Interview prep + Advent of Code

Posted on May 9, 2018

Life’s been pretty full recently, but I wanted to write this before too much time had passed since my job hunt. One of the things that seems key to The Silicon Valley Technical Interview Process™ is live-coding on a whiteboard (or in an editor) during interviews, and I wanted to prepare well.   I first found out about Advent of Code (created by Eric Wastl) through colleagues at a former job. Advent of Code is an Advent Calendar of codingRead More

Opinionated first impression of Observable notebooks

Posted on February 19, 2018

Last week, I spent some time using Observable, which is notebook-style javascript, which my friend (and former colleague) introduced me to. The founder of Observable, Mike Bostock, is also known for creating d3.js. This is a collection of first reactions and annotations to my internal commentary as I was working with it for the first time, not a value judgement on the product itself (I haven’t spent enough time with it to feel comfortable doing that). Disclaimers: Because I believeRead More