Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-31 Thread Phil Smith
Of that list, I'm pretty sure I can do it all, but most of that are not something I do all the time every day so I may have the gist of it, but not know the syntax down to its every comma. I personally use the reference *and* the internet every tie when writing code - for example Yes, this is a

[Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread alan skinner
So i just found out i've to interview an AS guy tomorrow, anybody have any good questions that i should be asking? Cheers _ Stay in touch when you're away with Windows Live Messenger.

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Kevin Bowers
Subject: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee So i just found out i've to interview an AS guy tomorrow, anybody have any good questions that i should be asking? Cheers _ Stay in touch when you're away with Windows Live

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Adrian Ionut Beschea
uhm... this list is not exactly private :) the interviewee may be on it as well you wouldn't want to spoil the fun, now would you ? --- On Wed, 7/30/08, alan skinner [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: alan skinner [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Kerry Thompson
Alan Skinner wrote: So i just found out i've to interview an AS guy tomorrow, anybody have any good questions that i should be asking? Here are my favorites, at 4:30 in the morning: 1. How long have you been out on parole? 2. So, do you think you're going to beat that child porn rap? 3. Did

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Steven Sacks
Don't ask questions. You won't learn anything. Make him code some stuff. Something tricky. Come up with something good. That is, if you care if they know how to code. Nevermind. You should ask him what his strengths and weaknesses are. Those are always good interview questions.

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Kerry Thompson
Steven Sacks wrote: You should ask him what his strengths and weaknesses are. Those are always good interview questions. Yeah, but everybody knows how to answer what are your weaknesses. Obvious answer: I'm a perfectionist. I think you were on the right track. Ask to see code. Ask tough

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Christoffer Enedahl
more questions quick Kevin -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of alan skinner Sent: 30 July 2008 09:18 To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee So i just found out i've to interview

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Paul Andrews
I didn't think you were allowed to talk about the CS3 certification questions? - Original Message - From: Kerry Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Flash Coders List' flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:40 AM Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Ian Thomas
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Steven Sacks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't ask questions. You won't learn anything. Make him code some stuff. Something tricky. Come up with something good. That is, if you care if they know how to code. (for once!) I kind of agree with Steven. Talking to

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Steven Sacks
There's a company here in LA that gives you a choice of tests and you can take them home and work on them. I heard what one of the tests was at 1:00am late one night and I was so psyched about it that I ended up staying up til 5:30am doing it. I wasn't happy with my first solution, which

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Ibrahim Y
at the end you need your work done in any case in specific time with the best performance. so, giving him tasks related to your work in real environment with ability to access internet on anything he needs will be the best way to decide how he will be useful for you -imo- Ibrahim On Wed, Jul 30,

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
if you do make a test, you have to give the applicant a chance to do it in a natural environment, like that test you did where you could take it home. If you're breathing down their neck, they may fail because of nerves more than anything else (i'm good in interviews but blank if put on the spot)

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
agreed on that On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Ibrahim Y [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: at the end you need your work done in any case in specific time with the best performance. so, giving him tasks related to your work in real environment with ability to access internet on anything he needs

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Ian Thomas
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 11:42 AM, allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: if you do make a test, you have to give the applicant a chance to do it in a natural environment, like that test you did where you could take it home. I don't agree with taking it home. That gives

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Glen Pike
A mate of mine asked me to help him out with some code once, so I did an example for him, which I then found out was for an interview... I was a bit pd off about this, but in the end, my mate could not get his head around the code, so did not try to pass it off as his: Thing here is to

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
The list of questions i always ask interviewees are the following, and this gives me a pretty good example of what they are like and what their skillset is. Test is always accompanied with a practical test we make up on the spot. The XML in Q16 is made up, you can create your own for this.

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
hmmm - i didn't do bad (without looking stuff up) but i must say that i've not been asked to do a single as3 project since i started doing agency work - the only time i've done an as3 project was for an interactive cd so i could set my own target for the projector file. Most of the work i do in

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Romuald Quantin
To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee The list of questions i always ask interviewees are the following, and this gives me a pretty good example of what they are like and what their skillset is. Test is always accompanied with a practical test we

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
? :) Romu www.soundstep.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sidney de Koning Sent: 30 July 2008 12:04 To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee The list of questions i always ask interviewees

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
Hi allandt, As agencies we also have a advising role to play towards the customer, so we only do AS3 projects, hardly any AS2 (maybee some banners in FP8). So we try to advice/push the client towards AS3 projects, which, most of the times, is better for all parties invloved. Sid On Jul

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Romuald Quantin
: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee hmmm - i didn't do bad (without looking stuff up) but i must say that i've not been asked to do a single as3 project since i started doing agency work - the only time i've done an as3 project was for an interactive cd so i could set my own target

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
i'm starting a new thread because i think that it might derail this one On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Sidney de Koning [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Hi allandt, As agencies we also have a advising role to play towards the customer, so we only do AS3 projects, hardly any AS2 (maybee some

[Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread S0 F1
You should ask to see source/code before an interview - then you'll know beforehand whether to proceed or not. Also, ask where they see Adobe going and whether it'll be Apple or Google that eventually buys Adobe out? I say Apple, but you never know with Google.

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Zeh Fernando
I don't know about you guys, but that checklist of skills and the possibility of getting that on an interview make me depressed. Of that list, I'm pretty sure I can do it all, but most of that are not something I do all the time every day so I may have the gist of it, but not know the syntax

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Meinte van't Kruis
I don't think asking questions about a specific language(be it as3 or as2) is actually the key of finding a good programmer. In my opinion programming is not about knowing an API but about thinking of smart solutions which will solve problems in a simple and elegant way. The best questions are

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Romuald Quantin
Sent: 30 July 2008 14:48 To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee I don't know about you guys, but that checklist of skills and the possibility of getting that on an interview make me depressed. Of that list, I'm pretty sure I can do it all, but most

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
So where it all comes down to is that everybody has its own personal preferences of doing. A personal set of things to do and how to spot a good coder or an opinion on what makes a good flash developer, whether this is by showing code, letting them do some questions, shoing some work or all

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Helmut Granda
How would Apple want to buy Adobe when they dont even want to use the Flash Plugin in their IPhone/ITouch? and Google? is this rumor floating around? because personally this is the first time I hear about this idea... On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 8:06 AM, S0 F1 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You should

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Matt S.
I dont think Apple *doesnt want* to use Flash on the iphone per se, in fact I think they'd love to have it. Its just a question of (depending on who you talk to) technical challenges and/or political difficulties on Apple and Adobe's part. Owning Adobe would help to solve both (not that I'm

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Zeh Fernando
This is something I forgot - a trial period of 1-3 months is a real necessity. There's just so much you had to know about an employee on Flash development, that just an interview doesn't cut it; seeing how the person works once he/she settles down is a must. You can't have a guy dragging the

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread laurent
Yes Zeh approach is definatly the most human one and to find what this person likes doing with code or not. Show his work of course. I would ask him if he have heard about MTASC, AMF, MXML, Flex, Papervision, away, sandy, Haxe, red5, if he have ever been to any Flash festival, if he use any

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
Hi Zeh, There's just so much you had to know about an employee on Flash development, that just an interview doesn't cut it; seeing how the person works once he/she settles down is a must. You can't have a guy dragging the office around just because he knew the right answers at one

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Sidney de Koning
And ofcourse we all try to find a answer that is suitable for this specific problem and its good that loads of people have different takes on it. Sid. On Jul 30, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Sidney de Koning wrote: Hi Zeh, There's just so much you had to know about an employee on Flash

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Bob Wohl
HAHAHA B. On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:40 AM, Kerry Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: Alan Skinner wrote: So i just found out i've to interview an AS guy tomorrow, anybody have any good questions that i should be asking? Here are my favorites, at 4:30 in the morning: 1. How long

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Bob Wohl
You can't have a guy dragging the office around just because he knew the right answers at one specific time. This has been a bum deal for me over the past 5 months. I've sat in on 3 interviews for a flash/flex developer and have told the rest in the interview that the person was not qualified

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Kerry Thompson
You should ask to see source/code before an interview - then you'll know beforehand whether to proceed or not That's usually not practical. I'm perfectly happy to direct somebody to my links, but I'm not going to send my source code, which is usually proprietary, to a potential client or

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
derailment imminent! with sproutcore, i think apple will have too much invested elsewhere to want to retain flash if they ever bought adobe i don't think it's on the cards tho - aren't they peers in the software space? On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Matt S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I dont

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Kerry Thompson
Bob Wohl wrote: HAHAHA Well, at least one person got the joke ^_^ Professor I. M. Gestopftmitscheiss I guess there just aren't enough German speakers on the list :-^| ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Cor
Jawhol, aber nicht jeder reagiert. BTW ik ben Nederlander. :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kerry Thompson Sent: woensdag 30 juli 2008 21:32 To: 'Flash Coders List' Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee Bob

RE: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Merrill, Jason
Adobe is already working on bringing a version of the Flash player to the iPhone. It's going to be Apple that needs to remove some barriers to make it happen, and make it happen so that it's not just a video and animation player