Finally, a bulletproof, step-by-step system to be interview ready in 6 weeks
No more...
  • Memorizing random interview questions and answers
  • ​Grinding Leetcode
  • ​Studying every algorithm under the sun
Let’s cut through the crap and focus on what actually works!
Imagine this…

You open up your email and you’re greeted with this email:
An offer to interview. At Google!

You’re finally getting your shot at the bigtime. Of course you’re excited. Who wouldn’t be?

Where else can you receive $250k in total compensation in your first year?

Where else do they have ping pong tables and 20 percent time and free laundry on site?

Where else can you work whenever and wherever you want (as long as you get your work done)?

Where else will give you the credibility to have companies fighting over you for the rest of your career?

No wonder everyone wants to work at Google. Or Facebook. Or Netflix…

But that’s the thing. Everyone wants to work there. 
Google’s acceptance rate is less than 0.2%
That means you have to be the best out of 500 people to even get an offer.

And now that they’re asking YOU to interview, this is your chance to prove you have what it takes. 

This is when the fear sets in…
“I always find the interview process quite daunting and I don’t know what the employers are looking for… so it gives me a lot of anxiety to go through the interview process.” 

– Matt D.
It’s not like you get these sorts of opportunities all the time. You need to make this one count.

Maybe your friend referred you for the position. I can’t make them look bad!

Maybe you’re way underpaid. How does everyone else make 6 FIGURES?!

Maybe you’re moving to another city and need the job ASAP. I can’t afford to be jobless…

Whatever it is, you need to make this work.

So what do you do?

You can go on Leetcode. Start solving the 1000+ practice questions that they have in the hopes that a similar problem comes up on your interview.

You can pick up Cracking the Coding Interview, Elements of Programming Interviews, or one of the hundreds of other books on Amazon. Now you have even more practice problems to solve.

You can turn to Google and start reading some of the 120 MILLION articles written by randos on the internet who aren’t even sure know what the heck they’re talking about.

And with all these resources, you fall into the same trap that thousands have before you: You don’t know where to start. You don’t know what to focus on. There are an overwhelming number of resources out there.

There is so much to know. Do you need to know this topic? Do you need to know that topic?

This person says I need to know Djikstra’s algorithm.

That person says I need to know Kadane’s algorithm.

You’ve heard machine learning is important so maybe you need to know A* search.

Ultimately, this leads to 1 of 3 outcomes…
Outcome #1: You go into your interview feeling like crap
“I am too nervous about the entire thing and mind goes blank most of the time.”

– Rosa T.
Yes you’ve studied a bunch of different practice problems. Yes you’ve learned a bunch of different algorithms.

But we all know just how much more there is for you to learn.

And on top of that, how much do you really remember of what you studied? It was hard enough to remember it without the pressure of the interview…

What if they ask you about bit manipulation? After all, you spent a ton of time studying trees but didn’t actually have time to look at this.

What if they ask you the Knapsack Problem? You spent that whole day studying it but now it’s only a fuzzy memory.

What if they ask you the difference between an inorder and a postorder tree traversal? You know you learned this somewhere but as soon as you’re in the interview, your mind goes totally blank.

Now just compound the nerves on top of everything else.

They’re judging you.

This is your one shot.

You can’t blow it!

This pressure isn’t exactly helping…

Ultimately, you crumble under these circumstances. There’s simply way too much working against you.
Outcome #2: You delay your interview indefinitely
Maybe instead of going in unprepared, you decide you’re going to put off your interview until you’re fully prepared. 

That’s the great thing about these companies that are constantly hiring, right? You have the flexibility to interview pretty much whenever you want.


That time never comes!

You tell the recruiter you’re not quite ready to make a change and ask them to follow up in 6 months. 

Then you frantically start grinding on Leetcode. You do problem after problem and slowly work your way through 100, then 200.

And every time you start to get close to completing the problems, they add more.

Every time you go back to that problem you solved a month ago, you feel like you’re relearning the whole thing over again.

Even after doing all of these problems, you can’t seem to wrap your head around a problem that you’ve never seen before.

You still have to look up Leetcode problems that are supposed to be Easy/Medium.

You never seem to make any actual progress.

All the while people around you are landing awesome jobs.

Oh did you hear? She just landed a job at Facebook.

Yeah he’s been working at Google for about 4 months now.

I heard both of them got competing offers from Apple and Uber. I wonder which they’re going to choose!

And your interview is looming. You’re unprepared.

So you ask to delay it another 6 months.

Just 6 more months and you’ll be prepared.

Just 6 more months of grinding the same problems.

Of studying the same crap.

Of feeling unprepared for your interview…

And so the cycle repeats.
Outcome #3: You give up
Or the worst case scenario… You just give up.

This is when you tell yourself, “Oh I don’t really want to work there anyway.”

“I’m not a sellout.”

“I just prefer working at startups.”

“This system is rigged.”

Trust me, I hear this all the time!

Ultimately you decide to settle for less. You’ve dreamed of working at Google for years. You’ve committed months of study. You’ve given up your weekends.

And now you’re just throwing it all away. All because you can’t cross that final hurdle.

All because of a stupid interview.
Why nearly everyone fails their Google interview
“Hope is not a strategy.”

– James Cameron
Why is it that so few people pass their interview?

Is it that…
  • Some people are just lucky?
    Nope. As a matter of fact, the same people tend to get the best offers over and over again. Clearly they’re doing something right.
  • Some people study way more?
    Surprisingly, also no. There are people who study for 8 months and fail their interview miserably and those who take a couple weeks and land multiple job offers.
  • Some people are just smarter?
    Thankfully not! With the number of people top tech companies are hiring, it’s simply not possible for them to hire only people with genius IQs.
Nope. It’s none of these.

Most people never learn how to interview.

No matter how good you are at coding, you also need to be good at interviewing. 

That’s right! Even total rockstars will fail their interviews if they don’t learn the proper skills. And if you’re not a rockstar programmer, what chance do you have?

If you can code perfect bug-free code at work but freeze up during your interview, you won’t get the job.

If you can architect complex microservices but aren’t able to code on a whiteboard, you won’t get the job.

If you can develop tools used by millions of developers but can’t invert a binary tree, you won’t get the job.
No. You need to know how to interview.

Without learning to interview properly, you’re likely making a few super common mistakes. Mistakes that can cost you everything.

These are mistakes that can cost your dream job. They can cost you a $20k pay raise. They can cost you $150k in stock options…

But if you avoid these mistakes, you’re already better than most interviewees.

Despite being such a critical skill to know, no one ever teaches us how to interview, which leads to almost everyone making at least one of these 3 major mistakes:
Mistake #1: Studying the Wrong Things
Chances are, if you’re reading this, that you’ve done this before:

Maybe you spent weeks studying a language that you totally didn’t need to know for your interview. Weeks that you could have spent focusing on those graph problems that your interviewer asked you about.

Maybe you spent an entire weekend memorizing Djikstra’s, Kadane’s, Boyer-Moore, and 20 other random algorithms that you forgot a week later and didn’t even end up using in your interview anyway.

Maybe you spent all this time learning deep operating systems stuff and got foiled in your interview by a simple string problem.

The fact of the matter is, there are only a few topics that you really need to know for your interview. If you focus on just these things, you’ll be 80% of the way there.

In fact, our research has shown that at Google almost every interview problem is either:
1. Trees and Graphs

2. Arrays and Strings

3. DP and Recursion

4. System Design
Frequency of Google interview topics
See? No C++, no bit manipulation, no machine learning…

Other companies differ slightly, but the core topics are basically the same.

And when we dug deeper, we found that most of the algorithms that we “need to know” aren’t necessary either.

Learning Djikstra’s algorithm? Waste of time.

Kadane’s? Boyer-Moore? KMP? Not worth it.

Just focusing on the core patterns of these topics would give you the answer to almost every problem.
Mistake #2: Focusing on Memorizing Solutions to Interview Questions
Ah the biggest myth in interviewing of all time:

You can only be successful if you’ve already seen the problem.

Yeah… no. 

In fact, the only reason anyone thinks this is because that’s what everyone else does. That does NOT make it right.

Let me guess what you do when you go to solve a practice problem.

First, you randomly pick a problem. To Leetcode!

Let’s say you pick a Tree problem.

Then 1 of 2 things happens:

        1. You look at the problem and you see the solution. Easy peasy.

        2. You give up and look at a solution.

Yes sometimes you do get a solution. That’s always fun. 

But most of the time that’s not what happens.

You stare at the problem.

And stare.

And stare.

Why did you even bother to try to solve the problem? You were never going to solve that hard problem anyway so you go straight to the solution.

Reading it, the problem makes sense. Okay. I get it. Time to move on.

Now rinse and repeat. Ad nauseum.

There are always more problems to do. Gotta make sure I’ve studied every possible problem they might ask me in the interview. What if I get in there and I don’t know how to solve the problem?

So far none of this seems that terrible until you get into the interview. That’s when it all falls apart.

On a good day, you get lucky and they ask you a question you’ve seen before…

But do you remember how to solve it? You did that problem once. Three months ago.

You read the solution and it made sense. But now under the pressure of the interview, your mind is blank.

Why didn’t you spend more time on that problem? Obvious. You had to also spend time on all the other problems. It’s not like you can spend hours studying each problem. That’s ridiculous.

And so you sit there in your interview. Frozen. Trying to figure out what the hell you’re going to do.
Mistake #3: Not Having a Plan B
So now you’re frozen, in your interview, staring at this code.

It looks like a foreign language. You’re sure that you studied this problem before, and you remember vague snippets of it, but it’s really just a vague fog in your memory.

What do you do now?

This is where so many interviewees fall apart. They’re so dependent on a single approach to solving the interview problem. They’re so dependent on that recognition of a problem.

By focusing all your attention on memorizing solutions to problems, you never develop a plan B. You never think about what you’re going to do if things go wrong.

Rather, you just hope.

You hope that things will go the way that you want them to.

You hope that you see a problem that you recognize.

You hope that you won’t get stuck…

Because the alternative is failure.

The alternative is going from nailing your interview one second to completely falling apart the next.
Existing interview prep resources DON'T WORK
If you’ve been making any of the mistakes I mentioned, I know it can kinda feel like crap. After all you’ve been working hard and here I come telling you how you’ve been screwing up.

But here’s the thing:

It’s not your fault!

In my research into coding interviews, I’ve used countless resources. I’ve studied books and websites, software tools and blogs. And none of them really work.

I hear from students who come to me after studying for months and simply not making the progress that they want. Within weeks, we’re able to completely turn things around.
The problem solving framework is the core content of your course and I will definitely use it in my coming interviews. It is really really great.

– Santosh D.
The problem with all the materials out there is that they simply throw information at you.

They say, “Learn A, B, and C and then you’ll be successful,” but they never tell you how to do that. They don’t show you how to actually learn. They don’t give you an actual framework.

They just throw more and more information at you and you end up in a hamster wheel.

If I just learn this one more thing, then I’ll be successful.

So you keep studying and preparing. Studying and preparing. And never really making any progress.

And on top of that, they just teach you information.

More algorithms. More data structures. More practice problems. The list is never-ending.

But even if you learn the information, you never learn how to apply it.

That’s why everyone reverts back to simply trying to memorize solutions to interview questions. We all know in our hearts that it’s not an effective approach, but what other option is there.
Luckily, there’s a better way...
Here’s the thing about the people who succeed at interviews.

They’re not smarter than you…

They don’t study harder than you…

They aren’t just insanely lucky…


These people just have a strategy.

Rather than prepare for interviews at random, they do so strategically.

Rather than try to answer interview questions by just staring at the problem, they have a step by step process for answering the question.

Rather than their mind going blank, they practice getting stuck and have specific techniques for getting back on track.
What would it be like if you had a strategy?
Imagine how your interview prep would change if you had a strategy…

No longer are you picking random topics that you think you need to study.

Rather, you know exactly what you need to focus on every single day so that you can progress towards your goal.

No longer are you spending hours studying trees only to forget everything you learned 2 days later.

Rather, your approach is organized so that you are continually reinforcing your existing knowledge while building on it and expanding so that you are perfectly prepared for your interview.

No longer are you going into your interview freaking out that you haven’t prepared enough.

Rather, you followed a clear plan that ensured that you would know exactly what you needed to know in time for your interview, while skipping all the irrelevant crap.

And that’s just before you get into the interview.

Once you get into your interview, having a strategy can change EVERYTHING.

You go into the interview confident. It doesn’t matter whether they ask you a problem that you’ve seen before because you have a strategy to tackle any problem.

You can relax in your interview because you know you’ve prepared for every possible situation that comes up.

And your confident, relaxed approach actually makes you perform better.

It makes you more likeable.

It makes you seem like a real, relatable person.

It makes you someone your interviewer is going to fight for because they actually want to work with you every day.

And that’s just the beginning.

With a strategy, everything changes. 

With a strategy, you can have 5x the success in half the time.

With a strategy, you can study SMART, not study HARD.
Hi, I'm Sam...
I'm the founder of Byte by Byte where I've helped hundreds of students interview and land jobs at companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and more.
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Back in 2016, I was working as a software engineer. After having gone through countless coding interviews, I had realized that there were certain techniques that worked for me while others totally flopped. 

And yet, this is not what the experts were teaching.

Everything I read out there was telling me to do more. Solve more problems. Do more mock interviews. And yet I had found that I was actually more successful by doing less.

In fact, while studying full time as a student at Princeton, I had landed multiple 6-figure job offers.
Realizing there was a better way, I founded Byte by Byte in 2016 to cut through all the crap and teach people strategies for interview prep that actually work.

Since founding Byte by Byte, I have worked with countless students to prepare for their interviews. I have conducted hundreds of mock interviews, assessed dozens of real world job candidates, and seen exactly what works and what doesn’t.

Over the last 3 years, I’ve studied countless resources. I’ve done my own interviews. I’ve tested my techniques with students to see what worked and what didn’t.

And after all that time, I’ve finally brought everything I’ve learned together into a foolproof system:
6 Weeks to Interview Ready
Do you have an interview coming up?

Are you casually looking for jobs and want to be ready to nail your next interview?

Would you like to keep your interview skills sharp with just 30 minutes a day?

6 Weeks to Interview Ready is my comprehensive program which will teach you my interview prep system designed to take you from zero to interview ready in just 6 weeks.

You'll learn to:
  • Be able to solve any interview question, even if you’ve never seen it before
  • ​Know exactly what to focus on every single day of the week
  • ​Have the confidence to nail any interview… and never have your mind go blank again
  • ​Master the exact skills you need to succeed with targeted daily exercises
I’ve distilled everything that I’ve learned over 4 years of helping hundreds of students land jobs at companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Uber into a concise program to get you interviewing successfully in as little as 6 weeks.

Wondering: “What will I actually be able to do with 6WIR? Solve any problem? Increase speed?”

I charted out an input/output diagram to show you the transformation you can expect:
Follow the flowchart to learn what kind of transformation you can expect (click for full size)
How does 6 Weeks to Interview Ready work?
6 Weeks to Interview Ready is a 6 week video program. 

At the start of each week, you’ll get a series of video lessons and learn step by step the key mindsets and strategies that you need to know to ace your interview. But I’m not just going to leave you to figure it out on your own from there.


After going through the content, you will be able to download your weekly 6 Weeks to Interview Ready Workbook, which includes specific daily exercises to reinforce the skills that you’re learning.
Each day, you will sit down and know exactly what you need to work on.

No need to spend tons of time planning. No need to worry about whether you’re focusing on the right things. No need to agonize over whether you’re actually ready for the interview.

The 6 Weeks to Interview Ready Workbook is your plan!

As you go through the workbook, you will find more than 40 of the most common interview problems so that you go into your interview ready to knock them out of the park. 

You will explicitly apply the strategies that you are learning so that you can solve literally any problem your interviewer might throw at you.

And you will develop the confidence you need to go into any interview knowing that you have what it takes to succeed.

Nowhere else will you find a step by step plan where you can see exactly what you need to be focusing on every single day.

But what if you could also see your exact strengths and weaknesses? What if you knew every day what topic areas needed a little brushing up? It’s easy to stress about whether you know a topic well enough, but what if you had data to prove it?

The Interview Progress Tracker will help you do exactly that.
As you prepare for your interviews, you will work on different topics. You might find Tree problems to be really easy but Dynamic Programming to be really hard. Maybe you find Strings easy but struggle with Recursion.

Whatever it is, the Interview Progress Tracker will show you at a glance where you need to spend more time and what you should focus on each day.

With the tracker, you will never again study random stuff every day hoping to make progress.

In this course, I will show you exactly what you need to do every step of the way and help you develop an interview strategy that enables you to go into any interview with confidence.
How To Be Interview Ready in Just 6 Weeks
Here's your exact roadmap for being interview ready in just 6 weeks:
6 Modules of Video + Audio + Text Training Includes:
Week 1 - Your Bulletproof Interview Prep Plan
In Week 1, we are going to lay the foundation for everything that we will cover in the course.

When most people start to prepare for interviews, they dive in head first. They don't have a plan. They don’t know what they’re doing. The focus on action.

These action takers might get a small head start, but they quickly flame out. They stop studying regularly and fail to make the progress that they need to be successful.

In this module, you will:
  • Learn how to avoid wasting time and focus on exactly what you need to know for your interview using the 3 Pillars of Interviews
  • Stop procrastinating and make every study session productive using the Lean Study Schedule
  • Discover out your weaknesses using the in-depth self-evaluation to make sure that there are no gaps in your knowledge
Week 2 - Your Problem Solving Framework
In Week 2, we start getting into the real meat of the course. After laying the foundation in week 1, you have all of the tools that you need to use this material to its full effect.

This week, we’ll cover the exact step by step framework you can use to solve any interview problem, whether or not you’ve seen the problem before.

Having a clear framework is hands down the biggest differentiator between those who succeed at interviews and those who fail.

In this module, you will learn:
  • The #1 reason that people fail their interviews again and again
  • ​How to turn your interviewing into a bulletproof, repeatable system
  • ​My 6 step system for solving any coding interview question, even if I’ve never seen it before
  • ​The essential-yet-counterintuitive problem solving step that 90% of people completely skip
Week 3 - Optimizing Any Code
In Week 3, we’re going to take your problem solving framework to the next level. Now that we have a system for finding a solution to every problem, we’re going to learn the exact strategies we need to start optimizing these solutions.

With these strategies, you’ll be able to identify the exact bottlenecks in your code and quickly find optimizations to make your code run as efficiently as possible.

In this module, you will learn:
  • Why prematurely optimizing our code actually hurts us more than it helps, and what you should do instead
  • ​The REAL expectations our interviewer has for our code optimization (I bet they’re not at all what you expect)
  • Determining whether our code can be improved using the “best conceivable runtime”
  • ​How to optimize any code quickly using the BUD system
Week 4 - Tackling Hard Problems
In Week 4, we’ll tackle the bane of every software developer’s existence: Hard problems.

There are some problems that are just brutally difficult. But having a strategy to tackle these problems is one of the best ways to differentiate yourself from the millions of other software developers out there.

The good news is, these problems are solvable. With the right strategy, they don’t even have to be that difficult.

In this module, you will learn:
  • The 3 “Hail Mary” strategies to use when you’re really stuck
  • ​How to avoid your mind going blank when facing a hard problem
  • ​Why modularizing is critical to your interview success
  • ​What most hard interview questions have in common, and how to handle them easily
Week 5 - Confident, Peak Performance on Interview Day
In Week 5, we’re going to tie together everything that we’ve learned thus far in the course.

At this point you know how to find a solution to any problem using your step by step framework. You’ve learned how to optimize this code to get the best possible solution.

Now we’re going to make sure that when you get into your interview, you can actually execute. We’ll kick those nerves to the curb and make sure that you know exactly how to behave every step of the way.

In this module, you will:
  • Complete your ultimate interview system so that you can walk into any interview with confidence
  • ​Learn how to ensure that you’re able to execute, even under pressure
  • ​Develop the true confidence of a great interviewee and put your interviewer immediately at ease
  • ​Create your foolproof pre-interview and post-interview plan so that you know what to do every step of the way
Week 6 - Preparing for Your Next Interview in Half the Time
In this final week of the course, you will learn the next steps that you can take to go beyond average interviewer to achieve true mastery.

In this module, you will learn:
  • Why most studying that you do is totally ineffective and how to study differently
  • ​How to learn twice as much in half the time
  • ​Why “illusions of competence” screw over so many people and the exact strategy you can use to make sure you really know what you think you know
Your 6 Weeks to Interview Ready Workbook
On top of the weekly lessons, the daily exercises are key to the course. In fact, I believe the workbook is the single most important component of the course.

Most interview prep materials just throw information at you and expect you to learn everything on your own. The problem is that no matter how great the material, this is a rather daunting task.

That’s why in 6 Weeks to Interview Ready, I’ve created step-by-step daily exercises to help you easily develop all the skills that you will need for the course.

Each week, you will get access to that week’s lessons along with a PDF workbook containing exercises for each day. You can expect about 30-60 minutes of work every day.

With this workbook, you no longer have to think about whether you’re studying the right things. You no longer have to worry about whether your prep is effective.

In fact, I’ve designed these exercises specifically to laser focus your practice on the areas you will need to know. Some days you may have practice problems. Some days you will have targeted exercises on using a specific problem solving or optimization technique.

Not only will the workbook reinforce your skills, but it will also expose you to many of the most common interview questions and patterns you can expect to see in your interview. 

As you work through the exercises, you will improve your problem solving skills while also solving more than 30 different interview questions. I believe that interviewing should fit into your daily routine and this workbook is explicitly designed to give you the most progress for your limited time.
Your Interview Prep Tracker
When most people study for their interviews, they just solve random problems. Maybe for the most intense amongst us, they keep track of the problems they’ve solved in some way.

But there’s so much more we could all be doing. After all, if we can properly track our progress, then we know precisely where we need to improve.

As I was creating this course and looking out there, I realized that there simply wasn’t a tool that could accomplish this effectively. There was no way to track your progress without spending a ton of time doing it manually.

So I decided to create such a tool.

That’s why I’m so excited to be able to include the Interview Prep Tracker in this course. With this customized spreadsheet, it becomes trivial for you to track all of the time that you are devoting to interview prep. Just fill in a few pieces of basic info and the spreadsheet does the rest.

Curious what topics you struggle with the most? There’s a chart for that.

Not sure whether you’ve seen a problem before? Now you have a clear record.

Need to see your progress at a glance? The spreadsheet is color coded so you can immediately know whether you’re ready for your interview.

Plus, because I want to remove every obstacle standing between you and your dream job, I've decided to include 3 killer bonuses to ensure your success:
Bonus #1 ($597 Value)

Private Facebook Community & Live Q&A
Have you ever had this experience:

You're working on some code and something's not working. You debug and debug for hours. Hours turn into days. Days turn into weeks.

Okay maybe I'm exaggerating a little but you debug forever and then eventually someone walks by your desk and asks what you're working on.

You tell them about all the pain of debugging and they say:

“Did you try X?”

Nope. You didn't try that. And in 2 seconds, the bug is fixed.

We all know how valuable this kind of external feedback can be while coding, but when is the last time you asked anyone to help you debug your interview prep.

That's why I've decided to support you through the entire course AND the subsequent interview process. I've invested thousands of dollars in creating the best possible community to support you as you go through this course.
  • Supportive community? Check.
  • ​Inspiration and learning from others' experience? Check.
  • Weekly Q&A with me? Double check.
With the Facebook community, combined with weekly Q&A calls with me for you to ask any questions you might have, we'll be able to bug-fix everything in your interview prep.

Stuck on a problem? There's someone in the community who knows how to solve it.

Looking to do a mock interview? You're not the only one. One quick post and you can find a mock interview buddy.

Finally landed that job offer? Share your win and bask in the glory!
Bonus #2 ($297 Value)

Technical Quickstart Guides
6 Weeks to Interview Ready is NOT a course on data structures and algorithms. In fact, a solid grasp of these topics is a prerequisite for the course.

But let’s be honest. For most of us, even if we studied CS as an undergrad, it’s been a minute since we’ve worked with Trees, Binary Search, or any of these fundamental data structures and algorithms.

That’s why we’ve included Quickstart Guides on all of the major DS & Algos topics that you need to know for your interview to help you refresh your skills and get back up to speed FAST.

Included Quickstart Guides:
  • Data Structures and Algorithms Overview
  • ​Strings and Arrays Overview
  • Trees Overview
  • Graphs Overview
  • Recursion Overview
  • ​Bit Manipulation Overview
  • ​Linked List Overview
  • ​Sorting and Searching Overview
In each of these workbooks, I’ve distilled the topic down so that you can get back up to speed in 5 days or less.

While these may not be sufficient if you don’t have existing familiarity with the topic, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know for your interview and get daily exercises to help you get back up to speed as fast as possible.
Bonus #3 ($97 Value)

Mock Interview Recordings
Watch recordings of real mock interviews that I conducted with 6 Weeks to Interview Ready students. As you watch these, I recommend trying to work through the problems on your own as well.
Bonus #4 ($197 Value)

Deep Dive Masterclasses
Access 2 exclusive masterclasses. In Supercharge Your Studying, learn to study 10x more effectively. In Big Oh Masterclass, we’ll dive deep into Big Oh notation so that you can find the precise time complexity of any problem never get stuck in your interview.
Bonus #5 ($97 Value)

3 Expert
Learn interviewing tips and tricks from Interview Cake’s Parker Phinney. Discover a 5 step process to get into any company for an interview with Matt Du Pont. Find out how salary negotiation has changed (and what is the same) with Josh Doody.
Bonus #6 ($197 Value)

7 Day Dev Career Accelerator
Are you struggling to get your foot in the door at companies? Wonder why no one ever emails you back?

Well let me tell you a secret: It’s not because you need to tweak your resume 1% more. Trust me.

One thing that I’ve heard from 6 Weeks to Interview Ready students in the past is some variant of “I’m ready for the interviews but I just don’t have any interviews lined up yet. Can you give me a referral?”

In the past, there hasn’t been much I could do. Me directly giving referrals would be a total conflict of interest. But I wanted to come up with a way that I could help.

And that’s why I put together the 7 Day Dev Career Accelerator.

This rapid-fire mini-course will take you through 7 laser-focused days of refining your resume, developing your job pipeline, reaching out to companies, and ultimately giving you the kick in the butt you need to progress through your job search.

Here’s the exact 7 day process:

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[Day 6] Starting Your Interview Prep Journey
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Plus, we’ve included an entire set of resume and email templates so that you have exactly what you need to start interviewing at any of the top companies.
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I have spent years developing this material and had dozens and dozens of students land top-tier jobs (yes, including FAANG) using these interview strategies. I know this tested methodology works. 

However, if you work through the course material and don't see positive results, just email us your completed workbooks for the first 3 weeks of the course and we will refund your money 100%.

Are you ready to master the coding interview today?

I’ve bought other courses before and not seen results. 
How do I know that this will be different?
You know what I hate? When people just throw something together and sell it to you without ever testing if it even works in the first place.

That’s totally not cool.

And yet I see this all the time when looking at interview prep materials. People put information out there, both free and paid, that they haven’t actually tested. You don’t know whether you’re getting gold or absolute crap.

That’s why at Byte by Byte, we test all of our courses extensively with hundreds of students. 

In fact, here is the rigorous testing process we used:
Step 1: Beta test before first launch
I created the course after 4+ years of working with hundreds of students to nail their coding interviews. My team and I spend months developing this concept in the beginning of 2019, I tested all of the material with more than 33 beta students. (Since then, we had more than 500 students go through the system.) 

I worked through the content with them, refined it, and that’s what I’m sharing with you today.

As we went through the beta testing, I was amazed by the results. People made so much progress in such a short amount of time. Here’s what some of them had to say.

Sreeni participated in this course while working a full time job. He was struggling to figure out how to work through problems in a consistent way. He also didn’t have a ton of time, so he was very appreciative of the explicitly structured modules:
"The best thing for me is during the course when I was working out problems, it came to my mind that I should always start working on brute force solution to any problem and use it build. I have heard it from your blog but when I was actually going through problems and recursion course problems, it clearly became important technique. When I reviewed your knapsack problem, and started to understand every step, I really understood why we need to approach the problem in a systematic manner.

"I have come to understand lot of problems from different topics and because of this course I was able to spend time during the week days. As I work full time, it very difficult to spend time on preparing for interview and to use the few hours I have per week, it has to be planned out and you have helped me there. I am beginning to approach solving problems in a systematic way, I learned this also during the course."

– Sreeni B.
Garima found particular value in having a structured framework to approach the problems and being able to track her progress explicitly so that she could tell what her weaknesses were:
"Problem solving framework was helpful to tackle problem in a systematic way. Even when I did not solve problems completely, following the framework helped me gain confidence while tackling the problems. 

"Study tracker is helpful to track my own progress. It also helped me track my weak areas and work on it directly instead of me dwelling into easier concepts."

– Garima D.
Sujana had joined a lot of courses before this one and was a little worried that it might be just like all the others. However, she found that the structure and strategy within the course allowed her to get great results even where she had struggled in the past.
I was really concerned if I will THE Strategy in this course to solve the problems and face my interviews confidently. Because, I bought several courses online and some were useful while others taught stuff that was freely available. I wanted this course to be the one that can help me work on my problem solving skills.

Don't take this course if you trying to learn Data Structures & Algorithms. But do take this course if you would like to learn how to stay motivated, identify your strengths/weaknesses and find THE framework to structure your time while solving problems.

– Sujana O.
And these are just a few examples. Suffice to say, I was convinced that this material WORKS.
Step 2: Iterate after each launch/cohort
Yes, this is the MOST EXPENSIVE coding interview course out there, and that is exactly why you know we can keep the advice up-to-date. We have the resources to invest in continuous iteration that none of our competitors do.

I am committed to keeping 6WIR the world’s #1 prep course to nail the coding interview. Here is how we walk that talk: 

First, we keep tabs on what is actually happening in FAANG interviews. 

Because I personally conduct weekly Q&A calls with all of our 6WIR students and jump into the course Facebook group on a daily basis, I always have an ear to the ground when it comes to exactly what our students are experiencing right now.

If a company changes its hiring practices, we can update the course to match. 

When you invest in 6WIR, you have peace of mind that you’re learning how to ace the coding interview as it is conducted today, not how it was conducted 5 years ago.

Second, we track each student’s progress:
  • We collect detailed info from every student on exactly why they signed up for the course that allows us to ensure that we are always adapting the course to any changing needs (for example, we recently added a workshop on remote interviewing to address the changing interview environment)
  • ​In the Facebook group, I’m able to directly communicate with every student and provide any feedback necessary during our weekly Q&A calls
  • ​If a student ever asks for a refund (we work really hard, but acknowledge this course isn’t right for everyone), our support team digs deep with them to understand exactly what went wrong and how we can make changes to provide an even better experience for students in the future
  • ​I personally check in with each student via email once they’ve had time to go through the course to see how their job search is going and offer guidance whenever anyone is stuck
Here are some real world examples of these check-ins:
Another check-in:
When we see a pattern emerging we improve the course content to address that. 

For example, if one student is doing disproportionately well in their interviews, we find out what they are doing differently and bake that into our recommended best practices. 

Another example: If we see multiple students struggling with the same lesson or raising similar questions in the weekly Q&As, we immediately update the material to address that. For instance, we recently added a full workshop on how to tailor your interview prep to remote interviewing.  

We have over 1200 students as of July 2020, and each launch adds about another 100 students. Continually and relentlessly tracking this many students helps us spot these patterns.

Third, after each launch we do a post-mortem and identify what we can do better.

For example:

We beta tested in April 2019, which led to these changes before the initial launch: 
  • Took all the student feedback and rebuilt the entire curriculum around it
  • ​Completely re-recorded everything to answer questions people had during the beta, and break the content into chunks that were easier to consume
  • ​Updated the workbook, adding over 20 targeted exercises to address the problem areas for our students
We launched 6WIR for the 1st time in July 2019. Based on that cohort’s progress we implemented these changes before the 2nd launch:
  • Hired someone to create Python solutions in addition to the Java solutions for all the exercises (all the solutions are now multilingual) 
  • ​Added topic-specific workbooks so students could zero in and build on their weak areas 
  • ​Added video solutions for all 47 practice problems in the workbook (think: “whiteboard walkthroughs”)
  • ​Hired a project manager to help Sam focus his efforts on teaching and to help him manage the growing team
We launched 6WIR for the 2nd time in September 2019. Based on that cohort’s progress we implemented these changes before the 3rd launch:
  • Hired a researcher to dig deeper into the gaps our students found in other interview resources. We then developed frameworks to plug those gaps and give our students a complete solution they can’t find anywhere else 
  • ​Added an exclusive Facebook group and Q&A calls to support each student individually and make sure they weren’t getting stuck and making consistent progress 
  • ​Added the Fearless Salary Negotiation Crash Course as a bonus to make sure that our students get the bests offers possible once they pass their interview (We license this and pay $75 per student just to able to provide you the best resource on salary negotiation) 
  • ​Hired a lawyer and copywriting specialist to review our promotional material to make sure everyone understands whether the course is right for them, and keep you from wasting your time and money if this course isn’t a right fit 
We launched 6WIR for the 3rd time in February 2020. Based on that cohort’s progress we implemented these changes before the 4th launch in July 2020:
  • Added an interview with a salary negotiation expert. We talk about why it’s more important now than ever to negotiate your salary and how exactly to do it in this uncertain economic climate where companies are slowing down hiring 
  • ​Because with more and more companies eschewing on-site interviews, remote interviewing is here to stay, so we added an expert interview with a media strategist where we discussed how to stand out in remote interviews. 
  • ​Added recordings of mock interviews Sam conducted so you can see the mistakes people make and learn the course-corrections I recommend to avoid them
  • ​Partnered with and negotiated an exclusive discount on mock interviews for our students 
  • ​Added a new training/webinar on how to recognize graph problems in 15 seconds so you don’t waste time trying to solve them using linked lists, heaps, hash tables etc (and look clueless to your interviewer!)
THIS is why I can confidently say that 6 Weeks to Interview Ready is the best course in the world to nail your coding interview. 

THIS is why I can offer that bullet-proof money-back guarantee. 
Still not sure if 6 Weeks to Interview Ready will work for you? 
Check out our students’ results
I get it. Interviewing can feel like this insurmountable hurdle. It feels like a never ending struggle.

But here's the thing…

Our successful students aren’t special. 

They don’t have genius IQs, 12 hours per day to study, ins at FAANG companies, or 20 open source projects. 

They just worked hard and used a proven, step-by-step system to nail their interviews.

And they've gotten offers at tons of great companies:
"I got an offer from Amazon"
"I got an offer from Facebook London"
"I just landed my first huge Machine Learning Engineer job"
"I cracked the Adobe interview and joining them soon as the Team lead"
"I got an offer from for an Applied Scientist role from Oracle"
"I passed the [Google hiring] committee as well"
"I got a full-time offer from Microsoft"
"I got an offer from Samsung SmartThings"
– Ashwin R.
"I have gained much more confidence"
“This year ever since I have started the course, I have noticed one thing. That I have gained much confidence than I used to have. 

So when I go to Leetcode, I have started applying the frameworks, especially finding the brute force solution, and I have really noticed some changes when it comes to the problem solving approaches and my confidence level."

– Nigalanshu S.
"Even though I haven’t finished the course yet, I already passed 2 interviews. My background is in C++ and I was able to get an offer for a Java Developer position."
"I work full time. 6WIR helped me [optimize] the few hours I have per week"
“As I work full time, it very difficult to spend time on preparing for interview and to use the few hours I have per week, it has to be planned out and you have helped me there.”

– Sreeni B.
"Problem-solving framework helped me tackle problems in a systematic way"
“Problem solving framework was helpful to tackle problem in a systematic way. Even when I did not solve problems completely, following the framework helped me gain confidence while tackling the problems.“

– Garima D.
"Problem-solving framework helped me tackle problems in a systematic way"
"I’m so glad I signed up!"
"I've finished almost all the material on the 6 weeks course and halfway done with recursion and dynamic programming courses. Thank you again for the fantastic resources. I'm so glad I signed up!”

– Sherri A.
"I have improved a lot since I started. I am confident that this is my year!"
“Hi Sam, thanks for reaching out. 

I just participated in a couple of mock interviews last week additional to the one I participated with you for the program, in general I think it went well, I wasn’t that nervous and I could remain calm for most of the time of the interview, even when I was totally stuck in the problem.

Another thing I saw is, that I have been improving on the way I structure my solution and thoughts to get to the answer. I need to keep working in that. (...)

All in all, I consider I have improved a lot since I started, still a lot of work to do but I am confident that I am making progress and that this is my year."

– A. Alfonso V.
"I got an offer from Amazon as Sr. SDE and Microsoft 64. Also have a Google onsite coming up."
"I was desperate to sharpen my coding interviewing skills. Your program helped me develop a fool-proof approach"
“(...) I joined your program because I was desperate to sharpen my coding interviewing skills - something I have struggled with for years since I do not have a CS degree. I completed all the 6 modules, albeit with a 2-week delay. Your program has helped me develop a fool-proof approach that I can apply to coding interviews of any difficulty.

1 thing I find most challenging is consistently allocating 30 minutes every day to coding. I allocate a few hours on weekends to make up for not studying for 2-3 weekdays. But I have gotten better at it since I started the program thanks to your advice on time management. (...)”

– Arya R.
"I officially received my offer today"
"Even though I have gone through a few modules, I can feel the difference"
Just imagine. In 6 weeks, this could be you!

But only if you get started today.
Is 6 Weeks to Interview Ready right for you?
Simply put, this program is not for everyone. I want to make sure that before you join, you know for certain that you will get the most out of this course.

This program is right for you if:
  • You’re a strong engineer who deserves a great job but just can’t seem to crack the interview
  • ​You don’t have a lot of time to plan what to study every day and want a step by step system
  • ​You’re willing to put in the work as long as you know you’re focusing on the right things and will see results
  • ​You constantly struggle with nerves in your interview and just want to be able to go in confidently and not have your mind go completely blank
  • ​You’ve studied the fundamentals of Computer Science before, even if you’re pretty rusty
  • ​You’re planning to interview at companies that evaluate candidates with Google-style whiteboard interviews
However, as I said this course isn’t right for everyone.

This program is NOT right for you if:
  • You’re not willing to put in the work. I’ll show you how to make the most of your time, but I can’t do the interview for you.
  • You’ve never studied computer science before. I’ll give a refresher in the course, but we’re going to focus mostly on strategy to help you demonstrate your existing abilities.
  • ​You’re struggling to land an interview. In this course, we’re going to focus on what to do once you’ve scheduled your interview.
  • ​You’re interviewing at small startups and non-tech companies. This style of interviewing is primarily relevant to larger tech companies and startups.
  • ​Your interview is next week. (One week is just not enough to go through the course. At the very least you should have 3-4 weeks. Ideally: 6 weeks.) 
This program is ALSO not right for you if:
  • You think the solution is to just grind for it, and you want lots of brand new questions you’ve never seen before.

    (We give you a framework and we show you how to solve the problems using that framework. Then we give you targeted questions to help you internalize its problem-solving logic, so you can tackle anything the interviewer throws at you - even if you’ve never seen it before.)
  • You expect some sort of magic bullet. “I’m going to go through this in one weekend, learn Sam’s “secret”, and then I’m going to be able to magically solve every problem.”

    (There is no secret, I’m just going to teach you how to be effective and how to put the work in the right places. Yes, you CAN use the framework to solve any problem, but you do need to practice using it effectively. 30 minutes a day for 6 weeks. It’s not easy, and you need to work at it. That’s why it’s a 6 week course and not just a pdf with “here is the framework”. It’s a skill you develop - not “I teach you the framework and in one weekend you suddenly become a savant at solving coding interview questions”.) 
  • ​You have been spending 8 hours a day for months and months to prep and you’re now looking for that 1% edge. You can already solve 99 out of every 100 “hard” problems on Leetcode.

    (The point of this course is to give you the 80% you need to ace the interview, and do so in 20% the time it would otherwise take you. The point isn’t to give you that remaining tiny little 1% that takes months to master, and doesn’t actually affect your chances of landing the job.) 
Follow the flowchart to determine if 6WIR is right for you (click for full size)
Look, I want to be upfront with you. This program IS the world’s best course to ace the coding interview - but ONLY IF you are the right fit for it. If you’re ready to commit and put in the effort, I guarantee that you’ll see amazing results from this course and I hope to see you inside.
Here Is How 6 Weeks to Interview Ready Is Different From Other Interview Prep Resources
Look, I want to be upfront with you. This program IS the world’s best course to ace the coding interview - but ONLY IF you are the right fit for it. If you’re ready to commit and put in the effort, I guarantee that you’ll see amazing results from this course and I hope to see you inside.
Option #1: You could spend $100k to get a Masters degree / PhD in Computer Science
And still fail all your coding interviews.

First, just because you have the degree, it doesn’t make you any better at coding.

It just gives you the credentials to land the interview. People often do a Masters or PhD when they don’t have a CS undergrad. They use the Masters as a way to gain that qualification. 

From a resume perspective, that might be effective; but from an actual coding perspective, a Masters or PhD doesn’t have much to do with coding at all. It’s all about high-level mathematical theory - and it’s not even the kind of theory you need to know for your interview. A lot of times I see Masters students who just cannot write the code. They get into the interview and they are not prepared to code up a solution at all. 

Second, just because you have the degree, it doesn’t make you any better at interviewing. It doesn’t give you an actual process to keep from getting stuck in your interview.

I can’t tell you how many higher-degree holders I’ve interviewed who couldn’t even solve the simplest of interview questions. They could tell me all about their computability research, but I wasn’t asking them to build a Turing machine. I just wanted them to reverse a linked list.

The problem is, they didn’t have a systematic way to solve a problem like this. It’s not hard but you wouldn’t know to do that unless you’re actually prepared for your coding interviews specifically- which a PhD won’t help you do.

Third, the industry changes so quickly that any languages or frameworks you learn in the PhD might become obsolete by the time you interview in 2-3 years. 

That’s why Princeton, for example, specifically says that the goal of the degree is learning how to acquire these skills rather than teaching you any specific technology. They train you in the fundamentals and CS theory, not in “I need to sit down and write some production-quality code that actually does something.” 

… which is ironically the very thing your interviewer needs to see to hire you.
Option #2: You could spend thousands of dollars hiring senior engineers to do mock interviews
Doing mock interviews isn’t bad if you’re looking to evaluate where you’re at. 

It tells you “You did well on this; you didn’t do well on this” in one particular context, and then it also gives you some practice actually going through the motions of doing an interview.

But a mock interview is not going to help you learn how to solve problems more effectively. It’s not going to help you learn what are your recurring mistakes so that you can improve over time. 

First, the person interviewing you is not necessarily a trained interview coach. 

While they are good at evaluating someone's ability to interview, that doesn’t mean they can give you advice for how to improve. They’ll give you feedback on your interview, then it’s your responsibility to actually take that feedback and figure out what to do with it. And it can be very difficult to actually figure out how to do something meaningful with that feedback. 

Further, you only receive feedback at the end of the interview. They won’t stop and help you make course corrections as you go, which would allow you to understand in the moment what you’re doing wrong and get that feeling under your belt of what it feels like to do things correctly. 

To give you an example, some people start coding right at the beginning of the interview. They sit down, they hear the problem, and they immediately write some code. And that’s a terrible way to approach things because that makes it much much harder to really conceptualize the problem. 

A trained interview coach would stop you and correct it. The Google engineer conducting your mock interview won’t. 

That’s why in 6WIR we focus on actually improving your coding interview process. In Module 2, I’ll give you my step-by-step problem solving framework that applies in every interview you will do. In Module 5, I’ll give you specific strategies for dealing with your interviewer and actually asking the right question. And after all that, you can check out one of the bonuses where I give you recordings of actual mock interviews.

Second, you’re usually only doing one interview with these people. 

They’re not seeing you over time and so they can’t evaluate whether the prep you’re doing is helping you improve, and if so how efficiently. 

To get around this, you’d need to do at least 3 or 4 mock interviews with the same engineer, and the cost of that adds up really quickly.

Third, mock interviews are less effective and more time consuming than targeted daily exercises. It’s like learning to play a song by just playing through the entire song over and over versus slowing down and focussing on the hard parts. Yes, if you do enough mock interviews eventually you’ll get good just by rote repetition. But that could take 6 months and this course will take 6 weeks. 

In short, mock interviews are useful but not sufficient as a standalone tool. 

They give you a snapshot, but not necessarily a direction or path for improvement. Just a true/false value for “did I pass this particular interview?”

That said, we understand that mock interviews are a valuable addition to the interview prep process, and while we don’t include mock interviews in the course, we’ve partnered with to offer you a special deal on the mock interviews they conduct. This is an exclusive discount that is only available to 6WIR students. 
Option #3: You could spend $5,000 to hire a generalist interview coach 
And still not get any better at coding interviews.

Generic services like resume writing and interview coaching that are not really relevant to software engineering specifically. 

Yes, you’ll have a killer resume, you’ll be able to build rapport with your interviewer, and you’ll have great answers to “Tell us about yourself” questions. 

Those are important, but that’s not what engineers struggle with in the coding interview. 
It’s such a unique process that you want someone with directly relevant experience, and not someone with just general expertise. 

Think of a swimmer aiming for an Olympic medal:

You wouldn’t spend all your time in the gym to improve your general fitness, and never do any laps in the pool. At the end of the day, it’s your actual swimming/coding that wins you the gold medal.

That’s why Michael Phelps hired Bob Bowman, a swimming coach, to help him set 39 world records at the Olympics, and not a personal trainer from his local gym.
Option #4: You could spend months to go through other books, courses, and websites on every interview topic
What about other courses out there? Can’t you just buy a cheaper course on Udemy for $10 each? You could. The big difference is: 

6 Weeks to Interview Ready is not just about information. Now I can already hear you saying “What are you talking about? Why are you selling a course without any information?” Hear me out.

While lots of other courses have information, they just leave it at that. They dump a whole bunch of info on you without actually giving you any sort of game plan. They tell you "you need to know X" or "don’t forget to study Y", but don’t give you any way to actually learn that. I used to try this with my coaching clients and I can tell you for a fact that it DOESN’T WORK.

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed in your interview prep, that’s not because you don’t have enough information... it’s because you have WAY too much.

6 Weeks to Interview Ready does contain all the information you need, but more than that, we’ve designed a step-by-step plan to help you actually assimilate that information and develop the skills you need to actually succeed in your interviews. And because we cut out all the irrelevant crap, you can complete the coursework in just 60 minutes each day.
Option #5: You could spend 1000+ hours grinding Leetcode and memorizing solutions
But never encounter a similar problem in your interviews.

All those hours are now wasted. Worse… you’re stuck with a problem you haven’t memorized before and you don’t even know where to start solving it. 

Consider the disadvantages of grinding Leetcode:

1) It’s time consuming. 

2) You go through the problems, and then you feel like you’re not actually making any progress. “I’ve studied this problem, and then next week I see the same problem again and I don’t remember how to solve it.” 

3) You’re never learning how to solve problems you’ve not seen before, so you’re always beholden to how many solutions you can memorize. 

4) It’s just overwhelming/insurmountable. Leetcode has over 1000+ problems and they constantly add new problems. It leads to this endless pursuit of learning how to solve more and more problems. There is no end to it.

Funny story:

I remember this random person posting a screenshot on Facebook. 

They had solved EVERY problem on Leetcode, and it said “949/949 problems solved”. 
Then I went on Leetcode and... 

“Oh, now there are 1506 problems.” (plus by the time you’re reading this, there are probably even more)
So even though this person “accomplished” this major feat, it still was not good enough.

5) Post-Traumatic Leetcode Disorder. Grinding Leetcode leads to burnout. It makes you so exhausted that by the time you get to your interview you are already fried. So you perform at reduced capacity on the big day. 

Acing the Google interview is not about memorizing the solution. It’s about finding the solution and learning the processes for doing that. 


So yes, you have these 6 options. But honestly? 

They come with hefty opportunity costs. They cost you the chance to work at your dream job. They cost you time, money and HOPE!

And who wants that? Exactly. No one. 

With 6 Weeks to Interview Ready you are not only avoiding all these unnecessary and expensive non-options, but also giving yourself the best chance to ace your coding interview.

This is THE ONLY program that teaches you everything you need to nail your interview and show your interviewer exactly what they want to see to hire you.
Frequently Asked Questions
This course is a big investment. There’s no way around it. You’re putting in a lot of time and money when you join and I want to make sure that you have all the information that you need to make the best decision possible.

I’ve covered many of the most common questions here. If you have any remaining questions, you can go ahead and pop them in the chat box (look in the bottom right corner of the screen) or shoot us an email at 
Prerequisites: Required skills/education 
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
This course is designed to give you everything that you need to prepare for your interviews. However, there is a certain amount of background knowledge that you will need to get the most out of this content.

At the end of the day, interview strategy is not about tricking your way into a job that you don’t qualify for. Rather, it’s about demonstrating your skills as effectively as possible.

Therefore, if you don’t already have a strong coding background, this course may not be right for you. You shouldn’t join this course if you aren’t a strong programmer.

We will also be focusing on strategy more than specific technical topics. If you’ve never studied the fundamentals of computer science (think Trees, Graphs, Linked Lists, etc), you may want to spend time learning these topics first.
Is this relevant in my country/at X company?
This course is designed first and foremost for those looking to interview at top tech companies in the United States. Specifically, companies that conduct Google-style whiteboard interviews.

That being said, the material will be relevant to any company anywhere in the world as long as they conduct these sorts of interviews. 

If you’re unsure what to expect from your interview, I recommend emailing the recruiter and asking. Just ask them if you can expect to do any whiteboard interviews and they should be happy to tell you what you need to prepare for.
I program in language X. Will this work for me? / What programming language is the course content in? 
In this course, most of the material is not language-specific. This stuff will apply no matter what programming language you are using for your interview.

In the classes, I do occasionally refer to code. In these cases, I use Java. However, you don’t have to be super familiar with Java to understand what is going on because I explain all of the code thoroughly.

Finally, with the workbooks, we currently have all of the solutions available in both Java and Python. 
Is a CS degree a prerequisite for the course?
While not a prerequisite, we do assume in the course that you are a strong programmer and have good CS fundamentals. 

Think about it this way:

1. If you’ve never heard of a Hash Table or a Directed Graph before (or have no idea what they are), then this course is probably too advanced for you.

2. If you’ve studied these topics but are rusty and don’t totally remember the details, we’ve provided some helpful resources to get you back up to speed quickly.

3. And if you know them like the back of your hand, then this course will be great for giving you a strategy to apply these skills to your actual interviews.
Will this course work for recent college grads with intro level skills in data science and computer science?
Yep as long as you have good programming skills and know the fundamentals of Data Structures and Algorithms, this course will be a good fit.

If you’re preparing for any technical coding interviews, having a cohesive strategy is critically important, and nailing these interviews matters more than ever when you don’t have a killer resume to fall back on. This course will help you learn to nail these interviews.
Will this course work for engineers with 15+ years of experience?
Absolutely. We’ve had many engineers succeed with this course who were 10 years or more into their career.

Because the interview process is so different from your day-to-day job, even more senior engineers should seriously consider targeted interview prep. This course will show you the exact step-by-step to prepare for any technical interview.

While you may expect more leadership and System Design interviews as a senior engineer (not covered in this course), everything ultimately falls back on technical skills. No matter what your level, if you can’t demonstrate your technical skills in the interview, you won’t get the job.

This course will show you exactly how to demonstrate those skills effectively.
I need to work on my technical skills. Is this course a good fit for me?
If you need to work on your technical skills, this course probably isn’t a good fit for you right now. I’d highly recommend working on some side projects and developing your technical skills first, then returning to this when you are more prepared.

For Data Structures and Algorithms specifically, I recommend Princeton’s COS 226 course (all videos can be found on Youtube).
How much does not graduating from a prestigious university in CS like Princeton University affect your chances at FAANG companies? 
Having a good name on your resume is helpful for getting your foot in the door, but once you're in, it's all about how you interview. At the end of the day, no one cares about your resume as long as you demonstrate that you have the technical skills they’re looking for.
Course Details
How do I access the course content? (Plus: course schedule)
To make things really easy to access, all of the content of this course is prerecorded and available through the Byte by Byte courses portal. You will also get access to audio versions and transcripts of all the videos as well as a downloadable PDF of the slides.

Because it is critical that you take the time to work through the course and consume it in a specific order, you won’t get access to all of the modules at once. The modules will unlock each week as you progress through the course.

I want to make sure that you can get the full benefit from each module and this schedule ensures that you are able to implement each module in its entirety before moving on to the next.

Release schedule:

Today (Day 0): You enroll in 6WIR and get immediate access to Module 0 (Welcome Module) of the course as well as all the bonus material and Facebook group. You can get started immediately going through the Technical Quickstart Guides and Bonus videos

Today (Day 0): Module 1 (Your Bulletproof Interview Prep Plan) unlocked.

Day 7: Module 2 (Your Problem Solving Framework) unlocked.

Day 14: Module 3 (Optimizing Any Code) unlocked.

Day 21: Module 4 (Tackling Hard Problems) unlocked.

Day 28: Module 5 (Confident, Peak Performance on Interview Day) unlocked.

Day 35: Module 6 (Preparing for Your Next Interview in Half the Time) unlocked.
Today (Day 0)

Today (Day 0)

Day 7

Day 14

Day 21

Day 28

Day 35

You enroll in 6WIR and get immediate access to Module 0 (Welcome Module) of the course as well as all the bonus material and Facebook group. You can get started immediately going through the Technical Quickstart Guides and Bonus videos

Module 1 (Your Bulletproof Interview Prep Plan) unlocked.

Module 2 (Your Problem Solving Framework) unlocked.

Module 3 (Optimizing Any Code) unlocked.

Module 4 (Tackling Hard Problems) unlocked.

Module 5 (Confident, Peak Performance on Interview Day) unlocked.

Module 6 (Preparing for Your Next Interview in Half the Time) unlocked.

Does the course expire after 6 weeks? Do we have lifetime access to it?
When you sign up for the course, you get lifetime access to all of the materials. That means that if you ever do an interview in the future and want to come back and review the material, you will be able to.

You will also have access to any updates we make to the current course material.
How much time does the course take?
This course is designed to take approximately 30-60 minutes per day for 6 weeks. We’ve worked incredibly hard to create a course that will work around your schedule, rather than throwing everything at you and leaving you totally overwhelmed.

However, there is also no requirement that you finish the course in 6 weeks. Many of our students decide to take it slower and if you are more beginner, some of the concepts may take a bit longer to assimilate.

6 weeks is simply a suggestion and since you have lifetime access to the course materials, you are welcome to go through at whatever pace works best for you.
My interview is coming up next week. Can you unlock all the modules for me when I sign up?
No, we cannot unlock the full course on Day 1. The content is designed to be consumed in a specific order, so you won’t get access to all of the modules at once. The modules will unlock each week as you progress through the course.(Please refer to the FAQ titled "How do I access the course content?" for the course schedule.) 

You shouldn’t sign up if you don’t have at least 3-4 weeks to prepare. One week is just not enough to go through the course material. With 3-4 weeks, you won’t be done with the course, but you will have made a lot of progress in that time. 

That said, the course IS designed to get you ready to ace your coding interview in 6 weeks. Ideally you should set aside 6 weeks to get the optimal results. 
Does the course include mock interviews or 1:1 coaching?
No, the course does not include mock interviews. However, we have partnered with to offer mock interviews with engineers at top tech companies for our 6WIR students. When you sign up for 6WIR, you’ll get access to a substantial discount on these mock interviews. (To be clear: We are not the ones conducting the interviews. We’re just using our sway in the market to get you the best rates on mock interviews.) 
Does this cover system design?
No, the course specifically focuses on whiteboard-style coding interviews. If you need specialized help with the system design interview, we have a separate course on that. Email us at and ask about “Coding Interview Mastery: System Design”.
Can I get a referral to a company? / Will you actually help me get an interview?
No, we won’t give you referrals but one of the bonuses you’ll receive if you enroll before the course closes is our 7 Day Dev Career Accelerator. In that bonus, we’ll show you specific strategies for creating a killer resume and LinkedIn and using that to land interviews at top companies.
Is there a way for me to ask questions if I get stuck going through the course?
I’ve tried really hard to answer all the questions in the course that I expect to come up. However, I totally understand that everyone’s situation is unique and I want to be available to you to answer any questions you might have.

That's why we will be doing weekly live Q&A sessions as you go through the course. Every week, you will have an opportunity to ask me any questions that come up for you as you're going through the course.

In addition, we have a supportive community that can help you figure out almost anything. Everyone has their own area of expertise, so by helping each other we can use our hive mind to make sure that no question goes unanswered.
What if I get behind on the course material? Is there a way that I can catch up?
The pace of the course is simply a recommendation. Everything is prerecorded and you have lifetime access so if you get behind, that's not a problem! 
Guarantee / Results
I’ve bought other courses before and not seen results. How do I know that this will be different?
There’s a really simple reason that most courses don’t work: They dump a whole bunch of info on you without actually giving you any sort of game plan.

They tell you "you need to know X" or "don’t forget to study Y", but don’t give you any way to actually learn that. I used to try this with my coaching clients and I can tell you for a fact that it DOESN’T WORK.

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed in your interview prep, that’s not because you don’t have enough information... it’s because you have WAY too much.

6 Weeks to Interview Ready does contain all the information you need, but more than that, we’ve designed a step-by-step plan to help you actually assimilate that information and develop the skills you need to actually succeed in your interviews. And because we cut out all the irrelevant crap, you can complete the coursework in just 60 minutes each day.

Is it really possible to be ready for an interview in only 6 weeks?
Of course how fast you get results depends on how much work you put in. 

However, we’ve designed this course to provide you with a step-by-step roadmap to be ready for your interview in just 6 weeks. In fact, we’ve had students nail their interviews before even completing the course!

If you are able to commit to 30-60 minutes per day for your interview prep, 6 weeks is 100% doable. In this course we’ve reduced everything down to focus on the most important things you need to know for your interview without all the fluff.

For those who are super rusty on DS & Algos, you may find that this course takes a little longer. You may want to break from the core curriculum to review some of these specific topics. However, we’ve provided you with specific resources to help you do exactly that so you will be able to get up to speed as quickly as possible.
How do I know that I will get results from this course?
We have RIGOROUSLY tested this course with hundreds of students and the results speak for themselves. This course is not just my opinion on what the “right” way to prepare for your interviews is. It’s actually a tested system that WORKS.

I guarantee that if you go through the course and put in the work, you will see results. This course isn’t easy, but it is designed to get you ready for your interviews as quickly as possible.

And as always, if for any reason you don’t like the course, just show us that you did the work within the first 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund.
What if the course doesn’t work for me and I waste my money?
Honestly, I have no interest in keeping your money if you’re not seeing results from the course. Point blank.

At the end of the day, we’ve tested this course with 500+ people and seen it work over and over again. I’m confident that you will love this material. I’ve seen it work with many students and I know that it will work for you too if you put in the work.

That said, we are offering a 30-day action-based refund guarantee to every student who signs up for this course. If you work through the material and don't see results, just send your completed workbooks from the first 3 weeks of the course to and one of our support staff members will get you refunded right away.
Is it a one-time payment?
For this course we offer 2 different payment options:

1. One installment of $1497. Once you’ve made the payment you have lifetime access to the course

2. Four monthly installments of $397. If you’d like a more affordable monthly option, you have the option to break the course fee into 4 installments. Since this is an installment plan and not a subscription, you will retain lifetime access once you’ve completed all 4 payments.
Can I get a discount?

At Byte by Byte, we stand by our products. I am confident that if you commit to the course, you will get 10x the value out of it that you paid for it.

Months and months of work go into developing every new product (learn more about our development process here). Not only that, but with this course, you could land a new job, get a $10k pay raise, and so much more. Basically, it’s worth the price.

However, to make the course a little more affordable, we do have payment plans available.

Here's how the payment plans work (it is NOT the same as a subscription):

1. We break the one time course fee into 4 monthly installments
2. You make the first payment today
3. Then for the next 3 months, you make a monthly payment
4. Once the payment plan ends, you own all the course material and have lifetime access to the content
Can I demo the course? Can I pay after I land the job?
Unfortunately, we do not currently have an option to demo the course. However you can check out my in-depth walkthrough here:
Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’re also protected by our 30-day action-based refund guarantee. If for whatever reason you’re unhappy with the course, just show us your work within the first 30 days and we’ll be happy to give you a refund.

We also do require that you pay upfront and cannot currently accept payment after you’ve landed a job.
Before you go, I want to tell you a quick story.

When I was in college studying computer science, as well as after I graduated and started my career as a software developer, there was a pervasive idea. I don’t think anyone said it outright, but it was definitely something I was led to believe: Software engineers do everything for themselves.

No one had to say it, but it was visible in the culture.

Oh you don’t need a book, just read the documentation and figure it out.

I wanted a tool to make such-and-such simpler so I just coded it up myself.


The implication is that software engineers don’t buy things. They don’t take shortcuts. The only way to succeed is the long way.

While I was researching this course, I came across a Reddit post whose comments perfectly reflected this idea. The OP was asking what he could do beyond simple practice to improve his recursion skills faster:
Well I’m here to tell you that there is a way. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from building this business, it’s that you can make exponentially more progress by investing in yourself.

Whether you read books, take courses, or find a coach, learning from someone who has done what you want to do is the best way to get ahead quickly. This is the greatest shortcut there is to success.

Your time is valuable. You could spend years learning how to interview if you really want, but that’s just not necessary. This course will teach you everything that I spent years learning in a fraction of the time, and give you a structured framework to get the most out of the time you have.

Ultimately, how much do you want the job? If you’re truly serious, then this is the best way to get there. You can try to learn interview skills on your own, but you will spend hours and may still not get to where you want to go. If you invest in yourself now, you will never have to worry again about failing an interview. You’ll quickly get to where you need to be and then you can go back to studying everything else.

Everyday you delay, you’re competing for jobs with people who are interviewing pros. Your dream job is out there and it’s yours to take.
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I have spent years developing this material and had dozens and dozens of students land FAANG jobs using these interview strategies. I know this tested methodology works. 

However, if you work through the course material and don't see positive results, just email us your completed workbooks for the first 3 weeks of the course and we will refund your money 100%.

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