By Gabriel Gosselin on March 08, 2013
On 5 March HootSuite HR led the charge on #HootHire, an open-house recruitment event. I met many bright devs and designers interested in working for HootSuite. A number of candidates were either still in school or beginning their career so we chatted about “where to start?” I asked the team to share their thoughts and collected them here for posterity (in the order I received them).
- Go to a meet up and listen and talk to other developers
- Think about something you’ve programmed (1 file/class) that someone may find interesting and put your solution up on github.
- Read an algorithms book, languages are quick to learn, concepts take work.
- In a technical interview on optimization, the answer is almost always a hashmap, if it isn’t, hopefully you followed #3
- Everyone works with one system, try doing something that required two or more to talk to each other and you’re a step above the competition.
David Chan – Developer @chandavid gh: davidchan
Start your own project. Find something you like and start coding. Small, quick projects.