Author Archives: Sheldon "Don" Sandbekkhaug

A Quiz to Practice Big O for a Software Interview

Estimating big O is a crucial part of software engineering interviews. If you can write decent code, but can’t analyze big O, interviewers will mentally subtract points from your score. Tips for analyzing Big O Consider the worst case Think … Continue reading

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A Small Note After George Floyd

On May 25, an African American man named George Floyd was murdered by police officers. It was a tragedy, and not the first. I haven’t focused on this blog in recent months. After George Floyd, I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Burgers: Food Chain Magnate

In the spring of 1955, the county government gave me a small loan so that I could open a diner in our little town. But I wasn’t the only one—three other aspiring food chain magnates also started restaurants, and the … Continue reading

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How to Structure Your Presentation to be Clear and Convincing

Have you ever sat in a meeting where you felt bored? You had to endure a presentation where the speaker read several paragraphs per slide, all in monotone. Some rando in the room kept asking useless questions, prolonging the presentation. … Continue reading

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How to Get an Interview at a Major Tech Company

0% money-back guarantee – The Town of Muleshoe – How to get rejected – Captain Picard’s wisdom If you’re reading this, you’re looking for a software engineering job at a major tech company. If you’re in sales, HR, or any … Continue reading

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