How to study/prep for Algorithms/Google Interviews?
January 26, 2009 8:27 AM Subscribe
Best ways to prep/study for CS Algorithm/Google style job interviews?
posted by anonymous to work & money (19 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
When interviewing for CS jobs, many great companies love to put emphasis on more abstract and academic interview questions involving classical CS problems, algorithm analysis, and design.
I'm more a Software Engineer than a Computer Scientist, with 6 years doing back-end work in web applications and a great CS degree from a top school.
However, I don't do this type of academic work/analysis in my day to day job and it's all a distant undergrad memory. I'd like to prepare myself to start thinking this way again and become more familiar with the problem domain.
There is an argument that this type of interview is not useful and a red flag about the quality of the people running the organization. I agree with that somewhat, but would prefer to build the tools to make the best impression possible in a variety of places.
What's the best way to prep for these interviews?
My current plan was to try and find a sharp grad student in CS to quiz me and help analyze my answers.