How to Use a Proof of Concept to Win Over Skeptics

Sam Mirani

Some time ago, we held a coding event to show proof of concept for Prophecy, our new general prediction platform. Our legacy platform was outdated, running a minimum viable product that we endlessly hacked to scale. We knew machine learning could help our users get more tailored offers, recommendations to help them build their credit, […]

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Understanding Akka’s Quarantine State

Scott Livingston

Originally posted in Scott Livingston’s blog 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 […]

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The Meaning of Impact

Matt Greenberg

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. I felt like the opportunities for me were only available through the ownership that comes implicit in management. This was […]

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