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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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Described a transactional model for updates.

It's a very common interview question, this article How To Design Google Docs ( has a detailed discussion about this topic.

Describe your research to me

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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.

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

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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