Toward a Better Whiteboard Interview

How to excel in taking and giving the most detracted interview in development

Thursday August 16th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Daniel Scheufler
Lone Star College - Montgomery (MC-G G125)


Its no secret that Whiteboard interviews are widely panned by the industry. Just as well known is that you will inevitably have to face one every time you interview. But why? There must be some pattern or principle that can be learned to make the process less unpleasant, right? Indeed there is! Come learn some simple steps and tools you can use to improve your next whiteboarding interview, whether you are taking or giving one!

If you missed this presentation or want to review it again, Daniel has made his materials available on github: Repo for ‘Towards a better Whiteboard Interview’.

Daniel Scheufler

Daniel is a Senior Consultant with Improving, currently working in an agile Team with C# and React. But in his first year of working in software, right out of college, he met his nemesis: Bad Meetings! These treacherous icons of business promise efficient decision making, and progress, but seldom deliver. Being an engineering type, this evident duplicity bugged Daniel. And after a few iterations, he’s cobbled together a few tools to help curb the blight that is bad meeting design! Long live the Productive Engineer!

Last Updated: February 11th, 2019

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