Goal: Getting a Great Job

The Goal Get hired by Google, Facebook, Dropbox, or Zipline. Result Success! I started at Dropbox on August 6th as a “Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer”. I list my take-aways from the process at the bottom of the article. Approach Secure Internal Referrals when possible 1 LeetCode problem per day, record / review myself solving it Skim CLRS Intro to Algorithms Read Cracking the Coding Interview The studying is more necessary for FB / Google / Dropbox, as they want to remove bias as they screen LOTS of engineering candidates each year....

December 28, 2019 · gazzini

The World is Big

No matter what you do, work is frustrating sometimes. More broadly, life is just full of challenges. Growing up in Alabama, I was taught a single, noble way of dealing with these challenges: Try harder Do better Grit & Bear It Build Character Nothing worth doing is easy etc… In fact, it was considered bad to try & out-think life’s challenges, or to cleverly avoid hard work. At the time, I bought in 100% to this idea, and took great pride in my self-discipline....

September 8, 2019 · gazzini

The World is Big

No matter what you do, work is frustrating sometimes. More broadly, life is just full of challenges. Growing up in Alabama, I was taught a single, noble way of dealing with these challenges: Try harder Do better Grit & Bear It Build Character Nothing worth doing is easy etc… In fact, it was considered bad to try & out-think life’s challenges, or to cleverly avoid hard work. At the time, I bought in 100% to this idea, and took great pride in my self-discipline....

September 8, 2019 · gazzini