EP016: Dynamic Programming, Coding Interviews, and How to do them with Sam Gavis-Hughson

Hello everyone!  This week, I’d like to introduce Sam Gavis-Hughson.  He’s here to help with technical interviews and developing the skills to work through the pressure of a large technical company and startup coding interviews.  He shared SO MUCH good stuff with us on this episode, I think you’ll appreciate how down to earth he is.  We talk about prepping for interview skills, as well as getting ready for the metal game of an in-person interview.

Take a listen and learn what Sam has to offer us all!

00:00 – Sam’s intro – including an origin story involving Lego Mindstorm programming (proving that the program actually DOES work to increase STEM grads!)
08:00 – Dynamic programming & you…
13:00 – Most undervalued aspect of interviews.
14:30 – Study on the fundamentals – via MOOC for free even!
20:00 – Using programming skills daily makes life better.
25:00 – What is Sam’s course – the big thing people struggle with – FAST solutions.
30:00 – Optimal subproblems and Overlapping subproblems.
32:00 – Everyone has a plan for the fight until they get punched in the face.
37:00 – Top developer interview failures.

If you’re looking for more information on dynamic Programming – check out Sam’s FREE ebook at www.byte-by-byte.com/dpbook

As we talked about – here are Sam’s favorite MOOC classes on fundamental programming and data structures – FOR FREE!

MIT: Click for MIT because you like it more than Princeton.
Princeton: Click for Princeton because you like it more than MIT.

About the Author
Head cartographer and coach on the journey of all things Tech career, Creator and Host of Angle Free IT podcast, and main blogger on both the AnglfreeIT.com blog, forum and careermap.tech websites. Oh and I have a day job of Sr. SDN and DevOps consultant, Have a wife and kids, and run another sidegig too. Check out the podcast for more of my bio.

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