Hi, I’m Vincent! I’ve been at Yext since June 2013. Since then, I’ve gotten to work on/with a variety of teams, projects, and technologies. These include our analytics platform, mobile apps, and subscriptions systems. Currently I’m on team Cerberus, responsible for internal finance-related systems and most third-party API integrations.
If you like my posts, check out my personal coding blog!
June 1, 2018 by Vincent Le
One of our oldest interview questions is int to string, where we ask candidates to, well, convert an int to the corresponding string. Back when I wrote a series on technical interviews, I wanted to follow up with a post where I actually walked through a sample interview question. Now...
May 1, 2018 by Vincent Le
Debugging’s a critical skill that every software engineer needs to learn. However, it’s something that’s rarely taught. For many engineers, you kind of just have to figure it out (often through trial and error). For me, this meant taking a spray and pray approach. I’d start with the most recent...
March 9, 2016 by Vincent Le
Welcome back for the third and final part of our technical interview series! In case you missed the earlier parts, go check out part 1 on knowledge and part 2 on coding. Communication Effective communication skills are very important in the workplace. They allow you to better promote your own...
March 4, 2016 by Vincent Le
Last week we had the first post in our technical interview series, where we covered the knowledge you need to succeed in technical interviews. Today, we’ll be looking at the coding portion of the interview—strategies on writing correct and quality code. Let’s get started! Coding The other major aspect of...
February 25, 2016 by Vincent Le
Technical interviews can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the process. I remember being flustered in my first few interviews—I had no idea what to expect and I sometimes didn’t understand what my interviewer was looking for. Now that I’ve been on both sides of a few dozen interviews,...
January 11, 2016 by Vincent Le
Inspired by Ben Horowitz’s Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager, I ended up coming up with my own version for software engineers—Good Engineer, Bad Engineer. Keeping the following ideas and principles in mind has helped me become a better software engineer; hopefully they’ll be useful to you as well! Good engineers...