Have you watched that one scene from the Social Network where Mark Zuckerburg uses a drinking game to hire a new engineer for Facebook?
If you haven’t, the basic premise is that each candidate has to solve a coding problem and each time they hit a milestone they have to take a shot.
I was thinking about that scene earlier today and two interesting points came to mind.
First, if that is the way Facebook hired its first engineers, it sure explains why democratic society is as screwed as it is today.
And second, that process of coding is pretty similar to the way we develop new features at Tars. I mean, we don’t do any shots and there really isn’t the same party atmosphere in the Tars tech team but just this past week I looked across the table, staring at Emmanual as he created the new Geolocation Autosuggest feature, and I sort of felt like I was in a David Fincher movie!