Blog: A few weeks ago I saw a link circulating in a specific channel on telegram.
A few weeks ago I saw a link circulating in a specific channel on telegram. I decided to check it out which led me to icode Ai application page.
After a few days, I received a promising email from the Icode Ai accompanied by a key to the training section where the long python pdf was. Without any hesitation, I decided to check on the long pdf; after all, I didn’t have a choice. After a long wait, I had my phone snooze where I found this email with a google doc which contained two challenges. As a Pythonista, I didn’t waste any time I went ahead and scripted whatever they had asked and submitted the links on the same day I received the email.
One week later I received another email which invited me to their premises somewhere in Hurlingham. I left my house confidently, walking in the streets of Nairobi thinking that everyone knew where I was going. It’s 12:30 pm Thursday the second 2019, a laptop bag and a hp laptop inside the bag on my back. I am at the Kencom bus station waiting for the long KBS bus service to start the journey. I didn’t know precisely where Hurlingham was, but I knew the driver had a clue where to direct the long truck. After a few kilometres of comuting I whispered to the conductor and asked him to drop me at the Hurlingham Plaza somewhere new Grove. It was not business as usual; I’m in that club of the guys who sleep once they pay the bus fare. This time around I was eager and anxious to be at Icode.
Finally, I’m at the IcodeAi office, a secretary on my right and some two guys on my left. I excused my self, and I was sent on the interview room where I met other two guys but this time around they are the guys waiting for the interviewee. After a few, the two guys I left at the secretary’s show up. A futa topic is introduced but no one backs it, and it fades away. At that moment a lady enters with a paper on her hand looks at it and then drops it on our table. It was a survival challenge which we were supposed to go through and come up with an idea on how to survive in the desert. After filling the paper, she comes back looks at the paper looks at us and asks to repeat arguing that we could all die. We discussed the challenge, and she left back to her sit. The survival challenge was annoying. I didn’t understand how I was supposed to solve the problem using python 3.7 and vs code.
The one on one interview starts no one wants to go first. Luckily one of the guys volunteered and gave us a clue of it would be. I go second waiting to be bombasted with the same question. Thankfully they didn’t. I answer whatever was asked defended my code and went back. The interview went on with the other guys until the last guy was called.