Facebook Developer’s ‘Crush Your Coding Interview’ for UG tomorrow


Facebook Engineer is headed for Guyana for this weekend’s ‘Crush Your Coding Interview’ event at the University of Guyana (CIT Room) to be conducted by Murtadha Al-Tameemi.

Guyana’s Facebook Developer Circle Lead, Samantha Sheoprashad, is the local coordinator.

Sheoprashad, in a press release, said “It remains a challenge for many young professionals and people to find a job. While they are many contributing factors our focus will be to prepare person within the tech ecosystem to excel at these process. Our aim is to help them develop relevant skills needed for job interviews etc.”

The session, which starts at 10:00h and ends at noon on Saturday (February 8), will be an interactive one where important tips and tricks on how to perform well in a coding interview would be shared.

“This workshop will draw from our experience interviewing candidates applying to work at Facebook and will offer you insights into the data points an interviewer is looking for when evaluating a candidate,” Sheoprashad explained.

She added, “Developers Circle from Facebook is a programme for developers all over the world to connect, learn and collaborate. Chapters are community-driven, free to join and provide a platform for members to share knowledge, build new ideas and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. Each circle is appointed a lead, who is tasked with finding unique ways to engage their local communities online and offline.”

The mission is to create active communities for any developer around the world to access information, share knowledge, and collaborate with other developers.

Target audience

Anyone who is currently a developer (or becoming a developer) and wants to learn about job readiness skills and what tech interviews are like.

“This is a great opportunity to have more insights into the interview process and how to perform well in a coding interview. Ultimately, being able to get a job is about passing the interview, and this is exactly what we focus on in this workshop,” Sheoprashad indicated.

Who is Murtadha Al-Tameemi?

Murtadha is originally from Baghdad, and received his Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering before joining Facebook 6.5 years ago. He works on a project known as Facebook Connectivity.

In this role, he gets to travel to countries around the world to help bring internet connectivity to place not yet connected. Murtadha is also passionate about efforts that aim to empower emerging developers and entrepreneurs around the world. His next goal in life is learning how to do a handstand.

“I think there is a lot of advice to offer to emerge developers and people trying to enter the industry. But perhaps the one that’s most helpful and versatile is for the person to become in charge of their own learning. It’s important to not just rely on the classroom or textbooks and instead drive learning by utilising the numerous resources online in the developer community. The world of technology is changing rapidly and the only way to keep up with the change and stay relevant is by becoming comfortable with learning things on your own,” Murtadha pointed out.

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