Learning as Investing: The Real Benefits of Hard Work | by Zachary Allegretti | Aug, 2022

Why you should grind early in your career. Photo by Garrhet Sampson on Unsplash When you join any new team or company, you are subjected to a firehose of information. It’s impossible to take all of it in at once, but the amount of that knowledge you retain scales with the effort you put in. … Read more

A Love Letter to Android. How and why I fell in love with Android… | by Zachary Allegretti | Jun, 2022

How and why I fell in love with Android development Photo by author I remember unboxing my first smartphone when I was 16 years old. I left the AT&T store with a white Samsung Galaxy S3. The experience of unboxing and setting up a smartphone for the first time was magical to my teenage self. … Read more

How I Learned to Find Meaning Outside of Work | by Zachary Allegretti | Jun, 2022

Work to live — Managing work-life balance in the remote-work era Photo by author We’ve all been there. It’s 6 pm. You’re trying to close out this last task for the day or finish going through all your emails. But things aren’t going quite as smoothly as you’d hoped. Suddenly it’s 8 pm and you … Read more

A Lesson in Confidence: What I’ve Learned From Working at Google as a Software Engineer | by Zachary Allegretti | Jun, 2022

I wish I knew these things when I started Photo by author This coming July marks my 3rd year at Google. With my approaching Googleversary, I’ve been muting about my journey from an anxious new grad to a prosperous SWE. I joined in 2019 right after graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS … Read more