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  • Big Tech and startups, from the inside. Tech is accelerating rapidly: but some fast-moving companies are ahead of the rest of the pack. What are they doing differently and why? I talk with people working at these companies to get insights and details.

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Gergely Orosz

Writing The Pragmatic Engineer. Previously at Uber, Skype, Microsoft. Author of a few books: pragmaticurl.com/books. Advisor at mobile.dev