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Formation.dev - recommended? Any tips or thoughts on it?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer at Looking for a positiona year ago

Has anyone applied for or gone through this program, Formation.dev ?

Any thoughts on it would be appreciated.

Rahul just recommended it to me as being a good program. I then applied for Formation and I was sent a link to a 45 minute timed test. Eek! I sent them a few questions about it. I'm not sure if this is part of their evaluation of people who apply to their program, as to whether they get accepted or not. I emailed back, asking them that and how competitive it is to get in.

An hour after I applied, one of them sent me a request to set up a 20 minute interview, saying: "I'd love to get 20 mins to learn more about your goals and experience."

It says the following on the first page of the test and it also says to select your preferred language, out of 7 choices. I would probably choose Python 3 or maybe JavaScript. Quiz questions?? I wonder what that means??

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"45 minutes duration

You cannot pause after starting.

Submit each question when finished

Submit again to change your answer.

Complete 27 questions

17 quiz and 10 coding.

Solve questions in any order

Switch freely between questions.

Hi and welcome to Formation's Skills Benchmark!

The Formation Fellowship was designed with love and care to be optimized around you and your specific skills gaps. This benchmark is the first step in that process. Please skip all questions that you aren't confident in! This will inform the areas of focus during the Fellowship."

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    Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    a year ago

    I don't think we have many Formation.dev alumni in the Taro community (yet), but I think the most helpful feedback will be from the 20 min conversation you have with them.

    For a program like Formation, the most important thing they want to see is clarity of thought and a willingness to work hard. Obviously do your best on the assessment, but I wouldn't worry about preparing for the test.

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    Entry-Level Software Engineer [OP]
    Looking for a position
    a year ago

    Oh OK! Thanks.