Interview Rotation

The goal of this project is to give you experience as both the interviewer and the interviewee in a technical interview.


  1. Watch the Google Technical Interview Video and discuss
  2. Pair up.
  3. Each pair should pick one of the following "Rosetta Code" interview questions.
  4. [30 min] Solve the problem together.
  5. When the bell rings, find a new pair partner. Do not pick someone who has solved the same problem.
  6. [30 min] Role play! One person does a technical interview of the other, asking the interviewee to solve a problem that the interviewer has already learned.
  7. [30 min] Repeat steps 5 & 6 as time allows. Alternate which role you play so you get experience as both an interviewer and an interviewee.

Sample Schedule

time activity
9:15 am watch and discuss the Google Interview video
10:00 am group up and learn (or review) a particular puzzle
10:30 am pair up and roleplay an interviewer + interviewee
11:00 am re-pair and repeat roleplay (swap roles and partners)
11:30 am re-pair and repeat roleplay


From now until you get a job, you should add "coding interview prep" to your practice. Every week or so, learn a new interview problem, and periodically meet with fellow job-seeking students to role play interviews again.

Here are some resources to help you on your path:

General Resources:


  • HackerRank - Interview practice problems and articles for developers
  • CodeSignal - Progression of programming interview questions
  • LeetCode - Collection of programmer interview questions
  • CodeWars - Community powered programmer problems
  • Advent of Code - Yearly set of challenges, starting on Dec. 1st.
  • Rosetta Code - Programming challenges from FreeCodeCamp.
  • Project Euler - Large list of math oriented programming questions and community of solvers.