Technical interviews done online often involve a cumbersome mix of programs for video chat, pair programming, whiteboarding and private notetaking. This adds logistical challenges to an already-complex task. A team of students addressed this issue by creating an all-in-one platform for remote technical interviews. HackBox uses a tab system to put video chat, whiteboard, shared coding space and a private note-taking area for the interviewer.
Inspired by the regular video conferencing that happens in our Remote Beta course, two students decided to take the video chat beyond the standard talking heads and create a more dynamic experience. Dave Mun, who was taking the course in L.A., collaborated with Rory Campbell in London on Real Faces, which creates a three-dimensional, Minecraft-like world in which to have virtual meetings.