Message from JavaScript talks

July 2017

— TBH the CEO was in on the interview and did not know his stuff. They remarked I knew "too much theory" when I went over all the computer science basics every programmer should know

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I said graph theory was a fundamental concept and can be applied to everything, and in response they basically brushed it off as being "too sciency" or something, as if it wasn't a good thing

— What the fuck

— Have you seen the Google Interview videos on YouTube?

— Yeah, basically I demonstrated pretty high proficiency in CS and how it relates to JS, and they looked through it as irrelevant... fml

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— I have

— They're ALL about O-notation, algorithms on whiteboards, etc

— >too much theory is a bad thing
just how...

— Knowing when to apply certain patterns is the most important skill there is

— Yep

— They just did not understand how knowing your basic theory applies to software development

— You should be glad you didn't get that I think