Concept Overhaul

$128.00 $89.60

If you’re coming at this process from the very beginning and need to make sure you know the subject matter, this bundle is for you. You get all of the concepts in The Imposter’s Handbook (both volumes), the Imposter Video Set (17 videos, over 3.5 hours of concepts) and the practice drills from MIssion:Interview. This is a lot of work – run with it!

You get the Mission: Interview package with basic review materials ($49) plus both volumes of The Imposter’s Handbook ($60). You’ll be covered when it comes to conceptual conversations!

The Imposter’s Handbook

Learn core CS concepts that are part of every CS degree by reading a book meant for humans. You already know how to code build things, but when it comes to conversations about Big-O notation, database normalization and binary tree traversal you grow silent. That used to happen to me and I decided to change it because I hated being left out. I studied for 3 years and wrote everything down and the result is this book.

This is an ebook. If you want a physical book there's a link down the page or you can click right here.

The Imposter’s Handbook, Season 2

Where did the digital circuit come from and how does it work? What, exactly, is SHA256 encryption and what's the algorithm behind an RSA key?

These topics have always been a bit of a blind spot for me so I asked my friend Scott Hanselman to help me dive in and figure this stuff out. The journey continues with Season 2 of The Imposter’s Handbook. We dive into the flow of information: from the roots of logic through Boolean Algebra,binary and bitwise operations, information theory, encryption, hashing, blockchain and a lot more.

This is an ebook. A print book will be available in the future - but this is not a physical book.

Imposter’s Video Companion

I love making videos because I think that there's nothing better for quick review of a concept. That's what you get with The Imposter’s Handbook, Video Edition: 17 walkthrough videos that illustrate the concepts from the book.

I spent over 5 months putting these 17 videos together (~3.5 hours), fine-tuning the audio, editing the videos down to be as concise as possible. You won’t stare at bullet points on a slide for 5 minutes while I drone on, nor will you watch me fumble about trying to type while I install dependencies. Your time is valuable, and if I’ve done my job right, you’ll turn that time into knowledge. You get these videos along with the digital book.

Mission: Interview

I loathe coding interviews. They're tedious, annoying and the questions they ask have very little to do with the job you're applying for. So why do they ask these questions?

I made the video that I wished I had years ago, when applying at Microsoft, Avanade, Google and others. Something to get me past the frustration and actually allow me to enjoy the process. I needed a video that would show me what I needed to review, the strategies involved and that, YES, it's doable. So I made one!

I also wanted to see how an expert would solve these tough problems so I asked Jon Skeet to join me for a 5-question interview session, just like you would find at Google, where Jon works. He interviews people all the time - now he gets a taste of his own medicine!

Concept Overhaul

$128.00 $89.60