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  • I was given 7 pennies, and challenged with making 2 rows of 4.
  • Reverse a singly linked list.
  • Test if a character is a capital letter or not.
I don't like writing code on the board, I don't think linearly.
I jot down thoughts, and evaluate, refactor and iterate.

I have had interviews where I didn't verify the input as the very first thing I wrote, the interviewer immediately started to hem and haw. I'm fine with the attention and the pressure, however in that situation I already failed the test because I didn't solve the problem they wanted it to be solved.

One of these times after they put me through the ringer with an on the board test, and they ask "Do you have any questions?"

I want to say "Yeah, here is a brainteaser, could you code it on the board? I want to know how skilled the colleagues I work with are."

... Probably only if I have already decided I don't want the job though.
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