PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HackerRank, a platform that helps companies find the right developer based on their coding skills, today announced the appointment of Gayle Laakmann McDowell to HackerRank's advisory board. McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup, a company that prepares candidates for technical interviews.
"I've worked with a lot of big Silicon Valley companies and I think HackerRank is a fantastic tool to add efficiency and consistency to the hiring process. You can cast a wider net to find hidden jewels who didn't look good on paper, but actually are fundamentally very skilled," McDowell said.
McDowell is also the author of Cracking the Coding Interview, which is the #1 best-selling interview book on Amazon.com and ranked among the top 100 books on Amazon.com across all categories.
"The HackerRank community is also a great tool for developers to improve their problem solving skills and practice for their coding interviews. Advising the HackerRank team felt like a no-brainer to me because I fell in love with the product," McDowell said.
As part of the initiation of this partnership, HackerRank released its new Cracking the Coding Interview tutorial series today, including 20 tutorial videos featuring McDowell. The series contains 20 practice coding challenges alongside short tutorial videos and general interviewing advice.
"We're really excited to have Gayle on board as an advisor. Her deep, invaluable expertise in technical interviewing will help HackerRank grow faster, not only as the largest source of skilled developers, but also the best resource for developers looking to improve their coding skills," said Vivek Ravisankar, CEO and co-founder of HackerRank. "Cracking the Coding Interview is currently the best book for coding interviews. Tying her book together with HackerRank's coding challenges will make the Cracking the Coding Interview tutorial series the best coding interview prep resource that exists today."
HackerRank is a platform that helps companies find the right developer solely based on their coding skills quickly and efficiently. We're driving a new paradigm shift by eliminating resumes and creating opportunities for hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide. Over 1,000 companies use HackerRank to build strong engineering teams.
About Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder/CEO of CareerCup, a company that does lots of things around tech interviews, such as consulting and publishing. She's the author of Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview (Product Manager) and Cracking the Tech Career. One of these is Amazon's best-selling interview book. McDowell is also a consultant, speaker and guest writer on technical recruiting.
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