Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 5th and 6th 2013

Gayle McDowell

About Gayle

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of and the author of three books:

  • Cracking the Coding Interview ('s #1 best-selling interview book)
  • Cracking the PM Interview (product manager)
  • Cracking the Tech Career
    She is an interview consultant, helping companies improve their interview process and coaching startups through acquisitions/acqui-hires. She is also an interview prep instructor, hired by Facebook to teach an interview prep class for external software developer candidates.

Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple. She holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

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Speaking Sessions

  • Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Devs and PM Interviews

    3:30 PM Saturday   Room: SmithWick
    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.