Welcome 👋!

I’m Gergely, and this is where I write about engineering leadership, web and open-source.

Coming from an engineering background, I made the switch to engineering management in 2014, when I co-founded a company called RisingStack. Since then, I’ve been managing teams of various sizes.

As an engineering leader, I hold the following ideas precious:

On the rest of this page, you can find publications, public speaking engagements and conferences I organized in the past.

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Public speaking

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Lessons Learned from Working on an Open-Source Design System at Uber

Portland, Oregon at OSCON - 17-18 July, 2019

Deploying Node.js Applications with Confidence using Kubernetes

San Francisco, California at NodeSummit - 23-27 July, 2018

The Evolution of a Node.js Service

San Jose, California at Fluent - 11-14 June, 2018

Node.js Production Checklist

San Francisco, California at SFNode - 1 Feb, 2018

Node.js Production Checklist

Tokyo, Japan - 25-26 November, 2017

Security - Panel discussion as a panelist

NodeSummit, San Francisco - 2017 July

Node Summit is the largest conference focused exclusively on Node.js and “The Ecosystem of Node”.

Threat Modelling Node.js Applications

FullStack Conference, London - 2017 July

FullStack London is one of the biggest JavaScript-focused conference in Europe, attracting hundreds of developers each year.

Surviving Web Security

Node.js Interactive, Austin - 2016 December

How Node.js and Microservices Change Your Business

Dreamforce, San Francisco - 2016 October

Node.js in Europe - Panel discussion as a panelist

Node.js Interactive, Amsterdam - 2016 September

Learning Node.js - Panel discussion as a panelist

Node.js Interactive, Amsterdam - 2016 September

Node.js Interactive was the first official European conference held by the Node.js Foundation.

Security - Panel discussion as a moderator

NodeSummit, San Francisco - 2016 July

Web Security

FullStack Conference, London - 2016 July


FullStack Conference, London - 2015 October

From PHP to organizing Node.js Budapest

NodeConf, Barcelona - 2014 October

Conferences and meetups I organized

NodeConf Budapest

January 20, 2017

NodeConf Budapest is a one-day (plus a meetup/nodeschool day on the day before), single-track conference with a laser focus on what people need to know about Node.js.

It brings together the sharpest minds from the enterprise with the industry’s leading software development heavyweights and the finest talent that Budapest has to offer.

JSConf Budapest 2016

May 12-13, 2016

We aim to be the JSConf of the region around Eastern-Middle Europe, an area so diverse in culture, people and views.

JSConf Budapest 2015

May 14-15, 2015

A strictly nonprofit, open-sourced and community driven conference for the community of JavaScript, with the purpose to build and educate about new technologies, ideas and culture.

One-shot Budapest

November 21, 2014

ONE-SHOT is a one day single track speaker series presented by NodeConf.

Node.js Budapest Meetup

2013 - 2017

Node.js for beginners, experts and everyone who loves javascript.

JIFASNIF - JavaScript is fun, and so Node is fun.

JavaScript Budapest Meetup

2015 - 2016


On the RisingStack blog

Mastering the Node.js Core Modules - The Process Module

September 20, 2017

Let’s take a look at the Node.js Process module. Learn about process states & graceful shutdown to write production-ready applications with more confidence.

A 6-Step-Guide for Contributing to the Node.js Core

September 5, 2017

The aim of this post is to help you land your first commit to the Node.js core! Read all necessary steps from forking to finding good issues to work on.

The Important Features and Fixes of Node.js Version 8

May 30, 2017

In this post, I go through the most important features and fixes of the new Node.js version 8, which becomes the current LTS release from.

Read more from me on the RisingStack blog: https://blog.risingstack.com/author/gergely/

On the Codeship blog

Dockerizing Node.js Applications

November 6, 2017

Containers are one of the best ways to deploy Node.js applications these days. In this post, the reader learns how one can containerize Node.js applications using Docker.

On the Snyk blog

Threat Modelling For Node.js Applications

August 31, 2016

What should I defend my application against? Should I deal with Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks? How about SQL injection? Should I protect myself against cross-site request forgery? The short answer is yes. But as always, it’s not that simple.

On the Loggly blog

Monitoring microservices: three ways to overcome the biggest challenges

July 23, 2015

Debugging and monitoring of microservices is not a trivial problem but a quite challenging one. I use the word challenging on purpose: There is no silver bullet for this. There is no single tool that you can install that works like magic.

On APM Digest

Distributed Tracing - The Next Step of APM

September 26, 2016

Transforming your monolithic application into a microservices-based one is not as easy as many think. When you are breaking a software down into smaller pieces, you’re moving the communication to the network layer and the complexity of your architecture is heavily increasing.

On the GoDaddy Open Source Center

Kubernetes - A Practical Introduction for Application Developers

May 02, 2018

A collection of resources / best practices that help you become a more productive developer working with Kubernetes.