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Presentation and Amazon Web Services Meet & Greet: Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Unlock the secrets of technical interviewing and find opportunities to put those skills to use Wednesday in South Lake Union. Amazon Web Services is hosting Gayle Laakmann McDowell’s talk on her Amazon.com best-selling book, “Cracking the Coding Interview.” Come enjoy McDowell’s presentation, meet afterward with Amazon Web Services team members, and learn about opportunities to work on the world’s leading cloud platform.
About the Presentation
CS interviews are a different breed from other interviews and, as such, require specialized skills and techniques. Cracking the Coding Interview will teach you how to prepare for coding interviews, what top companies like Amazon really look for, and how to tackle the toughest programming and algorithm problems. This talk will be technical, and will include stories from the speaker's extensive interviewing experience as well as a live "demo" of how to tackle a technical problem.
Signed copies of McDowell's Cracking the Coding Interview book will on sale after the talk.
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of the best-selling book, Cracking the Coding Interview, and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews.
Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee.
Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Parking: Street parking after 6pm and parking lots available.
Refreshments: Amazon Web Services will provide light apps and drinks.
Overflow Room: We are at capacity for the main room, but we can flow over to another room in the same building via video. You'll see the same talk, and still be able to come over to the main room afterwards to chat with me. We'll separate people when they check in. (Sorry, I know this isn't ideal, but it's the best we can do!)
Location: This talk will be hosted at The Van Vorst building at Amazon in South Lake Union. The Van Vorst building is a 2 story conference center in the center of the courtyard bounded by Taylor, Boren, Republican, and Harrison streets.
The Van Vorst Building @ Amazon SLU
Seattle, WA 98109