Great Article on Interviews for Software Engineers

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

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/rock-your-technical-interview/

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

1.PREPARE AND USE THE INTERVIEW AS AN EXPERIENCE

“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.

2.GETTING THERE ON TIME

  • “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:

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/tips-for-writing-clean-and-best-code-in-c-sharp/

 

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:

https://generalassemb.ly/apply/wdi-scholarship-application-melbourne

 

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:

https://www.xero.com/au/about/careers/vacation/about/

Details about the developer roles:

https://www.xero.com/au/about/careers/vacation/roles/#product

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…