Stackoverflow discouragement for applying for a job.
I have been working on my own startups for last 5 years; established 2 companies, one took off, makes around 500k yearly, and one didn’t. The one didn’t take off was in US and it was my recent one. I raised money for it from US investors and also went through one of the well known startup accelerators as well. At my companies, I pretty much worked as a full stack developer.
Now, I moved to US entirely and as my other company in another country, I am not able to work for it and receive salary.
I did some side projects which went well enough to make more than 100k in several months. But, they faced with difficulties and the money stopped lately.
Now, I want to work at one of the big corps. I feel so confident about delivering a product, project all by myself. I can build a distributed system on AWS along with DevOps flows and high performance frontend. I am highly experienced on frontend, I know what becomes the bottleneck later, what problems a project faces in the time, I know how to manage resources of a web app to make it available in another country etc.
I have the experience, feeling, senses but not confident enough to code at a company. I feel like people at big corps don’t use stackoverflow at all. I use it like a documentation website all time. But the feeling I have is, either I will not be able to make through the interviews as they would ask weird questions on whiteboard or even if I make it through the interviews people inside gonna be so brilliant and will make fun of me.
I have been doing design, biz, engineering all together and can’t remember every function/method from my head. But I also know what is stinky. It takes less than two weeks to sharpen one of my sides when I focus on it. How much do you guys use stackoverflow at your company? For instance, I love Netflix, Coinbase, Airbnb, Google and Facebook and would like to work at a company like one of them.