Great Article on Interviews for Software Engineers

Really excellent article for anyone thinking about a new job and in particular interviews.

I want to highlight some very important points raised by the author:


“Study Technical Questions – Basic Questions, Rehearse Difficult Questions, White Board, Write Down Missed Questions
  • Every time while going for any interview be prepared with basic questions, research some difficult questions with the answers prior to it.
  • After coming back from an interview, write down the missed questions.”

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. This is an important event. Treat it like a really hard exam.

Also, learn from the experience. Keep a record of questions in a doc.


  • “Dress appropriately. Be on time. Arriving 30 minutes early is good
  • Take two forms of maps: Because sometimes you will get traffic on any road; you have to know another road. Also, sometimes if you have taken a photograph into mobile and unfortunately the battery of your mobile gets discharged, in these cases, you have to carry a print out of the maps with the detailed address.”

OK, that might seem very straightforward but rushing or being late to an interview.

Great article on writing clean C# code

This is just gold. For any newbie touching C# please read this document – covers some really simple yet very important guidelines:


Scholarship – Women in Tech @ General Assembly in Melbourne – CLOSES MONDAY 12 September

I really wish I had seen this earlier – only 3 days to get an application in for any women interested in this rare opportunity:


My presentation at University Canberra, 1 September

I am presenting a session on Career development for software engineers on – so for any UC students interested in some advice on career planing come along. Similar to one I ran a month ago at ANU.



Reminder vacation program for developers in Melbourne and Canberra Dec 2015 and Jan 2016

I know I blogged about this  a few days ago but I need to do a reminder already:

University students interested in software engineering in Canberra and Melbourne have a look at a new program available in run by Xero

Details about the vacation program:

Details about the developer roles:

Making Badass Developers – Kathy Sierra (Serious Pony) keynote

Really cool short video from Kathy Sierra on “how to be a badass developer” … not sure I’d give it that heading because I think its a really interesting idea for allowing programmers/software engineers to improve skills. Give it a watch…