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Technical Interview Preparation @ Shape Security

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Solve algorithm based technical questions on a whiteboard under a time limit. This will prepare us to think on our feet and be more comfortable during actual technical interviews.

Recommended preparation is to study the basic concepts of a topic beforehand such as relevant data structures, Big-O notation (runtime) and use cases. To make most of the meetup, practice coding some interview problems on a given topic at home. You can find some helpful staring points here (

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All attendees should expect and desire to perform at the whiteboard. If you would like only to observe, please, update your RSVP and contact the organizers to help as a volunteer with logistics.


6.45 - 7.00 Warm up/food/networking

7.00 - 7.15 Intro about the topic of the day with an example of ‘How to do whiteboarding?’

7.25 - 9.00 Split the participants in smaller groups under categories - medium & advanced. Each group has a mentor who guides the group in solving a problem. Groups switch mentors after 25 minutes.

Topics for this run:

• Week 1 (8/15): Arrays

• Week 2 (8/22): Strings

• Week 3 (8/29): Linked Lists

• Week 4 (9/5): Stacks, Queues

• Week 5 (9/12): Binary Trees, Binary Search Trees

• Week 6 (9/19): Dynamic Programming

• Week 7 (9/26): Graphs

• Week 8 (10/3): Review-thon (set of 1-1 mock interviews)


Shape Security ( provide best-in-class defense against malicious automated cyberattacks on web and mobile applications. Shape leads the industry with its patented technology. The Shape team brings years of experience and expertise from fighting cybercriminals and truly partners with its customers to protect them against cyberfraud and cyberattack. Shape is designed for rapid and large scale deployment to protect the highest traffic web and mobile applications from sophisticated cyberattack and consistently delivers dramatic results for fraud loss reduction and attack deflection from even the most determined of cybercriminals. Shape Security is proud to host Women Who Code in their Mountain View office.

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*NOTE: This event starts at 6.45pm due to heavy traffic in the area.

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