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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Gawker Media in December 2013.Interview Details
Applied online, received an email from HR a week later for me to do a coding assignment. I had never used backbone.js before, and made sure they knew that in the cover letter, since it was listed as a requirement on the app. I promised I'm a fast learner and could pick it up if I need to.
The coding assignment they sent was backbone.js only, which excited me, since I needed an excuse to learn it. It was just adding a bunch of functionality to a basic comment system backbone demo. I had to add validation, a cancel button, remember last author's name, make the comment box modal, and a couple other things. They sent it the day before thanksgiving, and had a hard deadline of the following Monday (kind of a small window given the holiday). I learned the required material and passed it in Sunday night. A few days later I was contacted to set up a Skype interview with one of the team members in Budapest.
The Skype call wouldn't have been hard if I was experienced in backbone, since all the questions were very easy, I just don't have enough experience with backbone to know everything he asked. The questions were simple:
Q:"Why should you return false in a backbone method"
A: To stop propagation of the browser (Knew that one).
Q: "How can you prevent everything from being in the global space"
Q: "What browsers support .trim() method?"
Was contacted the next day that they weren't moving forward with the application. (I figured)Interview Questions
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