Luca Cavallin

Senior Software Engineer @ GitHub
Software Engineer at GitHub | 10+ years experience | GDE & CNCF Ambassador
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$590 / month

Balances session frequency with time to implement what you learn.

2 calls per month

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As a Senior Software Engineer at GitHub, I am passionate about developer and infrastructure tools, distributed systems, systems- and network-programming. My expertise primarily revolves around Go, Kubernetes, serverless architectures and the Cloud Native domain in general. I am currently learning more about Rust and AI.

Beyond my primary expertise, I've branched out into areas like .NET, React, TypeScript, APIs, data engineering and Google Cloud to name a few. My past also saw me wearing the hats of a consultant, delivering hands-on training sessions, hosting podcasts, and organizing engaging meetups for the tech community. I'm an active contributor to open source and believe in the importance of knowledge sharing, as evidenced by my blog posts and talks. Additionally, I hold the title of Google Developer Expert (GDE) and CNCF Ambassador.

I will help you become a better software engineer with a tailored learning path and live lessons, sharing career advice and helping you prepare for a new job and interview. Send me an inquiry and we will see if there is a match for both of us! Once you apply and start the 7 day trial, we'll discuss your goals and needs further. If you're onboard, we are going to start work hard towards your goals. Not happy? Cancel the trial. If you are not looking for a full blown mentorship program, I have a one-off "Ask Me Anything" session you can book too.

Be prepared for homework! As an example: I will give you recommendations for books and articles to read and I will give you a project to work on, reviewing the code you write and enforcing best practices, code quality, good software design.

For a deeper dive into my contributions, head over to my blog at https://lucavall.in. Away from the screen, my time is spent cycling, cooking on a kamado, on (astro)photography, or attending to my feline companions 🐈.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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What mentees say

Vincent

Vincent

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
13 months

I've been looking for a mentor who can guide me, help me achieve my career goals, and keep me accountable. For over a year, Luca has been mentoring me. He reviews my code, recommends books for me to read, and we discuss daily engineering topics as they arise. Recently, I started a new position at a different company, and I am very happy in my new role. I believe this mentorship has made me a better engineer.

Vincent wrote 1 more review for the same mentorship
Vincent

Vincent

5 out of 5 stars

Working with Luca has been incredibly valuable to me. Initially, he helped me find my career direction. Throughout our mentorship, we've been working on a project where I write code, and he reviews it. His reviews are always thoughtful and insightful, specifically designed to make me consider various topics. In addition to the exercises, he recommends books for me to read, and we discuss daily business matters arising at my company. Whenever I have questions, his responses are prompt and helpful.

Roel

Roel

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
11 months

I have been mentored for about 10 months now and it has been a great journey so far. Luca is very good at identifying and addressing the gaps in my knowledge and setting up a plan to improve as a whole. Next to that we go in depth career wise and talk about challenges/improvements at my current job. Our meetings are relaxed, clear and make me enthusiastic for the next steps into the projects we develop throughout the mentorship. These projects also allow me to learn new topics and add onto existing knowledge while getting clear and accurate feedback on PRs. Still very satisfied and excited for the future of the mentorship :)

Roel wrote 3 more reviews for the same mentorship
Roel

Roel

5 out of 5 stars

Roel

Roel

5 out of 5 stars

I am very content with Luca as my mentor. Luca answers all my questions in depth and also explains scenarios from different perspectives. He is commited to keeping me consistently engaged and challenged. The tasks and project assigned to me are tailored to my wants and needs, this helps me a lot with the things I am working on. Looking forward to continuing this journey!

Roel

Roel

5 out of 5 stars

I am still very satisfied! :)

Zachary

Zachary

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
10 months

Luca is super helpful as a mentor. He is able to give advice in many different areas and has helped me navigate plenty of situations and tasks at work. He is also always willing to help me out by suggesting resources and code reviews, and is super responsive to any questions I have during the week!

Zachary wrote 3 more reviews for the same mentorship
Zachary

Zachary

5 out of 5 stars

I have been very happy with my experience so far. I have been able to bounce a lot of ideas off of Luca after starting a new position, and he was definitely helpful with navigating some of the situations within my previous role. He also continues to make timely comments on any PR that I am working on for a project

Zachary

Zachary

5 out of 5 stars

I've been really happy using my time with Luca so far. He is a very understanding mentor and very willing to work on whatever goal I have been focusing on. I wanted some help with my overall engineering skills and wanted to try learning more about distributed system. He is very helpful for pointing out design decisions and making suggestions. He also recommends very helpful readings!

Zachary

Zachary

5 out of 5 stars

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