In this episode, Pat and Michael walk through the full process of creating a new “free front-end” task. We look at how this type of task can allow us to jump right in and immediately ask the candidate something open-ended, like “design something pretty”. On the other hand, we see how simple it is to design a task that zooms in on specific skills and technologies, like “use the
styled-components library to make this React app look like the mockup image”. We also learn about some of the technical challenges the team has faced in implementing things like TypeScript transpilation, to give the candidate a more seamless experience!