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Cracking the Coding Interview: Technical Interview Practice

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Holy cr@p - you have a technical interview coming up. Where does one start to study & practice?!

Join Women Who Code and Gayle Laakmann McDowell (, the author of Cracking the Coding Interview (, to flesh out your technical interviewing skills, seek advice, and practice for coding on those big scary whiteboards.

Please note: This event is for women, and those who identify as being a woman. Emphatically trans- and queer-friendly.

6:00p arrival/mingle
6:30p Gayle Laakmann McDowell talks about technical interviewing, with a Q & A
7:30p Break into small groups for hands-on practice
9:00p Beauty rest!

About our guest: Gayle Laakmann McDowell's interviewing expertise comes from vast experience on both sides of the desk. She has completed Software Engineering interviews with - and received offers from - Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Capital IQ, and a number of other firms. Of these top companies, she has worked for Microsoft, Apple and Google, where she gained deep insight into each company's hiring practices.

Most recently, Gayle spent three years at Google as a Software Engineer and was one of the company's lead interviewers. She interviewed over 120 candidates in the U.S. and abroad, and led much of the recruiting for her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.

Signed copies of McDowell’s Cracking the Coding Interview ( and The Google Resume ( will be on sale after the talk!