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Panel Discussion With FAANG Engineering Hiring Managers  

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2:15 PM Saturday
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Town Square B
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Interview Kickstart
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Join a candid and exciting panel discussion of FAANG hiring managers on hiring practices and what they are looking for in a candidate. Come with your best questions, and receive direct answers from horse's mouth!

Do communication skills matter for an engineer? Why do they ask such hard technical questions? What happens in a hiring committee? What can you do to increase your chances of clearing the interviews and working with some of the most driven teams on the planet? What if one of the 5 interviews is bad - do I still get an offer? How many times can I try? Can I write on a computer instead of a whiteboard? What about management interviews? Does Github profile help? What about referrals?

The panel will be arranged and moderated by Soham and Ryan, founders of Interview Kickstart.

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The Speaker(s)


Soham Mehta

Soham is the founder of Interview Kickstart, which is a bootcamp for technical interview preparation. The bootcamp is laser-focused on re-teaching Data Structures, Algorithms and System Design, to working engineers, who desire to work at high-growth, career-launching tech companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to InterviewKickstart, Soham was a Director of Engineering at Box and an early engineer there. He helped Box's technical teams grow from 5 to 250 engineers over a span of 5 years. This meant living and breathing the interviewing machine exploring all its nooks and corners, and ups and downs. Prior to Box, Soham has also worked at eBay and Microsoft.

Ryan Valles

Ryan is one of the co-founders of Interview Kickstart, which is a bootcamp for technical interview preparation. Interview Kickstart is a Silicon Valley-based structured and comprehensive program to help working Software Engineers prepare for the toughest technical interviews. Our focus areas are Algorithms, Data Structures, System Design and Career Skills. Our Instructors are full time working engineers who are current Hiring Managers and Tech Leads from Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Uber, Linkedin, Apple, Dropbox, Box, and other top Silicon Valley companies. Our program includes Live Classes, Mock interviews, Timed tests, Individual Coaching Sessions, Resume Reviews, Career strategy, Referrals and much more. Let us help you Nail Your Next Technical Interview!

Yannis Minadakis

Yannis Minadakis started on Siri as a Senior Engineering Manager and now works on Appleā€™s new AR framework, RealityKit. He has over 16 years of professional experience building quality products and 7 years of experience building high performing teams. His passion is taking on big challenges, dealing with ambiguity to build the next generation of user experiences. He strives to create an open, transparent and collaborative work environment. Through his career, he has worked on Windows OS, Intel, AMD, Bloomberg and Apple among others.

Nikhil Mahajan

Nikhil Mahajan is currently a Senior Software Engineering Manager at Google. He has had more than 12 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Google he was an engineering manager at Bloomberg.

Heraldo  Memelli

Heraldo Memelli is an Engineering Manager at Facebook with over 5 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Facebook, he managed the global team of HackerRank engineers. He has a Computer Science PhD with engineering leadership experience in the Silicon Valley.

Monal Daxini

Monal Daxini is currently a engineering manager and software architect at Netflix. He has over 10 years of engineering experience. Expertise in building large scale Distributed Systems, leading and driving large projects from concept to fruition. Excellent communication skills, and knowledgeable about business having owned couple.
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