My best interview experience involved a past problem the company had. It was given to me several days in advance of my on-site interview and I was told not to spend too much time. A couple sketches showing one or more solutions would suffice. I really enjoyed that it was grounded in reality and not some made-up fantasy problem. I don't know why that's so hard.

Thank you so much for sharing this Mishti! This approach has always worked well for me and reading this is reminding me to lean into it more now that I'm figuring out my next thing. PS: This especially piqued my interest because I think details (actual emails, texts) are extremely helpful!!

This is a continuation of Part 1 where I take you through the poll working experience.

My job reminded me of the kitchen prototyping scene in The Founder, the story of McDonald’s

During poll worker training, I learned about the different roles and responsibilities you could be assigned to as a poll worker. I remember thinking “Oooh I want to do that” for Privacy Booth Inspector…

I think one of the things that keeps people from getting involved in phone banking or poll working is not knowing what to expect. So I wanted to share how it works for those who are even the slightest bit curious.

I’ve broken it down into 4 parts:

  1. Application —…
Although this is a story about redesigning parking signs, it’s not that different from coding — you inherit crap, have to fix it, then commit it to code.

“The test… is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

There’s been a lot of talk in and around the 2016 US Elections. But it’s talk about each other, not with each other. Like…

I was surprised by how much I love our Google Home and how useless other people find it. Do they just not know about all its amazing functions?? So I thought I’d share it here.

You will find this relevant if you, like me:

  1. Are easily distracted by your phone…

I got tired of taking people’s word on the implications of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. I wanted to understand how. Which sections say that? Which lines? What does it say exactly? So I put it up here for us to annotate and discuss in context. …

“The test… is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

There’s been a lot of talk in and around the 2016 US Elections. But it’s talk about each other, not with each other. Like…

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