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Android - Alameda Message Board › Meetup details changed: Android Class: Sharpening your Programming Skills &

Meetup details changed: Android Class: Sharpening your Programming Skills & Practicing For Interviews

Stephan B.
Group Organizer
Alameda, CA
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:00 PM

Where: Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak St
Alameda, CA 94501

This Wednesday night, we'll focus on practicing for technical interviews and improving your most basic programming skills.

If you're still fairly new to programming, this session should be helpful to you, even you're not currently looking for a job right now. And if you already know all this stuff, here is your chance to show off and teach others what you know.

Here are four web sites I'd recommend you take a look at. During our meetup, we'll just be focusing on just the first site below, Project Euler. We'll take some of their existing problems, modify them a little, and then work on them as a group.


Project Euler focuses on short bite-sized programming problems, in sequential order of difficulty. This is a great site for practicing your most basic programming skills, in any language, in a very focused way.­

Top Coder provides a way for you to measure yourself against other developers on larger problems. We won't be going over their problems. We won't have the time, but I'd suggest you try your luck on there once you're ready to move on from Project Euler.


StackOverflow is not only a good site to get answers on your Android programming-related questions, but it's an excellent site for answering Android-related or Flash-related programming questions, and answering questions yourself on there is a great way for you to further crystallize your understanding of those programming platforms (even if you can only answer a tiny fraction of those questions, it's probably something you should be doing for your own personal improvement as a developer).­

And last, Career Cup is a site maintained by the woman engineer who wrote the bookCracking the Google Interview. She herself worked as an Engineer at Google, Microsoft, and Apple. And her site is actually a great repository of real interview questions asked at well-known tech companies, that job-hunters post up there immediately right after they've finished with a particular technical interview.

This Wednesday night, we'll be inside the computer lab on the second floor of the library. The library itself closes at 8 PM, but they allow us to stay until 9 PM.

This Meetup repeats every week on Wednesday until December 20, 2011.

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through the Contact Us link on Meetup.
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