Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012

Gayle McDowell

About Gayle

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of and the author of three books:

  • Cracking the Coding Interview ('s #1 best-selling interview book)
  • Cracking the PM Interview (product manager)
  • Cracking the Tech Career
    She is an interview consultant, helping companies improve their interview process and coaching startups through acquisitions/acqui-hires. She is also an interview prep instructor, hired by Facebook to teach an interview prep class for external software developer candidates.

Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple. She holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.

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Speaking Sessions

  • Cracking the Coding Interview

    1:45 PM Saturday   Room: SmithWick
    CS interviews are a different breed from other interviews and, as such, require specialized skills and techniques. Cracking the Coding Interview will teach you how to prepare for coding interviews, what top companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft really look for, and how to tackle the toughest programming and algorithm problems. This talk will be deeply technical and cover specific programming concepts, including data structures and algorithms. FROM THE AUTHOR OF AMAZON'S BEST-SELLING INTERVIEW BOOK, Cracking the Coding Interview. Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 79 reviews: