My interview experience with Amazon

May 2nd, 2012

I’m not a person that gives up easily. Soon after my interview experience with Microsoft I applied for a position in software development at Amazon and my resume was able to catch the attention of the people from HR. My first phone interview happened sometimes in December 2011. The usual technical questions that you would expect from big technology companies, given a problem go through the solution, do complexity analysis, write the code. I don’t actually remember how I did […]

Are we teaching math the wrong way?

December 13th, 2011

I’m hoping somebody will comment on this post to help me understand why math is taught the way it is and start a constructive discussion on the matter. So, here’s how I have been taught math from 1st grade all the way up to college: You learn the basics of whatever part of math you are studying (theorems, formulas, basic algebra, etc.) You solve hundreds of exercises to strengthen your skills on the part you’ve learned the basics of. This […]

My interview experience with Microsoft

December 8th, 2011

On early October of this year I submitted my resume to the Microsoft University Careers website. After a few weeks I received an e-mail from a Microsoft representative to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was quite brief (a little more than half an hour). The person on the phone seemed very nice and asked me a series of questions that sounded a little absurd, but I guess they are useful to them to figure out how you think. […]

Cheers!

December 1st, 2011

I’ve been thinking about opening my own blog for quite a while. In fact I published my first website back in 2003 (https://www.pierotofy.it) and I thought that would have been enough. But the number of people contributing to that website which receives several thousands of hits a day has become impressive and I don’t consider it totally mine… sure, I check it daily to make sure there is no spam and to answer the forum, but the contents of it […]