Engineering Digest #1

Andrii Yasinetsky
2 min readApr 16, 2017


I’m starting my new weekly digest that will be primarily focused on 👉 engineers and tech savvy entrepreneurs 👈.

A lot of folks are reaching out to me lately asking about what should they read or study to become better engineers (Type 1, how to prepare for the interviews in Silicon Valley companies, where to find their next ideas or what challenges to take on next in their career.

I read A LOT and filter out a lot of not worthy readings (it takes a lot of mental energy btw…). So, consider me your personal online bullshit filter :)

Make sure to follow me here on FB if you are interested, like and share if you like these digests (feedback is highly appreciated), and let’s get started 🕶 🗞

👨‍🔬 Old but true story from Steve Yegge that was initially meant to be shared internally in Google, but became public. About Amazon vs Google engineering culture, architecture and the importance of platforms.

⊹ Programmer Competency Matrix. Evaluate yourself with this programmer competency matrix.

☝️Index of the best AI/Machine Learning Resources

📈 About how to find your next big idea. If you are looking for a startup idea and it feels like you are sinking in a swamp waiting for the next ‘aha’ moment, then read this. — “Coming up with a startup idea that no one else has noticed is daunting. It’s like sifting through a desert of used or bad ideas to suddenly stumble upon an overlooked startup gem hiding underneath all the other ideas”

🐊 The eigenvector of “Why we moved from language X to language Y”. An awesome detailed guide with different programming languages comparison.

💸 A B2B startup idea matrix. Still looking for your next big idea?

👌 — About criticism and ineffective feedback, and how to give feedback in the workplace.

🕴 Autonomy vs impact. How to choose your career path.

🤓 About how to program interpreters and expression parsers (Best I have read so far!)

🎇 How Google Works by Eric Schmidt (former Google CEO)



Andrii Yasinetsky

CEO and co-founder at Mnemonic, Inc, the Web3 intelligence data platform. Previously engineering at Uber and Google. #ODF10 🇺🇸 🇺🇦