'Coding has over 700 languages', '67% of programming jobs arenâ€™t in the technology industry', 'Coding is behind almost everything that is powered by electricity'
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SDE - 1
Athenahealth
4 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
Preparation
Duration: 6 months
Topics: Data Structures & Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, Hashing,Tree,Graph, Heap, OOPS, SQL
Tip

Tip 1 : Do practice a lot of competitive programming.
Tip 2 : Revise complete Data Structures at least 3-4 times.
Tip 3 : Do practice SQL queries.
Tip 4 : Do at least 1 Internship from a good company.
Tip 5 : Maintain CGPA up to 7.5

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: 7.0 and above CGPA , No current active backlogs/failures, only CS/IT Students
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Keep it short, Do not repeat the same achievements in different sections.
Tip 2 : Do participate in extracurricular activities and Hackathons.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration90 minutes
Interview date8 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

The online test was scheduled on 10:00 AM. Total 304 students were eligible who appeared for the test. 93 students were shortlisted in this round. MCQs were asked and two coding question

MCQs were of medium to hard level.
OOPS(2 Question)
DBMS(2 questions)
Networking(2 Questions)
Operating System(2 Questions),
Aptitude(2 Questions)

1. Maximum Subarray Sum
Moderate
35m average time
81% success
0/80

#### You are given an array 'arr' of length 'n', consisting of integers.

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Problem approach

A subarray is a contiguous segment of an array. In other words, a subarray can be formed by removing 0 or more integers from the beginning, and 0 or more integers from the end of an array. I used Kadane's algorithm to solve it optimally.

2. Flipping Coins
Moderate
32m average time
68% success
0/80

#### Gary has N coins placed in a straight line. Some coins have head side up, and others have the tail side up.

##### Convention:
``1 denotes the HEAD side is u...``
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02
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration60 minutes
Interview date9 Sep 2020
Coding problem2

It was technical interview round, which was purely based on coding followed by 1 SQL query. Duration of round was of 1 hour from 10 AM-11AM. Interviewer asked me 2 Coding questions one to solve and run on Hackerrank codepair platform and for another one she asked only my approach to solve problem. In the remaining last 10 minutes interviewer asked me 1 SQL query on JOIN. Total 28 students were shortlisted in this round.

1. First Missing Positive
Moderate
18m average time
84% success
0/80

#### You are given an array 'ARR' of integers of length N. Your task is to find the first missing positive integer in line...

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Problem approach

I gave him the optimized solution.

2. kth missing element
Moderate
20m average time
70% success
0/80

#### Find the 'kth' positive integer missing from 'vec&...

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Problem approach

I told the solving approach by using max heap in O(NlogK) time complexity.

03
Round
Medium
Video Call
Duration60 minutes
Interview date10 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

It was managerial interview round, no technical questions were asked to me only behavioral questions were asked.
some of the questions are :
1. Tell me about yourself (which was common in all 4 rounds)
2. What are your strengths and weakness ?
3. In your project if you have already implemented Binary sort and your project is almost ready then you came to know that you can also implement Quick sort ,then what will be your take on that ,will you implement Quick sort or not?
4. If your project got stuck due to any of your mistake, and now your team members are in trouble because of your mistake they cannot continue their work. What will you do?
5. How do you work under the pressure of tight deadline?
6. What makes you unique, tell me any of your quality which is not mentioned in your resume.
7. What motivates you?
8. What is your long term goal?
9. What will you do if we don't select you in this interview?
10. Do you have any location preferences ?
11. Do you have any question for me ?

Total 8 students were shortlisted in this round.

04
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30 minutes
Interview date10 Nov 2020
Coding problem0

It was HR interview round which was scheduled just after 30 minutes from Technical Interview round. In this round questions from my resume were asked. Interviewer was focusing more on my extracurricular activities, hackathons in which I participated and the technical communities which I was part of. She also asked me, Do you have anything specific that you want to highlight from your resume. This round was quite easy. In this last round 5 Students were selected.

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