Demystifying Tech Tests

Tue, 07 May 2019 18:30 to 21:00

  • Have you been learning to programme for a while but have no idea how to tackle a tech test?
  • Have you found the idea of a tech test terrifying to the point where it has put you off applying for a job?
  • Have you been wondering what companies are looking for when they assess your tech test?
If you’ve answered yes to all or any one of these questions, this workshop is for you!

You will get a chance to work with coaches on a sample tech test (you can choose from a few we will have on offer) in a language of your choice. It will be an opportunity to get a better understanding of what tech tests are and learn some ‘best practices’ to tackling one. You can find some of the tests you can work on here.

Ideally, you will already have some basic knowledge of programming in one language. However, everyone is welcome as long as you are keen to learn!

What To Bring

Laptop and charger. If you're unable to bring a laptop, please email [email protected]. We might still be able to get you to do some pairing!

Venue

Bloom & Wild
Unit W.301 Vox Studios
1-45 Durham Street
London, SE11 5JH

Directions: The building on the right as you enter the carpark, entrance door by the orange benches

Accessibility information: Step free access and disabled facilities

Schedule

6.30pm - 7pm: Arrivals & Food
7pm - 7.20pm: Introductory talk on tech tests
7.30pm - 8.45pm: Breakout and code!

FAQ

  • Do I need to bring a laptop?

    Yes, you should bring a laptop. If you don't have one send us an email as we may be able to help.

  • Do I need to bring a keyboard?

    A keyboard would help as you will spend the entire day pairing with someone on your laptop. If you don't have a keyboard, send us an email and we'll try to organise something for you.

  • I will be commuting. Can you help with my travel expenses?

    We will be offering some travel grants. Just make sure you fill in the questionnaire after you RSVP and we will get in touch.

Sponsors

A big thanks to all of our sponsors for making the event possible!