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

Startup Lessons

Startups usually fail, and there are already plenty of books & blogs & podcasts on how to succeed. I’ve personally helped build several early-stage startups, and I want to remember all the hard-learned lessons & constantly improve my decision-making process. This won’t be very useful for anyone else, as I won’t publish the mapping of startup <-> lesson. That would be inappropriate, as some of these companies still exist, and in general it’s poor form to talk direct sh*t about former business partners....

June 18, 2019 · gazzini

Startup Lessons

Startups usually fail, and there are already plenty of books & blogs & podcasts on how to succeed. I’ve personally helped build several early-stage startups, and I want to remember all the hard-learned lessons & constantly improve my decision-making process. This won’t be very useful for anyone else, as I won’t publish the mapping of startup <-> lesson. That would be inappropriate, as some of these companies still exist, and in general it’s poor form to talk direct sh*t about former business partners....

June 18, 2019 · gazzini