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A weekend of live workshops and discussions with Hiring Managers & Technical Recruiters from Google, Facebook, Amazon and other top companies

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Speaker Lineup

Yannis Minadakis

Yannis Minadakis

Senior Engineering Manager
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Yannis Minadakis
Senior Engineering Manager
Google

Yannis Minadakis, currently works as a Senior Engineering Manager at Google. With over 15 years of industry experience, he has worked at companies such as Apple, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Intel, and AMD.

As a Senior Engineering Manager at Apple, he built the team that shipped a set of Siri Suggestions features focused on text traction from private messaging on-device.

At Intel, Yannis worked on optimizing AAA video games to scale in both CPU and GPU and led a team to port Call of Duty 4 to Larrabee.

When Yannis isn’t leading the Stadia Graphics Organization at Google, he is an advisor at interviewing.io, Scopic Software, and Interview Kickstart.

Yannis is passionate about creating unique business and customer value while growing high-performance teams driven to solve technically challenging problems.

Nikola Otasevic

Nikola Otasevic

Engineering Manager
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Nikola Otasevic
Engineering Manager
Facebook

Nikola’s tech industry experience includes tenures at two companies acquired by tech giants.

At Room 77, which was acquired by Google in 2014, he was a part of the engineering team that worked on hotel search technology.

He also worked at Refdash, a marketplace that offered an efficient, transparent, and less stressful way to conduct  job searches. Refdash was acquired by Facebook in 2018.

Having worked at two companies with technologies that caught the attention of two tech giants like Google and Facebook is impressive in and of itself.

Nikola holds a B.S. in Economics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer science, and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from MIT.

Harshit Shah

Harshit Shah

Head of Engineering
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Harshit Shah
Head of Engineering
Amazon

Harshit is Head of Engineering at Amazon Web Services(AWS) currently focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) services.

Harshit has over 20+ years of professional experience leading multi-disciplinary teams such as engineering, product management, UX designers and DevOps.

After earning an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Harshit entered the workforce as a software engineer and built his way up in the industry assuming leadership roles at various companies including Microsoft, HPE Helion, Applied Materials and a few startups.

Harshit also offers mentorship at various organizations such as Turazo, which helps young professionals connect with employees at their dream companies, and Everwise, under its Women Entering & Staying in Tech (WEST) program.

Harshit is passionate about building products that delight customers and always strives for innovation.

Soham Mehta

Soham Mehta

Founder
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Soham Mehta
Founder
Interview Kickstart

Soham Mehta is a co-founder at Interview Kickstart.

Before founding Interview Kickstart, Soham served as the first Director of Engineering at Box. He also worked at Microsoft and Ebay.

Soham has hired hundreds of engineers and engineering managers in Silicon Valley, coached thousands more, and is one of the foremost thinkers on technical interviews.

As a co-founder of Interview Kickstart, Soham drives the development of interview prep programs that prepare engineers for the toughest tech interviews by helping them become better engineers.

Tasneem Minadakis

Tasneem Minadakis

Director of Engineering
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Tasneem Minadakis
Director of Engineering
Google

Tasneem Minadakis is Director of Engineering at Google.

She has over 18 years of professional experience building quality products and high performing teams. Through the course of her career, she has worked on Windows, Surface, Bing, Ads, Growth and Compliance.

She’s currently responsible for brands in Google Shopping, focused on increasing engagement and discovery. She is known to foster an open and collaborative work environment.  She believes in being open to change and self-analytical.

Tasneem has led Women in Tech D&I groups across the companies she has worked at. Currently, she is the lead for Google’s Women @ EMEA. She is also an advisor at interviewing.io, Localyze, and Interview Kickstart where she advises startups on product strategy and roadmaps.

Murali Sangubhatla

Murali Sangubhatla

Principal Software Engineering Manager
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Murali Sangubhatla
Principal Software Engineering Manager
Microsoft

Technical leader. Entrepreneur. Innovator.

Murali works as a Principal Software Engineering Manager on Microsoft’s Azure Networking team. At Microsoft, Murali is one of the founding engineers responsible for shipping V1s of Microsoft Azure and Window Server products.

He has also been a part of engineering teams at Box and co-founded 500 Miles, where he led the architecture of large-scale data platforms and mobile/web apps.

Besides all the innovative work he does at Microsoft, Murali mentors students at Interview Kickstart to help them achieve their goal of upleveling their careers.

Murali earned an M.S. in Computer Science from The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University.

Adrian Fernandez

Adrian Fernandez

Engineering Manager
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Adrian Fernandez
Engineering Manager
LinkedIn

A Software Engineering Manager at LinkedIn, Adrian worked his way up the ranks after joining the organization as a Senior Software Engineer.

He has experience working in the internet industry as both an individual contributor and a manager.

Adrian is skilled in tools and technologies such as JavaScript, Spring, UML, and Python.

Besides his experience working at large companies, Adrian also has experience working at a startup, Flaptor.

Adrian holds a M.S. and a B.S. degree from  the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.

Manoj Krishnan

Manoj Krishnan

Software Engineer
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Manoj Krishnan
Software Engineer
Facebook

Manoj is a Software Engineer at Facebook and an Instructor at Interview Kickstart.

At Facebook, Manoj works on Distributed Machine Learning, Deep Learning, PyTorch, Caffe2, and other AI-related processes on a large scale. 

Manoj has contributed to many publications such as “Noncollective Communicator Creation in MPI” and “An Efficient Hardware-Software Approach to Network Fault Tolerance with InfiniBand”.

As an instructor at Interview Kickstart, Manoj teaches a variety of topics, including Dynamic Programming, Recursion and Backtracking, and Sorting.

Manoj’s association with Interview Kickstart (IK), began when he enrolled for a course at IK with the aim of learning how to crack the toughest tech interviews at top-tier companies. Manoj achieved this goal when he joined Facebook as a Software Engineer. Inspired by his own success, Manoj joined the IK team to help other aspiring engineers achieve their goal of joining a company of their dreams, just like he did.

Manoj’s positive attitude and clarity of instruction makes his classes  much sought-after sessions.

Shawn Dyjak

Shawn Dyjak

Software Engineer
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Shawn Dyjak
Software Engineer
Google

Shawn began his journey in the tech industry as a Lab TA for the Western Washington University, where he earned his B.S. in Computer Science.

Shawn worked for a consulting firm and a number of  startups before securing his current role as a Software Engineer at Google.

He is well-versed in C#, Python, and Java. Shawn has experience working on high throughput ETL systems, on-prem monolith to cloud base microservice transitions, and rewriting API functionality to provide parity between different user markets.

Having achieved career success as a former student of Interview Kickstart, Shawn strongly believes in  the importance of structured interview preparation in order  to uplevel careers.

Ryan Valles

Ryan Valles

Founder
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Ryan Valles
Founder
Interview Kickstart

Ryan lives by Muhammad Ali’s famous quote ‘Impossible is nothing. As a  co-founder of Interview Kickstart, Ryan is passionate about helping engineers reach their full potential.

Before founding Interview Kickstart, Ryan served as  Entrepreneur -In-Residence at Accel Partners, a top-tier, Valley-based venture capital firm.

Prior to joining Accel, Ryan was the CEO of a fast-growing e-commerce company and worked in the field of consulting across various geographies.

Over the course of his career, he has hired numerous candidates for diverse roles.

Ryan enjoys coaching and is deeply passionate about helping people get the best out of themselves.

Joey Robinson

Joey Robinson

Software Engineer
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Joey Robinson
Software Engineer
Snapchat

Joey is a technical leader in the Machine Learning (ML) team at Snap Inc. 

Joey's work centers on applying machine learning techniques to recommendation and personalization tasks. 

He is well-versed in GoLang, Java, and Python. 

He has held engineering positions at Scaled Inference and Sift in the past.

Joey holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The Carnegie Mellon University.

Vineet Joglekar

Vineet Joglekar

Software Development Manager
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Vineet Joglekar
Software Development Manager
Amazon

Adept at leading large teams and multi-tasking, Vineet has held many leadership positions over the span of his career.  He worked as Team Lead at Bloomberg LP and Software Development Manager at Shopbop. He is currently a  Software development manager at Amazon.

Vineet plans to continue building expertise in the technology domain in both technical and managerial functions.

At Shopbop, a subsidiary of Amazon, he managed tech teams in different verticals such as Marketing, Buying, Planning, and Shopping Experience.

Vineet graduated from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and Savitribai Phule Pune University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He continued his education at the Binghamton University, where he earned a Masters degree in Computer Science. Vineet also holds an MBA in General Management from  New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Zhuang Liang

Zhuang Liang

Engineering Manager
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Zhuang Liang
Engineering Manager
Google

Zhuang is an Engineering Manager at Google. He held the same position at Uber where he worked before transitioning to Google.

Zhuang enrolled at Interview Kickstart back in 2015 with the goal of upleveling his career by cracking the toughest interviews at top tech companies. After successfully achieving his goal,  Zhuang decided to give back to Interview Kickstart by joining the team as a technical mentor. 

Zhuang’s educational background includes undertaking a Harvard Business School Executive Education program, an M.S. in Information Technology in eBiz Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 

He enjoys building innovative software and collaborating with like-minded people.

Vivek Hariharan

Vivek Hariharan

Director of Engineering
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Vivek Hariharan
Director of Engineering
LinkedIn

With over 20 years of experience as an engineering leader, Vivek currently leads LinkedIn's Feed Infrastructure team as its Director of Engineering.

In the past, Vivek has managed large teams comprising 40+ members and launched initiatives at Alphonso Inc., Chartboost, and Yahoo.

Vivek has a deep understanding of data management platforms, advertising, and data domains.

Vivek understands the importance of effective interview preparation being an Interview Kickstart alumnus turned Interview Kickstart tech mentor.

Vivek is known to be a driven, hard-working individual, focused on delivering results.

He graduated from Bharathiar University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

Nick Camilleri

Nick Camilleri

Head of Career Skills Development
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Nick Camilleri
Head of Career Skills Development
Interview Kickstart

As the Head of Career Coaching at Interview Kickstart, Nick Camilleri has helped more than 3,000 software engineers land their dream jobs in tech. 

Growing up in Mountain View, CA, Nick was excited to start his career as a technical recruiter, helping local tech companies like Google and Apple grow.

He then made his way to LinkedIn where he served as part of the hiring committee that oversaw 200+ SWE hires.

Since then, he has had the pleasure of speaking at universities like Stanford University, Santa Clara University, SJSU, UOP, and UC Davis on topics such as professional communication, career development, and entrepreneurship.

Niloy Mukherjee

Niloy Mukherjee

Co-Founder and Chief Architect
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Niloy Mukherjee
Co-Founder and Chief Architect
Confluera

Niloy is the co-founder and chief architect of Confluera where he built a large-scale online security platform. His start-up is touted to be one of twelve hot cybersecurity startups to watch for in 2020. He is also an official member of Forbes’ Technology Council, an invitation-only community of leading CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Niloy was a part of LinkedIn’s Distributed Data Systems team, where he worked on Espresso, LinkedIn’s homegrown NoSQL document-oriented data store that handles the live site’s 600 million members.

Before LinkedIn, Niloy worked at Oracle as one of the primary architects of its real-time in-memory columnar analytics offering.

During this transition, Niloy enrolled at Interview Kickstart and is a prime example of an engineer who, despite his many accomplishments, still believed in the importance of  effective interview preparation.

Niloy is a tech coach and mentor at Interview Kickstart and  is passionate about teaching and coaching software professionals in all aspects of scalable systems.

Niloy has a strong computer science background with a B. Tech. from IIT and an M.S. degree from MIT.

Lathendra Uddaraju

Lathendra Uddaraju

Senior Data Engineer
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Lathendra Uddaraju
Senior Data Engineer
Google

Lathendra is passionate about Distributed Computing and Big Data Technology Stack. He has worked at leading companies such as Uber, Walmart Labs, and Microsoft, and is currently a Senior Data Engineer at tech giant Google.

He has over 15 years of Software Engineering experience, with 10+ years of architecting and designing Big Data Lakes, scalable data processing systems and pipelines, and homegrown ETL frameworks.

Lathendra is well-versed in Python, Core Java, and C#.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Andhra University. He also  holds licenses and certifications fromHarvard University, Coursera, and Microsoft.

Lathendra enrolled as a student at Interview Kickstart in 2016 and has since espoused the need for effective, structured preparations to succeed at tech interviews to uplevel a career.

Check out his LinkedIn profile to learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lathendra/

Safir Merchant

Safir Merchant

Software Engineer
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Safir Merchant
Software Engineer
Facebook

Being a chemical engineer, Safir hailed  from a non-computer science/coding background. With dedication and persistent effort, he broke into the tech industry and found success at Facebook as a Machine Learning (ML) Software Engineer.

Before joining the ML team, Safir worked on  developing an application for semiconductor yield analysis. He also led scientific research on enabling the manufacture of innovative device architectures as a data scientist at Intel. He leveraged his knowledge on predictive modeling, statistics, data mining and other data analysis techniques to collect, explore, and extract insights from structure and unstructured data.

Safir graduated from John Hopkins University with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and earned a dual degree (Masters and Bachelors) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Hien Luu

Hien Luu

Head of Machine Learning Infrastructure
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Hien Luu
Head of Machine Learning Infrastructure
Doordash

Hien currently works at Doordash as the Head of Machine Learning (ML) Infrastructure. He leads a team that is building the foundational ML infrastructure to improve the speed and iteration of applying ML at Doordash.

He possesses over 20 years of experience designing and developing web applications, big data infrastructure, and applications at Silicon Valley companies like LinkedIn, Uber and Netflix.

Having spoken at multiple engagements such as QCon, Seattle Data Day, and ArchSummit, Hien is a natural when it comes to public speaking.

He is a part-time instructor at UCSC Extension, where he teaches the Apache Spark with Scala course, Design Patterns, and Java Comprehensive. Hien holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Software Engineering from San Jose State University.

Anthony Rajan

Anthony Rajan

Tech Lead
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Anthony Rajan
Tech Lead
Facebook

As a Solutions Engineer at Facebook, Anthony is the dev lead for Onsite Signals Ad optimization and Mobile Ads delivery.

Proficient in Electronic Trading Systems, Anthony is experienced in designing and implementing distributed systems in Ads Ranking, Machine Learning and Algorithm Trading using Java, React, Hack/PHP, C++, and Python. Anthony also possesses industry knowledge in solution architecture and distributed systems.

Before Facebook, Anthony served in a number  leadership roles at different organizations, notably asVice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Director and Engineering Manager at UBS.

Anthony holds a B. E. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from  the University of Mysore (where he ranked third) and an M.S. in Computer Information systems from Boston University. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree,  M.S. in Machine Learning, at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Omkar Deshpande

Omkar Deshpande

Head of Curriculum
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Omkar Deshpande
Head of Curriculum
Interview Kickstart

Omkar is Head of Curriculum and Teaching at Interview Kickstart.

Omkar drives the creation of high-quality interview prep content for software engineers, blending the theoretical rigor of a university course with the practical coding patterns needed for technical interviews.

He has over 11 years of experience in the tech industry and particularly enjoys working with Edtech startups.

Omkar was one of the primary architects of the knowledge graph technology at Kosmix, a startup acquired by Walmart to form WalmartLabs. As Principal Engineer at WalmartLabs, Omkar worked on knowledge graphs, information retrieval and recommendation systems. During this time he also, simultaneously, pursued various educational interests.

Omkar co-founded The Young Socratics, an education company which released Odyssey, a puzzle-adventure video game title that teaches astronomy and physics using a historical invention-based approach.

He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Rakesh Ranjan

Rakesh Ranjan

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Rakesh Ranjan
Facebook

Rakesh Ranjan is a Research Scientist Manager at Facebook, where he leads a team of researchers in the area of AI-based Computer Vision and Graphics.

Prior to this, he worked as a Research Scientist at Nvidia Research in the area of AI-based Real Time Graphics.

Rakesh holds a PhD in Computer Science, and has worked on the intersection of hardware and software in his thesis research, as well as Intel Labs and Sun-Oracle.

Why attend

Learn from Hiring Managers
at Google, Facebook, Amazon and other top companies
Get insights from recruiters
on what they look for while hiring
Master problem solving
techniques on topics like Graphs, Recursion, Dynamic Programming etc.
Learn distributed system design
for challenging technical interviews
Understand domain-specific interviews
such as AI, ML, Engineering Manager, SRE & more
Effectively transition roles
across domains as well as into engineering management
Develop negotiations skills
to get top offers
Learn tips on resume branding
and LinkedIn profiles to get noticed by hiring managers
Network with tech leaders
for challenging technical interviews

Who is this for

Individual Contributors (ICs)

For ICs preparing to switch companies, domains or transition into engineering management

Engineering Managers / Directors

For EMs looking to understand the difference between IC and EM interviews or looking to switch to directorial roles 

Students

For students preparing for internships or their first job as software engineers at leading tech companies

Why UpLevel

4,000+
Engineers trained
75+
Instructors from FAANG companies
$780,000
Highest compensation in 2020
10,000
Hours of coaching

Agenda

Saturday, Oct 24
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote

State of technical interviews in 2020

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Panel

How I got into a FAANG company

Moderator: Ryan Valles, Interview Kickstart
Shawn Dyjak
Google
Vineet Joglekar
Amazon
Safir Merchant
Facebook
Anthony Rajan
Facebook
Saturday, Oct 24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Micro class

Resumes for top-tier tech company Interviews

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
1:00 Pm - 2:30 pm
Algorithm interviews

Dynamic Programming

How to solve Dynamic Programming problems

Manoj Krishnan
Facebook

Recursion

How to nail questions on Recursion

Hien Luu
Doordash

Graphs

How to approach problems on Graphs

Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
System design interviews

Scalable Systems

How to solve scalable systems for technical interviews

Murali Sangubhatla
Microsoft

Microservices

Navigating Microservices architecture

Gaurav Gargate
Confluent

Scalable Systems

How to Solve Systems Design Questions

Niloy Mukherjee
Confluera
Day 1
Algorithm & System design
Saturday, Oct 24
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote

State of technical interviews in 2020

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Panel

How I got into a FAANG company

Moderator: Ryan Valles, Interview Kickstart
Shawn Dyjak
Google
Vikram Subramanya
Google
Vineet Joglekar
Amazon
Safir Merchant
Facebook
Anthony Rajan
Facebook
Saturday, Oct 24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Micro class

Resumes: Cracking top-tier company interviews

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Algorithm interviews

Dynamic Programming

How to solve Dynamic Programming problems

Manoj Krishnan
Facebook

Recursion

How to crack questions on Recursion

Hien Luu
Doordash

Graphs

How to approach problems on Graphs

Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
System design interviews

Scalable Systems

How to solve scalable systems for technical interviews

Murali Sangubhatla
Microsoft

Microservices

Navigating Microservices architecture

Gaurav Gargate
Confluent

Scalable Systems

How to Solve Systems Design Questions

Niloy Mukherjee
Confluera
Day 2
Domain specific tracks
Sunday, Oct 25
9:00 am - 10:00 am
PANEL

Top-tier company interviews: The Hiring Manager perspective

Moderator: Soham Mehta, Interview Kickstart
Tasneem Minadakis
Google
Harshit Shah
Amazon
Nikola Otasevic
Facebook
Adrian Fernandez
Linkedin
Sunday, Oct 25
domain specific interviews

Track 1:
Engineering Manager

10:15 am - 11:45 am

To be or Not to be ... an Engineering Manager?

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Engineering Manager interviews

Yannis Minadakis
Google

Track 2:
Data Engineering

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Interview prep tips for Data Engineers

Vivek Hariharan
LinkedIn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Deconstructing Data Engineering interviews

Lathendra Uddaraju
Google

Track 3:
Infrastructure

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Deconstructing SRE interviews

Zhuang Liang
Google
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FAANG Test Engineering interviews

Rohit Makasana
Google

Track 4:
Machine Learning

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to switch to Machine Learning

Rakesh Ranjan
Facebook
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Machine Learning interviews

Joey Robinson
Snapchat

Track 5:
Career Skills

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to deal with interview anxiety

Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Offer Negotiations

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote

State of technical interviews in 2020

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Panel

How I got into a FAANG company

Moderator: Ryan Valles, Interview Kickstart
Shawn Dyjak
Google
Vineet Joglekar
Amazon
Safir Merchant
Facebook
Anthony Rajan
Facebook
Saturday, Oct 24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Micro class

Resumes for FAANG Interviews

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
1:00 Pm - 2:30 pm
Algorithm interviews

Dynamic Programming

How to solve Dynamic Programming problems

Manoj Krishnan
Facebook

Recursion

How to nail questions on Recursion

Hien Luu
Doordash

Graphs

How to approach problems on Graphs

Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
System design interviews

Scalable Systems

Designing Online Systems (e.g. K-V workload)

Murali Sangubhatla
Microsoft

Scalable Systems

Designing Batch Processing Systems (e.g. Search)

Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart

Scalable Systems

Designing Stream Processing Systems

Niloy Mukherjee
Confluera
Day 1
Algorithm & System design tracks
Saturday, Oct 24
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote

State of technical interviews in 2020

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Panel

How I got into a FAANG company

Moderator: Ryan Valles, Interview Kickstart
Shawn Dyjak
Google
Vikram Subramanya
Google
Vineet Joglekar
Amazon
Safir Merchant
Facebook
Anthony Rajan
Facebook
Saturday, Oct 24
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Micro class

Resumes: Cracking top-tier company interviews

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Algorithm interviews

Dynamic Programming

How to solve Dynamic Programming problems

Manoj Krishnan
Facebook

Recursion

How to crack questions on Recursion

Hien Luu
Doordash

Graphs

How to approach problems on Graphs

Omkar Deshpande
Interview Kickstart
Saturday, Oct 24
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
System design interviews

Scalable Systems

How to solve scalable systems for technical interviews

Murali Sangubhatla
Microsoft

Microservices

Navigating Microservices architecture

Gaurav Gargate
Confluent

Scalable Systems

How to Solve Systems Design Questions

Niloy Mukherjee
Confluera
Day 2
Domain specific tracks
Sunday, Oct 25
9:00 am - 10:00 am
PANEL

Top-tier company interviews: The Hiring Manager perspective

Moderator: Soham Mehta, Interview Kickstart
Tasneem Minadakis
Google
Harshit Shah
Amazon
Nikola Otasevic
Facebook
Adrian Fernandez
Linkedin
Sunday, Oct 25
domain specific interviews

Track 1:
Engineering Manager

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to solve Engineering Manager interview questions

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Engineering Manager interviews

Yannis Minadakis
Google

Track 2:
Data Engineering

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Interview prep tips for Data Engineers

Vivek Hariharan
LinkedIn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Deconstructing Data Engineering interviews

Lathendra Uddaraju
Google

Track 3:
Infrastructure

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Deconstructing SRE interviews

Zhuang Liang
Google
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FAANG Test Engineering interviews

Rohit Makasana
Google

Track 4:
Machine Learning

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to switch to Machine Learning

Rakesh Ranjan
Facebook
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Machine Learning interviews

Joey Robinson
Snapchat

Track 5:
Career Skills

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to deal with interview anxiety

Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Offer Negotiations

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart
Sunday, Oct 25
9:00 am - 10:00 am
PANEL

Top-tier company interviews: The Hiring Manager perspective

Moderator: Soham Mehta, Interview Kickstart
Tasneem Minadakis
Google
Harshit Shah
Amazon
Nikola Otasevic
Facebook
Adrian Fernandez
Linkedin
Sunday, Oct 25
domain specific interviews

Track 1:
Engineering Manager

10:15 am - 11:45 am

To be or Not to be ... an Engineering Manager?

Soham Mehta
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Engineering Manager interviews

Yannis Minadakis
Google

Track 2:
Data Engineering

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Interview prep tips for Data Engineers

Vivek Hariharan
LinkedIn
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cracking Data Engineering interviews

Lathendra Uddaraju
Google

Track 3:
Infrastructure

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Deconstructing SRE interviews

Zhuang Liang
Google
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FAANG Test Engineering interviews

Rohit Makasana
Google

Track 4:
Machine Learning

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to switch to Machine Learning

Rakesh Ranjan
Facebook
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to nail Machine Learning interviews

Joey Robinson
Snapchat

Track 5:
Career Skills

10:15 am - 11:45 am

How to deal with interview anxiety

Ryan Valles
Interview Kickstart
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Offer Negotiations

Nick Camilleri
Interview Kickstart

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Established in 2014, Interview Kickstart's mission is to aid Software Engineers in fulfilling their upleveling and career transitions into their dream jobs and/or companies.

We are driven by a set of core beliefs:

  • Technical interviews cannot be ‘hacked.’ To nail your next interview, you must invest the time to become a better engineer.
  • To meet the bar, you must learn from others who have passed it.
  • A comprehensive and structured interview preparation methodology is the only path to career growth.

Our curriculum is highly iterated and designed to help our students internalize and retain difficult topics more easily.

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Will I get recordings of sessions after the summit?
If I pay but I'm unable to attend the summit, will I get a refund?
I am not sure of my availability on Oct 24-25, but do want to attend if I am free. What should I do?
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