45 min Interview over the phone. 5 minutes of introduction. 35 minutes of coding. 7-8 mins of questions

**Question 1:** https://leetcode.com/problems/valid-palindrome-ii/

I was able to solve this within 10 minutes.

**Question 2:** https://leetcode.com/problems/custom-sort-string/

This one took me a while. I first gave a brute force solution(n^2) then I had time so he asked me to improve it. I gave (n+m) solution later. It took me 20-25 mins in total to come up with both of these solutions.