Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Should we use multiple input fields to prevent mistakes by users?

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At Stitch Fix, we’re working on our sign-up flow. During this process, we debated whether we should have a single password field, or, as many sites do, two— the second one being a “password confirmation”.

Some sites use the same technique with email and email confirmation.

I found quite a few articles that advocated certain practices around this, but I thought it would be useful to synthesize them in one place. At the end, I offer some recommendations. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Favorite Tech Interview Technique

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Inspired by the fun at hack nights around town, I've stumbled upon my new favorite interview exercise. I've been meaning to write this up for a couple months, and just stumbled onto a very similar idea by a fella named Ben Schwarz.

tl;dr -- have the candidate bring in an open source project and hack on it together.