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Gergely Orosz

Previously at Uber, Skyscanner, Skype/Microsoft. I love to help people grow and share what I learned. I write longer articles on software engineering at blog.pragmaticengineer.com.

Location Amsterdam Joined Joined on  Personal website https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com twitter website
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Engineering lead at Uber

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Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

And by the way, thanks for writing such a thought-provoking a...

Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

I still disagree with the notion of these large tech companie...

Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

When you say "FAANG Are Highly Overrated" - is this coming fr...

Six Principles Your Resume Should Follow - So Recruiters Will Read It

Hahaha, I missed it: now I'll leave it and pretend it was del...

Six Principles Your Resume Should Follow - So Recruiters Will Read It

It comes to show how hiring managers and recruiters have very...

Six Principles Your Resume Should Follow - So Recruiters Will Read It

As a hiring manager, I hired generalist web engineers, where ...

What part(s) of the tech interview process would you be interested in knowing more of?

I’d love to hear what your experience is - happy to chat dire...

What part(s) of the tech interview process would you be interested in knowing more of?

Each company has their own interview process: but most are pr...

I Passed The Google Technical Interviews; You Can Too.

I think you misunderstand what I meant by you need to know da...

I Passed The Google Technical Interviews; You Can Too.

This is a nice overview of the Google interview process - tha...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

Hi Will! I'm writing a book pretty much on this! It's a bro...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

I notice that it’s much tougher getting into the industry a...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

Learn more about what management is and take steps to test ...

The Biggest Change in the Software Development Industry the Past 10 Years

I saw Uber change a lot since - things like equal pay, expe...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

Hmm, this seems like a pretty vague question. Engineering m...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

Yes and no. Bigger companies, that have in-house recruitmen...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

On computer science, I'm unsure what you meant by the quest...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

I personally see people like the 10x developer to be damagi...

Ask the engineering manager: career development paths in tech companies from junior, through senior, to staff

The most common mistake I've seen is engineers thinking the...

The Biggest Change in the Software Development Industry the Past 10 Years

Uber has a process of collecting signals during interviews,...

6 Reasons Why Candidates DON'T Negotiate

While negotiating is almost always a good idea, there are a...

The Biggest Change in the Software Development Industry the Past 10 Years

We have a hiring manager and bar raiser interview on top of...

Readable Code

Good question. In my opinion, the easier to understand the ...

A Practical Guide to Finding a Tech Job with Relocation to Europe

Great article and fantastic resources. One thing I noticed ...

Hacks to Grow as a Developer: Grab Coffee with an Experienced Engineer You Don’t Know

I love your Devpath.fm podcast, Jacob! It definitely feels ...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

I work with product managers, who are ultimately responsibl...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

I think everyone could "make it". These are fast growing pr...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

Wow, you really are taking advantage of the AMA! Special...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

I would say, it depends. For small startups, where the cofo...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

Thanks for clarifying - got your point 👍 I personally like...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

I assume you wrote this with good intentions, but this ques...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

Thank you, fixed it!

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

Ah, this brings back memories: I also had this at Skyscanne...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

Startups are risky, by default. I joined late-stage, still-...

I've worked at fast-growing startups and Silicon Valley tech companies for the past seven years. AMA.

I have a lot of friends who assumed that I must work a lot....

Healthy teams, unhealthy teams: in your experience, what makes them so?

Great insight! Is it fair to assume this also implies there...

Healthy teams, unhealthy teams: in your experience, what makes them so?

While I both agree that diverse teams are usually higher pe...

Welcome Thread - v39

Hi everyone! 👋 I'm currently an engineering manager at Uber, ...

What is a good team lead in your opinion?

In my observation, good team leads are able to wear a bit of ...

The Dos and Don’ts for Passing Your Technical Interview

Great tips! I would add one more: try to come in upbeat and...

Distinguished Devs #0: Introduction

+1 on the content being interesting, but the title could be...

9 Tips to Ace Your Takehome Project for Frontend, Fullstack and Mobile Interviews

Fingers crossed, Lynn! Regardless of how a takehome project...

The Dark Side Of The Magic

Well phrased, I was debating how to put it myself. I, for ...

Why Should You Refactor Your Code?

Yes, it’s a lot easier to follow your train of thought. Tha...

Why Should You Refactor Your Code?

I see - thanks for the clarification! And good luck with th...

Why Should You Refactor Your Code?

It’s nice to read a post on the importance of refactoring. ...

The Soft Skills of Interviewing

Very nice post, thanks for sharing! All of this is great ad...

Top Five Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Tech Lead

Nice article, thanks for sharing! And really like your blog...

How I Help Devs Write for the Company Blog

As someone who's worked at companies with great tech blogs ...

The Worst Developer

Nice article. I've observed two extremes of how to build th...

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