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Week 15 at gSchool: Interviews

By Liz Eggleston
Last updated on September 22, 2014


Cameron Buckingham is a student at gSchool, a 6-month coding school in Colorado. He blogs each week about his experience at gSchool- this week, Cameron talks about his first interviews with Pivotal Labs!

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Well, Rubyconf sent me an email last night saying that our talk would not be part of the 2014 San Diego Rubyconf schedule. As much as I was excited to do a presentation on the Developer bootcamp business, I saw this as a blessing in disguise. Since we are still working with local businesses, finishing our personal projects, and working on our class project; we have a lot on our plate at the moment and maybe coordinating a large-scale presentation would not be the best. All that aside, I put a proposal out to Rubyconf Australia, so we will see how that goes!

In other news I had my first interview last week with Pivotal Labs. The interview itself was pretty difficult, but worth it. Even though I interviewed with PL, I was actually interviewing for another company. My instructor had seen that a recent client of Pivotal Labs based out of Dallas (TX is my preferred location to end up in) was looking to pivot their business and build out their site in a major way. So they were looking to hire a larger dev department. Unfortunately I did not get the position because the company was looking for someone more senior but it was a good experience to go through nonetheless. The interview itself was me explaining a testing spec but in a different language than I was used to. This was done purposefully because it shows the interviewer the candidates aptitude for communication and  cognitive process. 

Other than that, the past couple of weeks have flown by. And I look forward to the next couple of weeks to hunker down and focus on getting some more things done!


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About The Author

Liz is the cofounder of Course Report, the most complete resource for students researching coding bootcamps. Her research has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. She loves breakfast tacos and spending time getting to know bootcamp alumni and founders all over the world. Check out Liz & Course Report on Twitter, Quora, and YouTube!

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