Bing's interpretation of _an otter coding furiously in an attempt to pass a coding test_

How hackable are automated coding assessments?

Exploring the hackability of speed-based coding tests, using CodeSignal’s Industry Coding Framework as a case study.

May 26, 2023 · Yanir Seroussi

Hackers beware: Bootstrap sampling may be harmful

Bootstrap sampling techniques are very appealing, as they don’t require knowing much about statistics and opaque formulas. Instead, all one needs to do is resample the given data many times, and calculate the desired statistics. Therefore, bootstrapping has been promoted as an easy way of modelling uncertainty to hackers who don’t have much statistical knowledge. For example, the main thesis of the excellent Statistics for Hackers talk by Jake VanderPlas is: “If you can write a for-loop, you can do statistics”....

January 7, 2019 · Yanir Seroussi