This page was inspired by Derek Sivers' now page.
Here's what I'm doing now, as I've left Uber - and full time employment - as of Oct 2020. Here are ways you can connect with me.
Writing a book
Writing a book on growing as a software engineer is my main project. I'm expecting to publish it around Feb/Mar 2021. Sign up here to get notified of the release, or progress. Want to help? Share your experience on growing as a software engineer to help tweak contents. Thank you!
I'm also writing:
- Building Mobile Apps at Scale (published)
- The Tech Resume Inside Out (published). This book is free for any developer out of a job. If you are on Goodreads, feel free to add it to your queue or rate/review it.
This blog and YouTube
I've been lucky in having worked at a high-growth phase of venture-backed companies the past 8 years. Skype, Skyscanner and Uber were all in rapid growth phase when I joined. I learned a lot just by being around this time - and I also took on challenges that would have otherwise not been available.
Exploring startup ideas
I'm seeing a lots of interesting opportunities in platform engineering. I'm observing tech companies investing large just to have a decent development environment for things like monorepos, mobile tooling, service discoverability & ownership and many others.
I'm in the early stage of validating a couple of ideas around these. If I find one that I'm both excited about, and see a reasonable business opportunity, I'm considering starting a new venture in 2021.
I mentor above senior engineers and senior engineering managers at Big Tech or hypergrowth startups. My current and past mentees work at Facebook, Hopin, Uber, Opendoor, Glovo, Brex and other hypergrowth companies. Unfortunately, I do not have capacity for further mentees.
If you have a career related question, consider submitting it at Ask the EM, providing details. I try to answer questions in a way that many people benefit from them.
I do recommend mentorship for faster growth and here is a list of places you can find great software engineer or engineering manager mentors.