Rahul has worked at Kosei, Pinterest, and Meta where he was a tech lead and manager. He's now building Taro, empowering engineers to have more effective and fulfilling careers. You may know him from his 75,000+ subscriber YouTube channel.
We're software engineers -- we use computers a lot! And yet, there are probably lots of things that we're doing inefficiently.
Let's create a thread of quick hacks/shortcuts that can save us time. Doesn't have to be related to programming.
The thing where people go "ooh, I didn't know you could do that!"
Completed hours of deep work, landed a promotion, or tried the Apple Vision Pro? Tell us!
Received a PIP, rejected for a job, or suffering from the "atmospheric river" in California? Tell us about that too!
If you joined Meta at the end of 2022, 1.5 years ago, your equity grant has seen a 4x increase 🤯 So a Staff Engineer with a $800K equity grant over 4 years is sitting on $3.2M. Obviously, very few people get this lucky, but Big Tech is pretty reliable in creating millionaires.
I'm very tempted to sell my remaining Meta stock holdings now... (I joined in 2017 with a stock price of $170/share).
I recently finished the Masterclasses from Alex & Rahul where Alex & Rahul discussed building apps as side projects to put on resumes. Also in , Alex mentioned he monetized his app & got $100 from premium users.
AFAIK, anything above $400 must be put onto tax return. I'm thinking about developing a small side projects & put maybe ads / premium restrictions on some features. If I do this, how do I avoid conflicts of interest with my 9-5 job, especially if the revenue coming in may way surpass $400? I'm working for a large tech company that essentially do everything hence it's hard to find a business area where the company isn't involved in.