Triplebyte Entry Level Quiz [Part 2 in series]. 80th-100th percentile, no externship

On June 3, 2020, Triplebyte announced their new Externship Program for students who lost their internships from the COVID-19 problem. These Externships aren’t as well paid as actual internships, but their remote, about ~6 weeks or so in length, and not a bad way at all to gain experience.

In the last article, I passed the Triplebyte Generalist quiz with 60-80th percentile, and “failed” the FastTrack on-site program with 40th-60th percentile in a 2-hour-long automated interview. For this Externship program, you get to take the new “Entry-Level Generalist” quiz instead of the full Generalist. I decided, why not try it? If it had been available in January 2020, I probably would have taken the Entry-Level version instead of the Full version.

So, even though I passed the Full version quite well, I took the Entry-Level quiz for Software Engineering. Holy smokes.

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I absolutely more-than-qualify for the entry-level Externship program, and Triplebyte sent me the application form immediately. So, that’s fun. I’ll see what happens.

Update: Despite my high score, Triplebyte informed me that they could not find a match this cycle. That’s disappointing. 🙁

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Gabriel Sieben is a software developer from St. Paul, MN, who enjoys experimenting with computers and loves to share his various technology-related projects. He owns and runs this blog, and is a traditional Catholic. In his free time (when not messing with computers), he enjoys hiking, fishing, and board games.

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    1. The Triplebyte Quiz focused mostly on concepts, and the ability to read code, rather than knowing a particular language. Because of that, it used multiple programming languages throughout. This wasn’t a problem though: You basically get a snippet of code, 5 minutes, and 4 possible choices for what the code does. If you have programmed much, even if you haven’t seen the language before, it isn’t terribly hard to figure out what that code is supposed to do when you only have 4 options.

      The Automated Interview is different. There are 3 programming questions on there where you do have to write your own code (and these questions are quite difficult), but there are several different languages you can choose to write that code in. I chose PHP, you might choose JavaScript or Ruby.

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