Not really, but really.
I just had a first impressions interview at a company I'm quite excited about. They're doing something quirky, the people seem passionate about their culture, and the conversations I had made me think it could be a good fit.
I'm an MSCS candidate. I've got a fair amount of non-enterprise coding experience. They know I have ZERO .NET experience. They're interested in potential.
But they asked me to put together what I could over the weekend in C#/.NET to demonstrate my ability to learn. Things I have built (to give a sense of what I'm comfortable with):
- Database-centric pathfinding algorithms in Python and Clojure
- User-level threads library in C and Assembly
- Markov twitter-bot in Haskell
They know I'm starting from scratch, so I don't need to pretend to do anything I can't.
I've started reading 2010 Visual C# 2010 Step by Step. I'm thinking of recreating my Twitterbot in C#.
Any tips for absorbing (and creating) as much C# as is reasonable by Monday?
by CitizenKeen via /r/csharp