I somewhat sceptical about Brain teasers.
"When you can get together 50 of the most talented computer scientists in the world, there's a chance that you are going to hire some of them."
I believe first of all that the best programmers work mostly in the small/medium companies full time and don't have time to participate. Second - the ability to solve stupid tests is the last thing that makes the programmer. There are many other things to take in the consideration. It is not last 1000 employees but the first 2 employees that had made the difference and Google to be Google. I think that it was interesting to work for Google back in the 1999/2000. And it is not interesting to work there in 2004, when the company is a huge 2700 employee monster.
Sunday, November 07, 2004 3:14 AM