Welcome to BitByteBit!?

BitByteBit is a weekly blog and newsletter for Software Engineers to learn and grow through real cases and stories. The topics vary from learning new technologies, growing leadership, getting promoted, etc. In this newsletter, we strive to make the content as simple as possible, so you don’t need much time to read and learn.

Our content consists of 3 types:

  1. MVP: These type of content give you an ideas on how to make a feature or product.

  2. Downtime: Stories delve into how software engineers tackle crises like system system down and critical bugs.

  3. Ping-Pong: Answers to questions concerning software engineering and career development.

Who is this for?

  • Tech leaders with decision-making authority (Tech Lead, Manager, Architect, Head of Engineering, VP of Engineering, CTO, etc.).

  • Software Engineers aspiring to advance their careers into tech leadership roles.

  • If you're new to software engineering, the content might seem overwhelming at first, but if you can digest it, you'll likely find this newsletter valuable.

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About Me

I am a software engineer with over 10 years of experience, and I have extensive experience in building highly scalable systems capable of serving hundreds of thousands of requests per second. Additionally, I have successfully grown engineering teams from 30 to over 300 members and managed 50+ of them. Currently, I am serving as the CTO of Gajiku, an HR tech platform in Indonesia.

I could say that my “real” software engineering career started in 2016, and from there, I outperformed many people, and my career started taking off. I became a lead engineer (tech lead) one year later and progressed to architect and engineer manager within 1.5 years. In just 5 years, I have achieved a senior management position in software engineering.

I'm starting this newsletter because in my journey to becoming a software engineer, I've faced loads of real-world problems you won't find in textbooks. Writing about it could be cool and might help others with their own product development and career growth.

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Writing Hands-on DB | CTO & Co-Founder Gajiku I have a lot of experience in building scalable systems and products. One example is when I successfully managed a 500x increase in traffic during the biggest event in my country.