Just received a tech test as part of a job interview process.
"Download this (old, weird) React project and make any meaningful change you like"
I get it - they want to see how you work in an existing codebase, orient yourself, and make changes in keeping with established norms in the codebase...
...but I also can't be bothered understanding the whole thing and then deciding what I think a meaningful change should be.
It's not the most pointless technical stage of the job hunt process I've seen, but I do think it's a bit misguided!
@JacksonBates interesting one! i guess there might be things like critical vulnerabilities they expect you to find and fix? otherwise I can't think of a reason to justify such a vague instruction
@e4 I think they are trying to be open and fair with this approach - but it could also just be that they haven't really given much thought to the task either.
There's a follow up technical discussion with a number of senior engineers, so I suspect the take home is just a 'can you code a bit like us?' sort of test...slightly more relevant than FizzBuzz.
I didn't over-think it - two little commits that added some functionality...guess I'll see what happens next from there...
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