Gayle L McDowell

Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder / CEO of CareerCup, which provides programming interview prep for candidates interviewing with Microsoft, Google, Amazon and many other companies. She is also the author of two books. Cracking the Coding Interview offers 150 coding interview questions and answers as well as a bunch of other great advice for software engineers. The second book, The Google Resume, discusses how to land a job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or any great tech company.

Gayle has worked for Microsoft, Apple and Google. At Google, she interviewed over 150 candidates in three countries and served on Google’s hiring committee for 3 years. During this time, she also taught two Computer Science courses at the University of Washington.

Gayle holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School. She currently resides in Palo Alto, CA.

Gayle can be contacted at gayle AT technologywoman.com. (CareerCup questions? Please use gayle AT careercup.com or support AT careercup.com.)


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