Real Life Update
I'm about to finish my second-to-last semester of college. That in and of itself is perhaps a somewhat stunning thing to think about. Equally important, of course, is the question of what I'll do once I leave. I've been interviewing with a half-dozen companies, and just got back the other day from a trip up to the Bay Area to do in-person interviews with Yelp and NVIDIA. I'd forgotten how nice the Bay Area was. I stayed in downtown San Francisco, at The Mosser Hotel, and it was, well, really nice. Caltrain is also an awesome commuter rail system.
The interviews were the usual, intimidating technical interviews. Six hours with a series of engineers and managers. Programming problems on the board (none of them terribly difficult, but all of them rather harder to solve when you're under a time constraint and being watched). I think I did okay, though. Hopefully they liked me. crosses fingers
I should start hearing back from them (and hopefully the other companies I've been talking to) in the next week or two, which is very exciting. I'll be sure to post and update when I have some idea what I'm going to be doing in the real world. Until then, ciao.