 17th, 2014
I don’t want to be on an engineering team with people who were primarily chosen by their ability to write code on a whiteboard.
A spiral staircase leading to bright window.
Hiring by Leslie Miley on November 17th, 2014
Every step along the way, exclusionary hurdles are introduced to limit the candidate pool.
MRI scan of a head and brain.
Open Source by Dimas Guardado on July 21st, 2014
How our assumptions about the skill and capability of our technical workforce keeps us from building more diverse -- and more successful -- organizations.