Empathic Collaboration

Vertika Srivastava

My product-focused engineering team at Credit Karma works on a wide variety of projects: designing product experiences, building front-end features, spinning up back-end services and  analyzing data. We interact with a diverse set of people to get these things done. At one point, we might be asking for help from a platform engineer, and at […]

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Frequentist Stopping Rules

Robert Neal

Stopping rules are what make most frequentist (a.k.a. classical) statistical tests valid. Unsurprisingly, they tell you when to stop an experiment, and equally unsurprising, they are rules that must be followed in order to get statistically valid experiments from statistical tests that depend on them. However, despite stopping rules being critical to the interpretation of […]

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Making an Impact as an Intern: Building Web Push Notifications

Luba Kravchenko

When I started at Credit Karma, it was my first internship outside of Toronto. As a Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo, I have the opportunity to complete six internships; Credit Karma has been my third. So having done this two times before I had learned one very important thing: what you get […]

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Building Competing Models Using Apache Spark DataFrames

Abdulla Al-Qawasmeh

  Tech Talks: Building Competing Models Using Apache Spark DataFrames from Credit Karma on Vimeo. In this video, Abdulla Al-Qawasmeh, Engineering Manager, talks about the important role model calibration plays in the performance of Credit Karma’s recommendation system, and how to build predictive recommendation models using Apache Spark DataFrames.

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How Engineering Rotation Programs Can Help Teams Scale

Shawn Doria

Working at a fast growing company while tackling high visibility, cross-functional projects can be challenging to navigate as an engineer. Teams easily become siloed. Knowledge and expertise can be slow to spread among many groups. The rapid growth and blurring of interactions between tools and services drive us to collaborate more so we can innovate […]

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