Killer Interview Question: Can You Code With One Hand And Draw With The Other?

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: Can you code with one hand and draw with the other?

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Yes, that sounds donkey dung insane, but it actually happened. Harshal Chaudhari was interviewing for a software developer position and was asked to solve a coding challenge — reversing a linked list — by writing the relevant code with his right (dominant) hand while also drawing a tree with his right hand.

Some interview questions are so weird that the only sensible response is to say “No”, or at least to ask how this could possibly be relevant. This feels like one of them,

How would you answer the question?

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