David Levai
  • @thedevdavid
  • Full-stack Product Engineer building modern, production-ready apps | Built 2 indie apps and 2 client apps this year and counting...
  • Digital Nomad

Full-stack Product Engineer building modern, production-ready apps for companies and myself.

Over the past decade, I've worked as a freelance full-stack developer mostly with startups and small businesses. In 2020 I decided to deepen my business and product knowledge, to build outstanding products.

As of now, I'm building production-ready products efficiently, and documenting my journey as a solopreneur product engineer. Twitter, YouTube, and my blog.

Why building in public?

  • Following other people's journeys can teach you a lot. As well as you, I follow many other creators.
  • Being active on social media and building in public allowed me to be part of a club that prioritizes shipping and giving value.

What's here?

Videos, tutorials, actionable tips & tricks about product engineering and solopreneurship.

What I'm working on currently?

  1. Building indie products and documenting the process on Twitter & YouTube
  2. Helping companies with product engineering
  3. Mentoring developers to become solopreneurs
  4. Developing open-source dev tools like this developer blogging platform

I am available for:

  • public speaking
  • content collaboration
  • mentoring
  • consulting & product engineering

Am I available for freelance work/employment/co-founding/gardening?

Currently, I'm not available for employment-based work. However, I'm happy to help with consulting or full-stack product engineering.

For consulting: I'm available maximum 3 days a week. My daily rate is $800.

For product engineering: Minimum project engagement is $15,000 & 3 months.

How do I decide about a project if it sounds exciting?

I follow the "Hell yeah! or No" principle.

Where am I?

I'm a digital nomad, but I'm not traveling much these days. I'm currently spending most of my time in Europe, living a habit-based life.

You can read about my background, knowledge, experience, and my why in the following paragraphs:

My background as a Product Engineer: I design and develop business-goal oriented, user-centered digital products using battle-tested technologies. That's what I've been doing for 12 years so far. I also often experiment with new tech.

My background as a Content Creator: I love sharing my experiences with others, so I make tutorials, share stuff on Twitter, and occasionally release a video. The main topics are engineering great products, and how not to die as a solopreneur.

My background as an Entrepreneur: I've managed small & medium-sized product teams between 2018-2023 and ran a US-based international product agency with ~50 contractors. Several products we started from scratch for multiple clients have been completed. I managed and oversaw product engineering projects from the initial sales discussions & proposal, to design & development, to marketing & maintenance.

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Jun 2014 - Present

Full-stack Product Engineer, Pier 418

Feb 2021 - Feb 2023

Co-Owner & Chief Operations Officer, ScreamingBox

Nov 2019 - Mar 2021

Project Manager, ScreamingBox

Nov 2018 - Mar 2021

Mobile Tech Lead, ScreamingBox

Things I’ve built