July 11th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Hok

 

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Hi! Ready to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Last month, we introduced you to Henry, one of our business development analysts.

Today’s interview features Hok, one of our talented QA Engineers. Hok loves visiting national parks and is into camping and hiking. Also, unlike most of the engineers on the Credit Karma team, he apparently doesn’t get a Nerf gun in the hopes that others would not shoot an unarmed civilian (or… CKer). Eek! Sounds dangerous.

Want to learn more about Hok? Read on!

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Software Engineer in Test

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
Create test plans for automation, write, maintain, and execute automation scrips, and allocate resources to work on automation.

How long have you worked at CK?
7.5 months.

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
The work I do is directly exposed to managers/VP/Product to increase the communication in between, resulting in a much faster pace.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
Fruit Snacks

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I love bowling (my highest score ever: 267 and I averaged 180 when I used to go weekly). And I love playing music instruments mainly for my church (guitar, bass, drums, piano, ukulele).

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
Chinese / English (Elementary School in Hong Kong).

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
Hmm. Probably bowling?

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
I guess I’d pick Superman’s flying ability because I don’t like spending so much time in commute. My friends and I just spent 24 hours driving to Glacier National Park in June and it was a “memorable” experience. :/

What’s your best credit/money tip?
I’m not a finance person, but I tend to control my expenses quite well. Whenever I want to get something, I look for the cheapest prices online or do a DIY project if I’m capable of it.

Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?

Meet Ezra, Jonathan, Cathy, Greg, Danielle, Jason, Andrew, Alex, and Henry!

Stay tuned as we continue to reveal the nerds behind Credit Karma!

If we ever go bowling as a company, I want Hok on my team,

Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor

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June 6th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Henry

Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Alex, one of our front-end developers. Today's interview features Henry, one of our talented business development analysts. Some fun facts about Henry: he loves to trade currencies on nhis time off and likes to treat his friends out to lunch when the EUR/YEN moves in the right direction. Read on to learn more about Henry!

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April 4th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Igor

Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Juan, one of our amazing operations engineers. Today, meet Igor! Igor moved from Berlin to the United States 8 years ago "because [he] wanted some excitement in [his] life". And we're super glad that he found the US exciting enough to want to stay... he's a great addition to the team! Want to learn more about Igor? Read on!

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March 7th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Juan

Know what time it is? ...It's time to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Ian, one of our amazing software developers. Today, meet Juan! Like what seems to be the vast majority of the Credit Karma team, Juan creates his own music. Because of this, I'm quickly becoming convinced that should all of our team collaborate together, we could create a pretty awesome band. Not a bad idea, if I do say so myself! Read on to learn about Juan!

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February 28th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Ian

Hi! Ready to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Last week, we introduced you to Andrew, one of our talented web designers. This week, we decided to interview Ian, one of our software developers. Apparently Ian has promised to bring in a guitar and sing a song for the Credit Karma team sometime. That hasn't happened yet, but I'm wondering whether he'd play something for us if I randomly brought in one of my guitars to the office... Want to learn more about Ian? Keep reading!!

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February 21st, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Andrew

Hi! Isn't it crazy how fast a week goes by? It's again that fun time of the week where we introduce you to a member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Jason, one of our software engineers. This week, we decided to interview Andrew, one of our web designers. Andrew is one of our company's talented bakers, often bringing in decadent treats like mini maple apple bacon cupcakes with maple bourbon cream cheese frosting. He also started "Tiesday" at the CK office, where participants show off their snazzy ties every Tuesday! Want to learn more about Andrew? Read on!

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February 14th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Jason

Hi there! It's Thursday, which means it's that fun time of the week where we introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Danielle, our lovely business development operations manager. Today's interview features Jason, one of our software engineers. To be honest, I don't know much about Jason. However, I do know that one of our coworkers thinks he looks a lot like this guy and I gotta say... I have to agree! Read on for all the nifty facts I learned about Jason!

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February 7th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Danielle

It's time to meet another member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Greg, our director of marketing, analytics, and communications. Today's interview features Danielle, our business development operations manager. Danielle is one of the nicest people you could meet. Once, I was bemoaning the fact that all of the pens I owned were terrible and she gave me one of her own fancy pens! She was also willing to give up some of her cool toys to keep at my desk after I expressed my fascination with them. Want to learn more about Danielle? Read on!

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January 31st, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Greg

Hello! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Just as a reminder, last week we introduced you to Cathy, one of our analysts. Today, meet Greg! Two fun facts about Greg: he is (or was) in an a cappella group and he has a greatly reduced capability to smell things. Interesting, right?! Want to learn more about the mysterious man behind the giant Credit Karma banners we have sitting in our office? Read on!

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January 24th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Cathy

Hello! It's that fun time of the week where we introduce you to a member of the Credit Karma team. Last week, we introduced you to Jonathan, our product manager. This week, we decided to interview Cathy, one of our analysts. Cathy's our resident food/restaurant connoisseur, although strangely enough, when asked what sense she'd give up if she had to, she replied, "taste." Shrug. She's a self-professed nerd, so she probably knows what she's talking about. Want to learn more about Cathy? Read on!

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