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Luca Cavallin

Senior Software Engineer @ GitHub
10+ years experience as a Software Engineer, now at GitHub.
Netherlands 5.0 (5 reviews) Active today Usually responds in half a day


$390 / month

Balances session frequency with time to implement what you learn.

Regular calls, per agreement

Unlimited Q&A via chat

Expect responses in 24 hours or less

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As a Senior Software Engineer at GitHub Actions, I have a deep-rooted passion for distributed systems, developer and infrastructure tools, and platform engineering. My expertise primarily revolves around Go, Rust, Kubernetes, serverless architectures and the Cloud Native domain in general. I've always had a keen interest in system-level programming, Linux, and networking. At the moment, I am learning more about AI and sometimes I tinker with data and related "creative-coding" projects.

Beyond my primary expertise, I've branched out into areas like React, TypeScript, .NET, 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. My dedication to sharing knowledge shines through the [newsletter](https://lucavallin.substack.com) I run, the blog posts I author, the talks I deliver, and my recognition as a Google Developer Expert (GDE). In addition, I take pride in founding my solopreneur venture, yet another (side) step in my professional journey.

For a deeper dive into my contributions, head over to my blog. For those new to open source, consider exploring FirstIssue.dev. Away from the screen, my time is spent cycling, cooking on a kamado, stargazing, or attending to my feline companions 🐈.

▶️ How I can help you

- Make you a better software engineer
- Prepare a learning plan with you and help you develop your skills (including the "soft" ones), grow professionally and cover gaps in your knowledge
- Help you in your daily work life
- Help you understand complex concepts
- Help you with your LinkedIn profile or Resume
- Give you productivity and career advice
- Help you find a new job and prepare for the interview

If you don't need a mentorship but only have a few questions I can answer (see my "Skills" and "Topics"), checkout the "Sessions" tab for a one-off consultation.

▶️ How it Works

- Send me an inquiry and we will see if there is a match for both of us
- 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.

▶️ What We Are Going to Do

I am for a tailored approach to mentoring: every person is different and has different goals and schedules. In general, my approach is the following:

- Discuss your goals and needs
- We'll identify and review gaps in your knowledge
- Prepare a roadmap to address goals, needs and gaps
- Homework: I will give you recommendations for books and articles to read and I will give you a project to work on
- I will review the code you write and enforce best practices, code quality, good software design
- Discuss anything going on right now in your daily work life

Looking forward to meeting you!

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What mentees say


5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
3 months

Luca is a great mentor! He went above and beyond to help me reach my specific goals, and provides really great code reviews


5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

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!


5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
3 months

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.

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