Jared Nelsen tells a story that we’re all too familiar with. Nothing new there, but the analysis and concluding thoughts are worth sticking around for. My favorite:
There is a fundamental mismatch between the public square’s claim that companies are absolutely desperate to hire software engineers and the brutal reality of being a software engineering candidate. These do-or-die high pressure coding challenges seem like more of a hazing mechanism rather than a valuable evaluation tool. Using them is like hiring a police officer by shooting at him before you ask him what he knows about the law.