The High-Tech Company Interview

De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, 95014

De Anza College - Cupertino, United States

The speaker session offers a comprehensive exploration of the job search experiences, interview strategies, and technical considerations for prospective candidates at high-tech companies.

May 26, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

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Key Themes

Career Development

About this event

The High-Tech Company Interview

Date & Time: Friday, May 26th, 11am - 2pm, 

Venue: ATC 203 - Main Lab in the Advanced Technology Center, De Anza College


   Erik's recent experience with actual job search

   Mike's standard discussion of how to approach early-career job searches and why one would/wouldn't want to start with startups

   Discussion of value of LeetCode and similar question banks, given the presence of ChatGPT in the landscape

   Walkthrough of example non-coding interview question

       - selecting data structures suitable for a problem

       - analyzing for big-O performance.

       - identifying what parts of the problem the candidate is supposed to be able to notice for themselves

   Walkthrough of coding interview question: simple implementation of a spreadsheet API

       - Identifying implementation tradeoffs

       - Real-world vs. during-interview code quality

       - Time management - just enough tests to prove it's working, not so many the clock runs out

   Q&A session



Friday, May 26, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


Experience in job searching in the current era
Discussion on early-career job searches
Discussion on the interview process
Walkthrough of example non-coding interview question
Walkthrough of coding interview question
Q&A Session


  • Michael Gainer


    Staff Software Engineer

  • Erik Dan Tran

    Event Speaker


  • Timothy Le

    GDSC Lead

  • Khaled Al-Mohandes


  • Iris Li

    Marketing Officer

  • Jason Vu

    Head of Finances

  • Kentaro Lawrence

    Tech Lead

  • Samuel Lo

    Tech Lead

  • Onur Yararbas

    Tech Lead

  • Brian Liu

    Tech Lead

  • Aniedi Udo-Obong

    Regional Leader

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