[erlang-questions] Off-topic question about Universities

Marco Molteni <>
Wed Jul 5 08:33:13 CEST 2017


I have been hiring candidates as software engineers in the telecommunication and software industry for more than ten years. I myself have a master in CS.

According to the position, I look also for the University degree, with a healthy dose of skepticism, since, say, being graduated in CS has no relationship with the ability (or not) of being able to write maintainable code.

We give various levels of programming exercises to try to evaluate the candidate ability to understand a problem, come up with clean, readable, simple, tested code. We don't do stupid whiteboard coding exercises or CS theoretical questions that require to be fresh out of University. We then try to evaluate if the candidate is smart, able to work in a group or is a jerk.

Regarding the University logo, frankly, I don't even look at it, why should I ? :-)

marco


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