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Hey, I am Luca 👋 nice to meet you!

Every Thursday I write ~2000 words on making great software, working with people, and personal growth.

Refactoring articles are read every week by more than 25,000 friends, including managers and engineers at successful startups, and big companies like Google, Meta, and Amazon.

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🙋‍♂️ About me

About 10 years ago I dropped out of my PhD in CS, co-founded a venture-backed startup in Italy, and started guiding engineering teams when I couldn’t arguably guide myself.

I have overseen scaling from zero to 20+ million customers, enjoyed big wins, catastrophic failures, and everything in between.

I am a voracious reader, but I have always struggled to find high quality, reliable content that really spoke to my work. Something that would make me grow as an engineer, a manager, and a human being.

This newsletter is my attempt to write the content I have always wanted to read. How to build processes, meet deadlines, manage an engineering team, and grow personally in the process.

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Luca Rossi 
Founder at Refactoring • Former Head of Engineering at Translated • Former CTO at Wanderio.