How (and Why) Postman Created a Data-Driven Hiring Process

        

An effective hiring process is one of the most crucial parts of scaling an organization. Especially when a company scales at least 10 times its size, it needs to figure out how to evolve various processes and practices while still staying true to its values. Postman has always been committed to hiring the highest-quality talent,…

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How to Identify Actionable Metrics vs. Vanity Metrics

        

As technology has advanced over the past two decades, more organizations have come to realize the importance of data in driving well-informed decisions. Gartner predicts that “by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency.” To meet this growing demand for analysis-as-a-skill, there…

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Postman Visualizer: More Than Meets the Eye

        

In the age of web APIs, no other platform shines more than Postman. As the creator of Dev Odyssey, a YouTube channel dedicated to providing quality IT tutorials, I use, explore, present, and teach Postman frequently. Its broad variety of built-in developer tools make it a no-brainer for anyone working with web APIs or other…

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Surviving Your First Month at a New Job (and How Postman Made It Fun for Me)

        

Before we get into my first month at Postman as a data analyst, let us back up two decades. In 1999 two psychologists coined the term “Dunning-Kruger effect” as a label for a cognitive bias in which people who are incompetent at something don’t recognize their own incompetence. The idea is shown in the graph…

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How (and Why) Postman Built a Knowledge Repository

        

You may have heard this line before: “Data is the new oil.” It’s simply meant to convey the immense value of data, and I agree with that, but there’s more to this metaphor. Like oil, data requires a lot of processing and cleaning to realize its full power. For it to be truly informative and…

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How It Works: The Postman Data Team’s Hub-and-Spoke Model

        

The structure of a team is crucial to its success. Structure helps us determine the various communication patterns that enable a team to contribute to the organization’s overall growth. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the structure of Postman’s data team, which includes our data engineers and data analysts. Before going ahead,…

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How Postman Does Data Democratization

        

The world has more data than we know what to do with. As of 2020, the globally generated data volume has reached 40 zettabytes (i.e., 40 billion terabytes). Add to that massive volume the fact that data has also, in recent years, come to be seen as an immensely valuable currency. The miners of this…

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