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Early Prep for a Solid Foundation

Invest months in acquiring knowledge, skills, and practical experience through activities like reading, hackathons, and mock interviews.

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Creative Assumption Definition

Understand system purpose and audience; system design interviews focus on collaborative, creative problem-solving rather than a fixed answer.

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Feature Identification with Creativity

Propose innovative improvements or combinations when designing existing services, showcasing problem-solving beyond replication.

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Define Scalability Parameters

Establish initial system scale collaboratively with the interviewer, considering read-to-write ratio, concurrent requests, and data limitations.

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Efficient Data Model Outline

Outline data processing concepts without diving into specific technologies, focusing on inputs, outputs, storage, and flow.

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Effective High-Level System Design

Present a visual high-level architecture within 15-20 minutes, starting from entry points to the database, embracing real-time iteration.

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Bottleneck Identification and Resolution

Thoroughly analyze potential bottlenecks, welcome input, and propose solutions for elimination through redesign or scaling.

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Subsystem Details Exploration (Optional)

Offer detailed explanations of subsystems based on strengths, acknowledging limitations and expressing a willingness to collaborate.

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Acknowledge System Design Trade-Offs

Highlight system trade-offs, emphasizing choices made to optimize performance and showcasing informed decision-making in design.

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