5 thoughts on “Will write search code for food?”

  1. Sorry Om but no competent coder is going to spend that kind of time and effort coding just for a job application. These people don’t have the clout of Google behind them to make people want to jump through the hoops of their version of the GCAT. If you ask me these coders are just asking to be taken advantage of over and over again.

    This would be equivalent to some unknown automaker asking potential applicants to spend time designing a car that can compete with the likes of BMW just to get a job, potentially unpaid for their work and most likely without proper credited protection of the creative process.

  2. daniel i agree with you but still these are tough times and i wonder. i am not sure if the comparison between cars and code is similar. software is all about ideas and if you hand over your idea, well, what do you really have?

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  4. Hmm, this idea can spread across business borders. For example, in higher ed, lots of unscrupulous admins could ask potential job applicants to design a course “to see how well you fit in.” It could be even an under the table deal with a part-timer before a job opening is even posted, as a way for him to show his loyalty. No obligation to hire, though.

    Great way to get whole new courses for free.

    Ah, rascality.

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