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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.

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🙋‍♂️ About me

About 10 years ago I dropped out of my PhD in CS, co-founded a VC-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 

I write everyday about how to make great software and work well with humans, to 60K+ friends.