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DocuSign, Electronic Arts, Intuit, Snap, Uber, Unity, and Zillow Join Karat to Unlock Opportunities for Black Software Engineers image

News & Events


SEATTLE – December 19, 2023 – Karat, the only end-to-end partner for technical hiring, today announced a significant expansion of its Brilliant Black Minds program with the introduction of seven new Partners of Brilliance: DocuSign, Electronic Arts, Intuit, Snap, Uber, Unity, and Zillow. This cohort of new Partners join the program’s inaugural members, Amazon Prime […]

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Industry Trends & Research


While the tech landscape continues to shift during this time of economic uncertainty, current conditions present a unique opportunity to revamp software engineering hiring strategies. I explored them with an incredible panel of technologists during a LeadDev Deep Dive Webinar about hiring engineers in 2023. The virtual event featured panel moderator Sonal Mehta, Director of […]

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Interview Insights


As technology’s hiring landscape rapidly evolves, the pursuit of top talent is more competitive than ever before. To confidently hire the best tech professionals possible, talent acquisition (TA) leaders are using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to transform how they source, evaluate, and hire.  Earlier this week, Scott Bonneau, Karat’s EVP of Product and Operations, […]

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News & Events


Today, I am honored to announce the formation of Karat’s Technical Advisory Board – a group of ten senior leaders who recognize the significance of technical hiring in fueling digital transformation, creating the next big technological breakthrough, and breaking down barriers for underrepresented talent around the world.  With representatives from some of the world’s largest […]

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Industry Trends & Research


The recent webinar, “Harnessing AI and the future of tech hiring,” featured an enlightening discussion about the future of generative AI, or genAI, in software development and engineering hiring. Moderated by Scott Bonneau, EVP of Product and Operations at Karat, the webinar brought together industry leaders Sagnik Nandy, CTO at Okta, and Eddie Zhou, Founding […]

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News & Events


Last month, I attended LeadDev’s flagship tech conference in London, and spoke about engineering an equitable hiring process. I’ve written about the overall conference experience, but there simply wasn’t room in my last post to include one major area of the conference: the talks themselves. There were so many talks with a kernel of something […]

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News & Events


SEATTLE – Karat, the world’s largest interviewing company, today announced the launch of Karat Qualify, a top-of-funnel skills-assessment for organizations hiring software engineers. Qualify reimagines the concept of candidate screening using a short multiple-choice assessment to replace outdated resume screens and code tests. The highly approachable format creates a fair, candidate-friendly experience that produces faster […]

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News & Events


At the end of June, I attended LeadDev’s conference in London with more than a thousand senior development professionals. Karat was a conference sponsor, and I was joined by a cohort of my UK-based colleagues who ran our booth in the sponsor hall. I was there to speak about hiring processes with a focus on […]

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News & Events


A line of hopeful, somewhat nervous current and aspiring software developers stretched past the Amazon and Google booths at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention last week in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 10,000 Black engineers and computer scientists buzzed with determination, purpose and focus as they explored the arena lined with corporations seeking […]

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