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The Best Predictor of Future Behavior is Past Behavior

Studies show that behavioral interviewing is the technique that has the strongest correlation to hiring success. We'll introduce the concept as the beginning of a 3-part series on how behavioral interviewing is used at Credit Karma. In the article you can see the inspiration a guy like Dwight Schrute can bring to the interview process.

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The Meaning of Impact

As a programmer, I often over-quantified my own impact. I wanted opportunities where I could do big things. This desire for impact was a part of the reason why I headed down a management track. What I didn’t realize at the time is that individual contributors can have as much impact, or more, than any manager.

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Understanding Akka's Quarantine State

At Credit Karma, my team maintains a service powered by a multi node Akka cluster. Akka is a framework for building distributed, concurrent, and message-driven systems in Scala. It helps us easily scale our service, and gives us some resilience when problems inevitably happen in production. In this post, I’ll cover two problems - auto down and quarantine - and share our lessons learned.