Interviewing for a Bootcamp

What Will My Interview Be Like

Your interview experience will differ depending on what bootcamp you apply to. Some bootcamps do their technical interviews in person; others do it via Skype. In most cases, you will receive a series of problems that you have to solve using code. The problems will range in difficulty. The questions can be as simple as:

"Make an array and store it on a variable."

A more difficult problem would be:

"Write a function that takes in a positive integer as an argument and logs every number from 1 up to and including the argument to the console. Instead of printing the number, log “Fizz” to the console if the number is divisible by 3, “Buzz” if it's divisible by 5, and “FizzBuzz” if it's divisible by both."

What Skills Do I Need

Getting admitted to a coding bootcamps takes a surprising amount of coding knowledge and the ability to explain your code. In your interview, you'll need to be able to:

  • Solve complex functions using code
  • Walk someone through your thought process and code
  • Debug your code when it doesn't work as expected

You'll going to learn each of these skills in the course. You'll start out learning the basics of JavaScript and build up your skills by solving algorithms. Through videos, you'll see how to pseudocode out problems and walk people through your logic. Finally, I'll show you the same technique that I use everyday to debug my code.

So, now that you know what skills you need to pass your interview, let's get started by learning about JavaScript and why it's an awesome language.