One of the officers then presented him with a piece of paper and a pen and told to answer these two questions to prove he is actually a software engineer:
"Write a function to check if a Binary Search Tree is balanced."
"What is an abstract class, and why do you need it?" [...]
After spending about 10 minutes working on them, he handed in his answers only to be told they were wrong.
As time passed, he said that he expected to be sent home to Nigeria, only for the official to let him go.
"He said, 'Look, I am going to let you go, but you don't look convincing to me,'" Omin said. "I didn't say anything back. I just walked out."
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So they just have programming tests sitting around at random border checkpoints and airport terminals, and immigration agents are qualified to grade them?
If he had been a proctologist would they have bent over and demanded he give them an exam?
At least that would have been within the area of their expertise!
Passengers traveling to the United States are strongly advised to bring their own lube.
For a second I thought it was the interview question that caused the macports guy to go off.
Is it just me, or does that image look like one of R. Black's DNA flyers?
It's Shepard Fairey
CBP is actually recruiting for Google now
"...you don't look convincing to me."
What is a software engineer supposed to look like? Missing the pocket protector and horn rimmed glasses?
Blatant racial profiling.
Fuck that "write a function to balance a tree" bullshit question. I haven't had to write such a function in about 20 years.