So I got a large programming assignment (I was given a week for it) by a company I interviewed for. However, I had never used any of the technologies before and was unable to complete the assignment (or create anything even remotely close).
What is a good way that I can tell the hiring manager that I was unable to do this. I don't want to look too stupid but want to be honest (I have no hopes of getting this job and am okay with that).
The thing is that the person who introduced me does most of the interviews for the tech companies in the region (they are concentrated in this large accelerator for startups and he is the hiring manager). I don't want him to think that I am too stupid for other jobs which I am more famailiar with or that I don't have integrity.
What is the best way to navigate this situation? How should I word my email to him?