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Describe your research to me

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This was difficult as it's hard to gauge how much they already know about your field and so you need to spend some time on the basics and see how quickly the interviewer understands things

Design for a google doc style spreadsheet, with a focus on how to handle multiple concurrent edits and formulas on the spreadsheet.

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1. Sort 10 floating point numbers. 2. Implement an algorithm to find the intersecting point of two line segments. 3. Convert a triangle mesh format to another and remove the duplicated vertices.

The technical question was fine, but they really want good solutions with lots of thought, not just the obvious. Interview questions varied between standard tricky algorithm questions, and super open ended questions to assess critical thinking.

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Binary search in rotated sorted array. (on-campus question)

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