Leedcode and side projects

Opus Consulting framework
Nov 12 10 Comments

I am leetcoding and improving my algo and data structure.

Should I also do side projects to build a mini clone of popular websites like Amazon, Twitter, Instagram app ect.

Will that increase my chances getting interviews at good companies?

Does this matter? Just checking if it show that you know how to build both frontend and backend.

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  • New / Eng
    AmazonEng

    New Eng

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    Facebook, Amazon
    BIO
    Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
    AmazonEngmore
    Yes side projects do help, just build whatever your heart desires and show passion, there’s no formula.
    Nov 12 0
  • Indeed / Eng trainwrekt
    No don't build clones but do build something that interests you maybe for a hobby or something
    Nov 12 0
  • Microsoft xdgK44
    It might help youself understand the end to end system design at a non-scale level, but that should be it if it’s just a prototype. I don’t think it’ll make you more competitive as a candidate imo
    Nov 12 3
    • Opus Consulting framework
      OP
      What will make more competitive?
      Nov 12
    • Microsoft xdgK44
      I would build something interesting, get real users and see real usage/traffic.
      Nov 12
    • Opus Consulting framework
      OP
      Got it
      Nov 12
  • New / Eng
    AmazonEng

    New Eng

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    Facebook, Amazon
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    Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
    AmazonEngmore
    Or build a startup and get acquired.
    Nov 12 3
    • Opus Consulting framework
      OP
      Thanks.But, I dont think startups are that easy. Its requires more than just building a app or websites.
      Nov 12
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

      New Eng

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      Facebook, Amazon
      BIO
      Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
      AmazonEngmore
      r/whooosh
      Nov 12
    • Opus Consulting framework
      OP
      😊
      Nov 12

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