Wasting our time around here
I had to do a take-home coding test for a potential job last week. The job is supposedly heavy on Python, a language I’m familiar with, but that’s it. Having looked at the job description, though, I decided that didn’t matter that much since the rest of the description was fairly in line with my ability and interest.
Furthermore, I personally place a lot of weight on the mission of the company. I am sure either companies don’t care whether I am interested in their mission or not or don’t think it matters — I’m just a developer, right? But it matters to me. I think if I’m invested in the mission, I will do better work. I will be more efficient and feel a sense of immediacy.
Afterward, I had a professional Python developer friend of mine look at the problem. She said she probably couldn’t do it either. Wasting our time around here.