Technical interviewing is hard. The Internet is full of stories on the sorry state of the technical interview process and how its difficult to properly evaluate a candidate through white-boarding, homework, or really anything else. Interviewing entry level engineers could be even more difficult because theoretically they lack a basic understanding of writing software.Last year, Clover engineering created its Associate program and had to figure out how to interview entry level engineers. Does it make sense to use the same interview process wed used for other engineers? How much would we have to lower the bar in order for us to effectively pull in candidates?Turns out, we didnt need to change the interview process, or lower the bar muchor at all.