How to fix the technical interview and why most developers hate your coding interviews.

Most tech companies complain that they are having a hard time hiring developers. One of the problems is that they fail to understand that algorithm coding interviews are not effective for most developer interviews and often leads to false rejection. If algorithm coding interviews were only used when necessary, companies would have an easier time hiring developers.

I’ve worked with many developers, interviewed a bunch, and debated with many about this topic. As a CTO and team lead, I’ve interviewed many developers for junior and senior…


The Ultimate Steps on How to Achieve Your Goals — Jack Conte’s Method

Why build a plan?

Planning for the future is the best way to help you achieve your goal. If you have a plan to work toward you will have something to focus on and aim for.

It will help you:

  • 1. Stay Focused
  • 2. Know what you want
  • 3. Know if you’re on track to achieve your goal

“Thoughts happen through writing”.

Writing an annual plan forces your intention to be clear and it helps you find clarity in your thoughts

What to expect? What’s the outcome of this plan

When you’re done with the retro, your annual plan will have 3 sections:

  • Vision statement
  • Key result
  • Areas of focus

A vision statement…


That might sound like an odd title for experienced Ruby on Rails Developers. But If you’re new to Ruby on Rails you may relate to it and find the differentiation helpful.

Last night I received a question from a reader:

“I just started a new job and they’re all RoR and I have zero Ruby experience (long time Perl, JS….some Python and Java). I can’t figure out where Ruby ends and Rails begins.” — Steven

When I received this question from Steven, my first intuition was to tell him my usual answer “Rails is written in Ruby, and Ruby is…


From a UX/UI designer who builds applications for a living.

I bought my Oculus Go about 2 weeks ago and already there are so many things I want to say about it which is a good thing! I’m testing this device as much as possible before releasing a full video review on my Youtube Channel. I initially started playing with the device to see how it could change the way we travel and or inspire others to do so. During my experience with the device I started noticing improvements that could be made to an entire spectrum even outside of…


This is for dream killers. People who say “I wish”.

“Person standing on a rocky peak of the mountains of Silver Rock” by Tim Bogdanov on Unsplash

Watch the Video that inspired this post :

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

–A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I know its an obvious fact, but beyond obvious fact there is sometimes a deeper meaning. This post is for dream killers. People who say “I Wish”. For people who think: It’s too late; I’m too old; Or I could have been… This is for people who dreamed, but have lost hope. And this is for those who are still dreaming.


I made this post for video creator who are currently using ADOBE PREMIERE.

For sake of comparison here are the spec of my machine:

MacBook Pro 13inc Early 2015, 3.1 Ghz, 16GB

Adobe Premiere Pro used to be EXTREMELY slow, but I figured out a solution.

In the video I’ve shared below, I explain how you can drastically improve the performance of Adobe Premiere Pro on your laptop even when you’re editing in 4k. Follow these 10 hacks and you should see some huge improvements.

Did it work for you? Let me know in the comment of the video…


The blame game between airlines and online travel agencies & how to fix this.

It’s well know that although airlines and third party companies are partners; their employees hate each other. When thing get sour, the airline would blame the book service and the booking service will blame the airlines. I had enough to complain about this, so I started thinking about how we can solve this!

At the crossroad of customer services & companies profits, most booking services will abandon you. They’ll never take a blame for a mistake and will try to upsell you when you’re in a…


One day I had a problem, the next day I started building the solution, 5 months later it launched: This is the Story of MyReater.com (Beta)

MyReater.com is a website where you’ll find top books recommended by entrepreneurs, politicians and hundreds of public figures and what books they have in commons.

Imagine going on a website to find a book recommended by your favourite author. As you find that book, you discover that your favourite entrepreneur, your best friend and your mum also recommended that book. This is Reater.

How many times have you heard about a personthat decided to read a book simply because someone they admire recommended it? It happens all time. Ever wondered why there are so many common traits between great leaders? Well, It turns out a lot of them read the same books…


I got screwed by ContactMonkey.com and its founder. This is an article about how you can avoid this from happening to you.

ContactMonkey, currently owes me a large sum of money that they refuse to pay, because they don’t plan to use my code. That’s unfair, I know but even worse; The problem is that they did use some of the code I built for them:


I had experienced way too many headache with this bad boy and I finally found the perfect *simple* solution! :) If you want to thanks me later just recommend or tweet this article and share it with other developers that might benefit from this quick fix. You could also comment on stack overflow issues with this fix.

This page has a simple solution for the following pains:

  • OpenSSL Verify return code: 20 (unable to get local issuer certificate)
  • certificate verify failed (OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError)
  • openssl::ssl::sslerror: ssl_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=sslv3 read server certificate b: certificate verify failed
  • and other SSL certification failure pain…

No need for the manual way, but if you still…

Richardson Dackam

Self-taught Designer, Developer, Videographer & Maker. Host of Shortcut to Mastery Podcast. Youtuber. Startup Founder.

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