Speaking Engagements

Gayle L. McDowell is a former software engineer who has worked for three of the top tech companies: Google, Microsoft, and Apple. She has extensive experience with interviewing and hiring, having interviewed over 150 candidates and served on Google’s hiring committee. She has written two books, Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume, and has spoken to a variety of audiences on these and other topics.

Her most popular talk, “Cracking the Coding Interview” (based off her best-selling book with the same title), is always a hit with college and professional software engineers. It is deeply technical and to-the-point, with tangible advice on how to land one of the very competitive software development or PM roles.

Gayle also does consulting on technical interviewing.


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Upcoming Talks

Talent42 | Tues June 17, 2014
Interviewing A Players: Reverse Engineering Interview Coaching to Create Great Candidates [slides]

Silicon Valley Code Camp | Sat/Sun Oct 11/12, 2014
Cracking the Coding Interview [register/show interest]

Silicon Valley Code Camp | Sat/Sun Oct 11/12, 2014
Cracking the Product Manager Interview [register/show interest]

Grace Hopper Conference | Thurs Oct 9, 2014 @ 10:15am
Cracking the Coding Interview

master slide deck for Cracking the Coding & PM Interview

Prior Talks

OpenDNS (San Francisco, CA) | Thurs June 5, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Transitioning from Engineering to Product Management [slides]

Fullstack (New York, NY) | Tues May 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview

Fullstack (New York, NY) | Mon May 5, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview

Lumosity (San Francisco, CA) | Thurs March 20, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Cracking the Tech Interview: Strategies for Landing a Great Job in Tech [register]

Hackbright (San Francisco, CA) | Thurs March 13, 2014 @ 3:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs

Stanford | Mon Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:30pm PST
Cracking the Coding Interview [slides]

University of Washington (Seattle, WA) | Thu Jan 9, 2014 @ 5:30pm
Cracking the Coding & PM Interview [slides]

HackReactor (San Francisco, CA) | Thu Jan 16, 2014 @ 2:30pm
Cracking the Coding & PM Interview [slides]

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India) | Tues Jan 21, 2014 @ 8:00pm
Cracking the Coding & PM Interview [Webinar] [slides]

University of California (Berkeley, CA) | Wed Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Cracking the Coding & PM Interview [slides]

Coding Dojo (Mountain View, CA) | Thu Jan 23, 2014 @ 12:00pm
Cracking the Coding & PM Interview

MIT Sloan (Cambridge, MA) | Fri Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:00am
Cracking the Product Management Interview (Webcast) [Register] [Slides]

G+ Webinar | Tues Jan 28, 2014 @ 1:30pm PST
Cracking the Product Management Interview (Webcast) [Register]

Stanford | Wed Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:00pm PST
Cracking the Product Management Interview [Slides]

Kellogg MBA (Northwestern University) | Mon Feb 3, 2014 @ 12:15 CST
Cracking the Product Management Interview (Webcast) [Slides]

Silicon Valley Code Camp (Los Altos, CA) | Sat Oct 5 @ 3:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [sign up / indicate interest here]

Perkins Coie (Palo Alto, CA) | Mon Oct 7, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]
free, but registration required. register here.

Perkins Coie (Palo Alto, CA) | Mon Oct 14, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]
free, but registration required. register here.

Hackbright (San Francisco, CA) | Wed July 31, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]

Hackbright (San Francisco, CA) | Wed Apr 24, 2013 @ 5:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]

Marriott Renaissance Hotel (Austin, TX) | Wed Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
free, but registration required. sign up here and invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Marriott Renaissance Hotel (Austin, TX) | Thu Nov 15, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
free, but registration required. sign up here and invite your friends to the Facebook event.

General Assembly (San Francisco, CA) | Thu Nov 29, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs
ticket purchase required

UC Irvine (Irvine, CA) | Wed Oct 24, 2012 @ 12pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice and Strategies for Software Engineering and PM interviews [slides

CodeChix (Santa Clara, CA) | Wed Oct 17, 2012 @ 6:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice and Strategies for Software Engineering and PM interviews [slides]

Palantir (Palo Alto, CA) | Thurs Oct 4, 2012 @ 6:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice and Strategies for Software Engineering and PM interviews [slides]
register here

Silicon Valley Code Camp (Los Altos, CA) | Sat Oct 6, 2012 @ 1:45pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs  [slides]

University of Washington – Bothell (Seattle, WA) | Thu Oct 11, 2012 @ 4:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice and Strategies for Software Engineering and PM interviews [slides] [notes]

Evisors (Online Webinar) | Tues Sept 18, 2012 @ 2pm EST (11am PST).
How to Get that Job at Google: Careers in the Tech Industry

Women Who Code (San Francisco, CA) | August 22, 2012
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]
sign up for meetup group (women only, please!)

Amazon (Seattle, WA) | August 15, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]
free, but registration required at [click here]. [Overflow Room Available, Main Room Sold Out]

TheEasy @ TechStars (Seattle, WA) | August 14, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs  [slides]
free, but registration required at [click here]. [Sold Out -- Wait List Available]

TheEasy @ TechStars (Seattle, WA) | August 13, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Skills and Strategies for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]
free, but registration required [click here]. [Sold Out -- Wait List Available]

Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology | Malvern, PA. March 24, 2012
Keynote Speaker | Technology — Past, Present, Future [speech] [video]

Philadelphia Area Aspirations in Computing Awards Dinner | Philadelphia, PA. March 21, 2012
Keynote Speaker | Technology — Past, Present, Future [speech]

Exebit 2012 at IIT Chennai, India | March 2nd, 2012. 6:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Software Engineers [slides]

Pragyan 2012 at NIT Tiruchirapalli, India | February 26th, 2012. 3:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Software Engineers [slides]

UC Irvine | Wed Jan 25, 2012. 12pm – 1:30pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice and Strategies for Software Engineering and PM interviews [slides]

Canadian University Software Engineering Conference  (Keynote Speaker) | Fri Jan 20, 2012.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]

UC San Diego | Wed Oct 12, 2011. 10am.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Software Engineers and PMs [slides]

Brown University | Thur Sept 29, 2011. 12pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers [slides]

Dartmouth College | Wed Sept 28, 2011. 4:15pm.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers [slides]

Columbia University | Tues Sept 27, 2011. 11:30am – 1pm in Mudd Building.
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers  [slides]

University of Pennsylvania | Mon Sept 26, 2011. 6pm in Heilmeier Hall (Moore).
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers [slides]

Duke University (Masters of Engineering Management) | Fri Sept 23, 4:00pm
The Google Resume: How to Land a Job at the World’s Top Tech Companies [slides]

Duke University (CS) | Thurs Sept 22, 4:30pm
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers [slides]

NC State University | Thurs Sept 22, 11am
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers [slides]

University of North Carolina, Kener-Flagler Business School (MBA) | September 21, 2011. 7:30pm.
The Google Resume: How to Land a Job at the World’s Top Tech Companies [slides]

Columbia University | March 23, 2011

Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers

University of Pennsylvania | February 9, 2011
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers

University of Washington | March 8, 2010
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers

University of Pennsylvania | February 4, 2010
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers

Post-Lecture Article from Daily Pennsylvanian.com

University of Pennsylvania | November 18, 2009
Cracking the Coding Interview: Advice for Programmers