1.35 -The Coding Interview and Transitioning in Tech



Brittney Postma


Last Updated: 9/9/2021

Laurie Barth





Laurie is a senior software engineer at Netflix, but got her start as a mathematician. She does lots of content creation from courses on Egghead, to blog posts and podcasts. In her free time, you may find her building her latest LEGO masterpiece or playing with her dog, Avett.


  1. Can you tell us a little about your background and how you got started in tech?
  2. Recently you transitioned from Gatsby to Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, what sparked this move?
  3. What types of jobs were you applying for?
  4. How did you find interviewing at different companies, what did you like or not like?
  5. What (if anything) needs to change with coding interviews?

Additional Links

How to Contribute to an Open Source Project - https://css-tricks.com/how-to-contribute-to-an-open-source-project/

Purrfect Picks

These are fun picks of the week. Maybe something you bought online, a great show you are currently watching, or that last book that you thought was amazing.

Laurie Barth

Code Girls - book about female code breakers during WW II https://www.amazon.com/Code-Girls-Untold-American-Breakers/dp/0316439894

Drop - mechanical keyboard shop https://drop.com/?referer=V63MWF

Brittney Postma

Polywork - https://www.polywork.com/brittneypostma

DevlopHer motivational book geared towards women, but really for anyone looking for how to get noticed in the tech industry. 5 steps - .https://developher.com/book/

Alex Patterson

New Desktop Web Apps - https://tauri.studio/en/