How to Crack the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs - Hosted by Amazon Web Services, Renaissance Austin Hotel

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, TX
Repeats every day until Thu Nov 15 2012 .
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Speaker: Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Talk Title: How to Crack the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs (Hosted by Amazon Web Services)

Talk Abstract: CS interviews are a different breed from other interviews and, as such, require specialized skills and techniques. Cracking the Coding Interview will teach you how to prepare for coding interviews, what top companies like Amazon really look for, and how to tackle the toughest programming and algorithm problems. This talk will be technical, and will include stories from the speaker's extensive interviewing experience as well as a live "demo" of how to tackle a technical problem. 

Speaker Bio: Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of and the author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews. 

Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee. 

Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.