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Cracking the Coding Interview - Oct. 17, 6:30p-9p, Intel HQ, Santa Clara

CodeChix - BayArea

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Crack the Coding Interview   more info Ended $5.00 $1.27
Crack the Coding Interview (Free, Autographed Book) Ended $30.00 $2.64

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Gayle Laakmann McDowell - author, "Cracking the Coding Interview"

Open to all women and men!

CodeChix is honored to present Gayle Laakmann McDowell for a heart-to-heart talk about technical interviews and what sorts of CS concepts, code and design you need to prepare for and how to do it.

Please join us for an evening with an exceptional CodeChick who will share with us her thoughts and experiences while working at Google, Amazon and Microsoft. 

We will be raffling T-shirts and other schwag at this event!

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards 2013 CodeChix T-shirts!

Note: Due to Intel's legal policy, we cannot have book sales on premise. Please pre-purchase your book via the ticket for the autographed book and Gayle will have it for you at the event!



6:30 – 6:55 Refreshments and networking

7:00 – 7:04 Welcome, Thanks, and Introduction  (event planning comm.. member)

7:05 – 7:09 Kim Stevenson vice president and Chief information Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation

7:10 – 7:14 Rupa Dachere CodeChix founder

7:15 – 8:19 Gayle Laakmann McDowell Founder/CEO of and Author of “Cracking the Coding Interview”

8:20 – 8:35 Raffle and meet the author


About the Speaker


How to Crack the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
Speaker: Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder / CEO of and Author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume.
CS interviews are a different breed from other interviews and, as such, require specialized skills and techniques. This talk will teach you how to prepare for coding and PM interviews, what top companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft really look for, and how to tackle the toughest programming and algorithm problems. This is not a fluffy be-your-best talk; it is deeply technical and will discuss specific algorithm and data structure topics.
Signed copies of McDowell's Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume will be on sale after the talk. Cracking the Coding Interview is the #1 interview prep book for software engineers. The Google Resume is a broader book to teach people what they need to do to position themselves for a tech job, starting from early in college up through the offer and job performance itself. The books are rated as 5 and 4.5 stars respectively on Amazon.

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of and the author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 8000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews. 



Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee. 



Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School. 

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When & Where

Intel HQ - Auditorium SC-9
2200 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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CodeChix - BayArea

CodeChix is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (501c3).  It is an organization for local women developers run by local women developers in a non-alpha, language/os agnostic, supportive environment with an emphasis on face-to-face communication. It is the first group of its kind and started in 2009 in San Jose, CA.

The key goals of CodeChix are to educate, promote and mentor women engineers and developers.  We foster continuous learning, provide mentorship/guidance and create a local community of women developers. The original chapter of CodeChix is in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area with additional chapters in Seattle/Redmond. The CodeChix slogan is “May the code be with you…”.

CodeChix organizes Hacking Sessions, Technical Talks and Technical Workshops. Past events include Wikipedia’s Operations Infrastructure, Algorithms and Directed Acyclic Graphs, Mobile/Graphic Design for Engineers Workshop, Toy Robotics: My little Pleo, OpenShift Workshop, Android Installfest & App Building 101, Hacking Raspberry Pi and Javascript Plugins Workshop.

Events are open to to the public or women-only (specified on the event description). Our speakers and workshop instructors can be female or male.





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