Daniel is a self taught software engineer who spent over two years studying for programming interviews. As the only person he knew studying, the process was lonely and often isolating when he had to skip out on social events and get up 3 hours before work to get his studying in. He often felt burnt out and would study consistently for two months before taking a month off. The process was long and grueling but eventually paid off when Daniel received offers from Facebook & Google.
At Facebook, Daniel frequently conducted technical interviews. As someone who went through the process himself, he was able to provided honest feedback to all of the interviewees to help them grow.
After a few years, Daniel left Facebook to go through Y Combinator and after a company pivot, Hackpack emerged. His goal was to create an environment where engineers could go through the programming interview process with everything he wished he had when he was studying. Hackpack was created to provide support and beat burnout during a time of stress.