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So I decided to compile a bunch of fun interview topics of interest and questions. This article is limited to what I know from my job interviews.

So I decided to compile a bunch of fun interview topics of interest and questions. This article is limited to what I know from my job interviews.

So For Those Who Are Looking Forward To Technical Interviews For Software Developer Internships…

Here we go! 😄

Overview

General Topics Covered

  • hash maps
  • heaps
  • reverse linked lists
  • arrays vs hash
  • bit manipulation
  • string manipulation

Sample Technical Q’s

  • Write code to test the endianness of a code. Optimitize this code to fit 1 line.
  • Write code to print all the factors of a given number.
  • What is the definition of RAM?
  • What is the keyword volatile used for?
  • When is the autorelease pool flushed?
  • What techniques can be used to design a spam filter?
  • What features should so and so server provide?

Sample Personal Q’s

  • What makes you most interested in this company? (AH DERP)
  • Describe yourself.
  • What is your largest problem with this company or its software?
  • How often do you code?
  • Have you worked on projects outside of class? If so, why?

Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

  • How much of your day do you spend coding?
  • How many meetings do you have every week?
  • How does project planning happen on the team?
  • What is the ratio of software developers to program managers or what is the student to mentor ratio?
    • What is the interaction between them like?
  • Were you ever an intern yourself?

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.