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We are the authors of The Hybrid Hackertogether we write original articles with practical advice about making good software and working with humans.

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We also run another newsletter, called Refactoring, where we cover similar topics. We recently joined forces, so, combined, we write weekly to more than 100K engineers and managers!

📬 What to expect?

  • 🧵 One original essay of 2000 words, delivered straight to your inbox or readable on the Substack app, every Wednesday.

  • 🔍 Tens of hours of research and real-world experience condensed into easily understandable articles.

  • 🎨 Nice and clear visuals to explain complex concepts, theories, and frameworks.

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🔒 Why you should become a paid subscriber

Free subscribers receive a new newsletter edition every week, but some articles will have a paywall.

Please consider subscribing to the paid plan if you want to support our work and get:

  • 🧵 Weekly essays — goodbye paywalls! Receive a new, original long-form essay every week.

  • 🏛️ Library — get full access to all historical articles, organized by learaning track

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🔍 Who is it for?

The Hybrid Hacker and Refactoring are read every week by 100K+ friends in tech. They are usually:

  • Engineering Leaders / Managers — navigating the complexities of their roles.

  • Software Engineers (ICs) — wanting to level up their career, or simply work better together with their team

  • Founders / C-level — looking to grow their teams and improve productivity.

👓 What is a Hybrid Hacker?

A Hybrid Hacker can be thought of as a "Swiss Army Knife" of problem-solving. They possess a diverse set of skills, ranging from technical expertise to creative thinking.

Mixing these skills allows them to approach challenges from multiple angles, making them highly adaptable and resourceful. They are always looking for new ways to improve and evolve, which makes them experts in different fields.

They are the ultimate problem solvers, always ready for any challenge that comes their way.

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With 25 years of experience under my belt, I am a seasoned veteran of the Internet industry. I have a proven track record of successfully leading teams of engineers and developing cutting-edge products that push the boundaries of technology.