Monday, January 21, 2013

The Incident of the Fumbled Phone Screen

It was a technical screen led by an architect at a company that billed itself as Agile.  We started out with a general conversation about good OO practice and Agile development.

Then he asked me about HttpRequest.  I described its general behavior, but I had the feeling I wasn't satisfying him.  It had been close to two years since I worked with a Java app that used HttpRequest.

Later the recruiter who had set up the screen called to say the interviewer loved what I had to say about OO and Agile and admired my passion, but felt I didn't give enough detail on HttpRequest, so they were taking a pass.