Imperative Broccoli, a FAANG engineer, interviewed Sagacious Astrolabe in Python
Longest Substring With Maximum K Distinct Characters
Given a string, find the length of the longest substring in it with no more than K distinct characters.
Feedback about Sagacious Astrolabe (the interviewee)
Advance this person to the next round?
How were their technical skills?
How was their problem solving ability?
What about their communication ability?
Having a mechanism for following a strict problem-solving process will bring clarity to your problem solving and catch bugs before you write code. Craft 5-6 STAR stories, but don't expect that you would use all of them in an interview. Crafting on the fly will help a lot. If there wasn't a clear 'Result' from the story, like cost savings, performance boost, talk about what the biggest lesson learned was Good luck!
Feedback about Imperative Broccoli (the interviewer)
Would you want to work with this person?
How excited would you be to work with them?
How good were the questions?
How helpful was your interviewer in guiding you to the solution(s)?
The interviewer gave me really good feedback: * Stick to a format for answering a technical question * Have 5-6 STAR stories for behavioral * Try and figure out what a behavioral question is asking for * Be patient with yourself, if the question is different than expected.