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Non-Coding Tips for Coding Interview Assignments

April 19, 2021 Nate Ebel Season 1 Episode 16
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Non-Coding Tips for Coding Interview Assignments
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Unsurprisingly, when discussing take-home assignments for coding interviews, much of the focus is put on code.  Can you code?  Are you using "best practices?"  What tools are you using?.  There's lots of code-related things that people think about, or even stress about. 

Unfortunately, non-coding tips for coding interview assignments don't get talked about nearly as much. And, in my experience, there are a lot of non-coding things we can do to put our best foot forward and impress a hiring committee with our take-home assignment.


Chapters

00:00 Teaser
00:46 Coding Gets All The Discussion
01:26 Non-Coding Tips For Takehome Assignments
01:46 Telling Your Story
02:28 A Unique Opportunity
03:06 Making A Positive First Impression
03:49 Leveraging Project Metadata
04:12 Filling Out GitHub Project Information
05:06 Include A Project README
05:59 Clearly Organize Your Project
07:01 Ensuring A Positive First Time User Experience
07:32 Make Sure Your Project Doesn't Crash
08:30 Impress With UI Polish
12:37 Use Consistent Styles & Conventions
13:52 Don't Skip The Basics
15:07 Documentation Is Key
16:12 Document Your Thought Process
17:38 Documentation Comes In Many Forms
19:46 Telling Your Story
20:59 Wrapping Up


Show Notes

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Teaser
Coding Gets All The Discussion
Non-Coding Tips For Takehome Assignments
Telling Your Story
A Unique Opportunity
Making A Positive First Impression
Leveraging Project Metadata
Filling Out GitHub Project Information
Include A Project README
Clearly Organize Your Project
Ensuring A Positive First Time User Experience
Make Sure Your Project Doesn't Crash
Impress With UI Polish
Use Consistent Styles & Conventions
Don't Skip The Basics
Documentation Is Key
Document Your Thought Process
Documentation Comes In Many Forms
Telling Your Story
Wrapping Up