Leetcode medium asked by girlfriend dad

Apple JobsAtApp
Dec 12, 2018 71 Comments

I and my gf live in SF. We went to meet my gf family in Seattle. My gf dad is principal engineer at Msft. It was dinner time. We started with casual conversation about tech jobs and stuff. From there we started talking about interview process and out of nowhere he asked me how i would solve an array question. He acted like it was casual conversation but I could see how he was evaluating my answer. Initially I was taken back a little but then I got hold of my senses. After all I have years of LC experience. This was day to shine. I started answering with brute force solution followed by optimal solution. Talked about time and space complexity. In the end he was somewhat satisfied.

They are asking us to visit again during Christmas break. I wonder if I should prepare for system design.

Girl is Asian. I m not.

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  • Facebook fQvt06
    Best post on blind yet
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng caxic
      I came here to say the exact same thing 😂
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
    Lmao
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Google TYAPU
    He won't let you marry his daughter without you solving a leetcode hard.

    Or flip the tables and say. I'd like your daughter's hand in marriage. However before we agree on how many sheep...solve this leetcode hard
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Muslimdown

    Microsoft Eng

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    Engineer working for msft
    Muslimdownmore
    Hi it’s good to see you on blind. I didn’t mean to test you or evaluate your eligibility for my daughter. It was an honest chit chat based on our common interests and background. Sorry if I had offended you. Hope to see you soon (both of you) here
    Dec 12, 2018 4
    • New cuming
      I scroll down the comments just waiting for his dad appears lol
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Amazon bandwagon
      No way Asian father has the username "muslimdown". Still funny tho
      Dec 12, 2018
    • AMD
      5nm

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      5nmmore
      😂
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Amazon what¿
      Muslimdown?
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Barclays PLC thisguyfox
    Leetcode now gets you married as well
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng UUKg61
    Your father in law is planning to change his job. You were his practice round
    Dec 12, 2018 1
  • Microsoft BLRisLITaf
    Once Hiring Committee approves, you have to get your girl in the team match. Else you might end up with the weird sister.

    We'd still like to meet you for Christmas!
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Prepare for penetration test next time :)
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng BigFoodie
    He was evaluating your future earning potential. System design or gtfo.
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Cisco / Eng John360
    Practice tree data structures! 🎄
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Workday / Eng Jimmyjim
    This is the sort of content we need on Blind
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Wayfair 1234abc123
    Is he Indian or Chinese?
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Facebook parch
    Obviously a fake story. Also, Seattle is an awful city.
    Dec 12, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Mgmt Ji scvhhjf
      Menlo Park is an awful city
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Apple JobsAtApp
      OP
      It happened. Seattle was fine.
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Salesforce / Eng OSGSEA67
      Honestly, FB side of Menlo Park is really sad, poor traffic, neighborhood, and environment.
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Vertivco / Eng
    FastPapuan

    Vertivco Eng

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    FastPapuanmore
    Why the fuck didn't he ask for LeetCode #741: Cherry Pick?
    Is it because he didn't want you to demonstrate DP and backtracking with his daughter?
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Gusto u83r
      God that question is a monster
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Dude... strike first! Ask him a question 😁
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Ranveer
      +1 on that. Go leetcode ballistic on his ass at Christmas.
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Flagged by the community.

  • ION Group CuriousBoy
    Solve leetcode Hard and take my daughter .. LOL ... Best motivation 🤣
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Intel cq_intel
    May be might bring his co workers for the next meetup. Goodluck dude.
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Mentor Graphics vAjo15
    Next time you see him talk about how you been practicing DP.
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Pinterest UJiH62
      You mean double penetration?
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Salesforce
    tensorchic

    Salesforce

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    I am blind to something and you are too.
    tensorchicmore
    Count yourself lucky that you can impress your future father-in-law just by professional competency. 😂
    There was another post on Blind where the dude was complaining that his father in law wanted pictures of his Visa documents and pay stubs or something 😁
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Salesforce
      tensorchic

      Salesforce

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      I am blind to something and you are too.
      tensorchicmore
      Maybe he's going to ask you to co-found with him 🤔
      I'm jealous now.
      Dec 12, 2018

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