April 4th, 2013
The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Igor
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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!
What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Front-End Web Developer Lead
Describe what you do at Credit Karma.
After our team of designers finishes working on the mockups, they give them to me and I code them into something that can be understood by Internet browsers. After that, it goes to the back-end developers.
How long have you worked at CK?
I’ve been on the team since November 2008. This year will be my 5th anniversary… and I was employee number 5, I believe!
What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
The great people and the ability to do what I love while improving my financial health. Oh yes, and I love that people here understand my humor.
What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
I rarely snack… I don’t think of it as being healthy.
What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I lived in Thailand for 6 months and even tried to learn Thai (and I did have some success with it).
What was your worst subject in elementary school?
I was good in pretty much every subject, except maybe sports because I thought of it as a waste of my time.
What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I make people laugh without even trying.
If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
The power to fly or teleport. Why? I like to travel!
What’s your best credit/money tip?
Never spend more than you can afford. It’s much easier to ruin your finances than to fix it.
Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?
Stay tuned as we continue to reveal the nerds behind Credit Karma!
It’s definitely a rarity to see Igor snacking,
Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor
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