The Technical Interview is Broken. Let’s Fix It.

The Technical Interview is Broken. Let’s Fix It.

Speakers

Sargun Kaur

Byteboard

Mekka Okereke

Google

Despite companies investing 7 - 9 hours per person on interviewing, they miss out on great talent by testing for memorization instead of the practical application of skills. The current interview process benefits those who have the resources to prepare, while creating a barrier for those who do not. By attending this panel, you will gain actionable insights from a hiring manager, a recruiter, and an engineer on how to build an interview experience that more effectively measures for on-the-job skills and is an equitable experience for all. Mekka leads one of the most inclusive engineering teams at Google. Jen scaled Lever in numbers & culture to be one of the “best places to work”. Sargun & her team have designed a project-based interview now used by Lyft, Dropbox, Betterment, and others.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Workplace
Level: Intermediate