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Hunting for a match

This post continues the series of interview problem breakdowns. In this series, I attempt an interview problem from somewhere on the internet that I have never seen before and share all the details with you. I set a limit of one hour for the initial attempt, then follow up with a correct solution regardless of how long it takes. Hunting for a match With all the changes and a new schedule for my toddler its been difficult to find the time to work on these challenges In fact, this is the first problem I’m attempting under “lockdown”.

Tue Mar 31, 2020 1148 words
Chaotic arrays

This post continues the series of interview problem breakdowns. In this series, I attempt an interview problem from somewhere on the internet that I have never seen before and share all the details with you. I set a limit of one hour for the initial attempt, then follow up with a correct solution regardless of how long it takes. Unwinding chaotic arrays I went through this problem back in late February, but with COVID-19 its been difficult find the time for reflection and documenting my attempt.

Thu Mar 12, 2020 1669 words
Hunting for Triplets

This post continues the series of interview problem breakdowns. In this series, I attempt an interview problem from somewhere on the internet that I have never seen before and share all the details with you. I set a limit of one hour for the initial attempt, then follow up with a correct solution regardless of how long it takes. Finding Geometric Triplets This was a fun problem. Implementing something that worked was simple, but finding the correct solution took a change in perspective and deeper insight into the problem.

Tue Mar 3, 2020 2184 words
Special Strings

This is the first in a series of posts where I’ll introduce an interview problem I’ve never solved before and attempt to solve it in an hour. I’ll show what was achieved in that hour, then proceed to implement a full solution to the problem if I failed to initially do so. Counting Special Strings The problem Via HackerRank, this problem asks us to solve the following: A string is said to be a special string if either of two conditions is met:

Mon Feb 17, 2020 1700 words