Some of the other things this brings me to has to do with the focus of diversity.
Allison Lampe
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As a bootcamp graduate, I was very disappointed to learn that no one at any company I interviewed with had looked at a single line of code I’d written, even though it was all up on github.

My skillset was judged not on what I’d learned how to do in class, what I’d figured out how to do after I graduated, or on the quality of any of it. It was judged based on 1 — 3 random programming questions that are standard in computer science programs, but not commonly needed if you’re writing CSS and HTML.

The thing that really bothers me is that these are things you can *look up* when you do need them, so having that info in your head for white-boarding, on-the-spot, mid-interview simply means you probably took computer science instead of following another route to becoming a developer, and literally nothing more.

Back in the 1990s, before the vast store of web resources were instantly available, it may have made sense, but now, when you can probably find the standard algorithms you need within 5 minutes on stack overflow, it makes more sense to pair program or code-review a candidate’s publicly posted work.

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