On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 10:27:45AM -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 12:21:33PM -0400, Mel Chua wrote:
> coding test that students have to pass - where do we find out more about
> the test, how to administer it, how it's designed, etc? (I can
> understand the test itself being non-public so students will take it on
> even footing.)
> I've been searching but unable to find stuff, so if it's simply that I'm
> missing something, just let me know. ;)
The answer is simply that it doesn't yet exist.
It is not a Google requirement and many organizations don't use one.
It has been recommended, however, by many others.
We have a few choices:
1. Cook one up ourselves.
2. Borrow a FLOSS or public domain test but not announce what it is.
That's all I can think of. I can assist on the second item but not
In the cook one up ourself vein, I think that projects that can do it are
better off cooking up different tests for different applicants.
For instance, I might have one person apply to my project with the idea of
"create a web front end for the application". Another one might submit
a proposal to "Rewrite the core in C to reduce memory consumption". I'd
probably want the first person to demonstrate that they can start
a TurboGear2 project and make it do something (store a message in a db and
give it back on another page). The second person I'd want them to show they
could use the python-C-API and perhaps some indication that they understood
how to optimize code.