One of the many complaints that people have about coding interviews is that they are biased towards recent graduates. As the argument goes, recent graduates have just finished studying the algorithm-heavy topics that those interviews favor, so they have an unfair advantage. But the advantage isn’t as strong as one might think, because a typical computer science curriculum isn’t aimed at preparing students for coding interviews or programming contests. Or to put this in the hyperbolic style of Quora questions:
If algorithms are taught in universities, why doesn’t everyone win the ACM-ICPC competition? (answer)
Why is this post so short? Find the answer, and links to a blog table of contents, at A Summer 2019 Experiment.