Learning to Code: Week 29 – Hack Reactor Technical Interview!

November 24, 2016 🦃

    • Thanksgiving!
    • Did application for Hack Reactor.
    • Technical interview November 30th at 7:00 PM!
    • Hack Reactor Syllabus

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Advice from JB on my interview:

Just make sure you can handle functions that take functions as parameters. If you are familiar with the map, reduce, filter functions and how to write them then that covers what use to be the interview questions.

Also be sure to engage with your interviewer. I am in introvert so I was dinged by my interviewer when I didn’t talk. If you don’t understand how to do something then start talking and articulating how you would handle something. This shows them how you think and what you would do  and how you think you might solve it.

  • She also recommended I run through the Javascript Koans exercise which I will do.
  • Worked more on reactivex problems. Stuck on the massive nesting on map, filter and concatAll.
  • Ate so much food it hurts!

November 25, 2016

November 26, 2016

November 27, 2016

  • Finished editing my Scholarship video. It came out pretty well.
  • Codementor meeting was missed (not by me). Rescheduled to Monday evening.
  • Sent a few more emails out to some HR alumni and VIPs.
  • PODCAST: Episode 140 | Haseeb Qureshi – Virtue and Hustle
  • Still adding more blog posts to my website.

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November 28, 2016

November 29, 2016

November 30, 2016

  • TODAY IS INTERVIEW DAY!! 😨
    • No matter what happens I’m so happy with my progress and realize that I have so much support and love around me that it’s impossible to fail.
    • Continued to work on my essays this morning. They are 98% of the way there!
    • The Complete React Web App Developer Course
    • Higher-order functions – Part 1 of Functional Programming in JavaScript
    • App Academy Prep Work
    • https://jondeng.com/blog/function-guide-to-HR/
    • https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/5ffdrb/did_i_just_bomb_a_bootcamp_technical_interview/
    • I finally solved a problem using a regex pattern I made on my own!!
      • /a.{3}b/g
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      • And I made another in the very next one to find the number of vowels in a string.
      • str.match(/[a,e,i,o,u]/ig).length
    • T-minus 37 minutes. Arghhhhh! 😱
    • Finished the interview. It was pretty brutal. They threw stuff at me I had never seen before. I have a suspicion that’s on purpose, but either way I was starting to get through it and fix my glaring mistakes when time was up. I won’t go into what exactly was covered or the format, but here is what I can say:
      • To say I was nervous is an understatement.
      • We used a shared IDE website to code which was nice. I heard it was just plain text, but not anymore.
      • It was recorded and then sent to the campus that you applied to afterwards.
      • There was a few minutes before to talk about me, and a few minutes after to ask any questions.
      • I did my best to talk and vocalize my thoughts the entire time no matter how silly it felt to talk about the most basic of JS.
      • I left this reminder by me the whole time.

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Oh by the way, I submitted my scholarship application!