Gergely's Now Page

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 Summer 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!

My published books:

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.

I'll be sharing observations and lessons I picked up on the way, on a weekly basis. Read past articles and sign up to the newsletter to not miss future posts.

I'm also making videos on my YouTube channel on software engineering and engineering management topics, as an alternative to the longer articles. Subscribe here.

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.

Interview Advice

I'm writing advice for senior and above engineers, and engineering managers for preparing for Big Tech interviews. Sign up here.


I mentor above senior engineers and senior engineering managers at Big Tech or hypergrowth startups. Unfortunately, I do not have capacity for further mentees for 2021.

If you have a career related question as a senior or above engineer or engineering manager, consider submitting it at Ask the EM, providing details. I try to answer questions in a way that many people benefit from them on this blog.

I do recommend mentorship for faster growth and here is a list of places you can find great software engineer or engineering manager mentors.

Engineering leadership coaches/mentors I recommend for engineering managers and above are Paulo André, Andon Drukh and Pat Kua.