This is an ever-evolving, totally not comprehensive snapshot of me. Browse it to your heart's content and expect it
to change over the months and years as I change and—hopefully—evolve.
- 1990: I enter the world in a small, Hungarian town called Miskolc.
- 1997: I go to my first basketball camp because everyone in my family has played basketball in
their youth. I'm seven years old and can't really throw the ball high enough to reach the basket. While in the
camp, the older kids bait us at lunch, and as a result, I have to repeat the same line a hundred times in a
notebook: "I will act normal during lunchtime." Years later, Dolores Umbridge's character in the Harry
Potter books sparks a special kind of hatred in me.
- 2005: I get accepted into the prestigious Földes Ferenc
Gimnázium (a secondary school in Miskolc) on the Biology track. My favorite subject will soon be Hungarian
Literature, and I wind up in the school's theater group on my second week.
- 2008: We put together a production of Mizantróp — a Hungarian play inspired by
Moliére's original The Misanthrope. We reach the finals of the national student theater competition with
it, and I briefly toy with the idea of becoming a director.
- 2009: I apply to the School of Medicine at Semmelweis University. They accept me.
- 2010: I join the Instruktor Öntevékeny Csoport (Instructor
Volunteer Group) at the university and complete their training to become a kind of peer mentor and community
organizer for the other students. One of the best decisions of my life.
- 2011: I attend a two-month time-management training at the Invisible University. Another great decision in hindsight.
- 2012: We plan and organize this year's Semmelweis Carnival with Bálint Trimmel. Excellent experience, even better friendship.
- 2013: I join the Invisible University as a volunteer and start teaching time-management
workshops. In the summer, I fulfill one of my dreams by becoming the "Letter Chief" of forty freshmen in
the Semmelweis Freshman Camp. Our first date with Andrea.
- 2014: I get accepted into the Invisible University's L# (L Sharp) program. One year, twelve
workshops, and a group of extraordinary humans. I will be forever grateful for the experience to Ádám Freisinger and László Békéssy.
- 2015: The year of volunteer projects. I join the YearCompass team, help design a mobile Ebola Treatment Unit for a
competition and start building a leadership training for the Invisible University.
- 2016: I graduate summa cum laude from med school and decide to hold off entering the
healthcare industry as a doctor. I give myself two years to get to know the world of startups. I apply for the Bridge Budapest
fellowship, get accepted, and start working at CodeBerry as an
intern. As a side gig, I develop a Study Techniques workshop based on cutting-edge research and my experience in
med school. I teach it on several occasions by the invitation of Semmelweis University's Alumni Directorate and HÖOK.
- 2017: I'm learning how to build a company at CodeBerry. The founders take my request seriously
and let me see and try almost everything at the budding startup. In a matter of months, I can try my hands at
marketing, HR, content creation, and customer support. In the middle of the year, I get the reins of the customer
support team and sign my first-ever full-time employment contract.
- 2018: After one and a half years, I leave the customer support team and concentrate all my
energies on the content efforts of CodeBerry. I become the Head of Curriculum Development. We celebrate our fifth
anniversary with Andrea.
- 2019: The original two-year timeframe I gave myself for experimenting is up. After an intense
period of soul-searching, I decide to stay on with CodeBerry and delay my return to the medical world. What can I
say? I still have stuff to learn and grew very fond of my co-workers.
- 2020: A hard year. COVID-19 hits the world and turns up the difficulty setting on all of our
lives. I pour my anxiety and uncertainty into creative projects. I launch a podcast with Ádám, rediscover my love
for D&D, code this site, and start writing essays again. In November, I propose to Andrea, and she says yes.
- 2021: This is now.
Things I learned about myself (on a long and winding road)
1) A mallard instead of a falcon
When I was at university, people kept telling me that my true passion will find me. One day, I'll walk into a
seminar or a hospital ward and fall in love with a specialty I was meant to pursue for the rest of my life. I just need to be
This moment never came for me—and not for lack of trying.
I could get excited about a topic or specialty, dive into it and get pretty good, but I never got the feeling that
the particular thing is the thing I want to do forever. It took a fair amount of work on my self-knowledge to
discover that I'm not a specialist.
I'm not a falcon; I'm a mallard. I can walk, swim and fly pretty well, but I'm certainly not the best at any of them.
This might sound like a bad thing, but it's actually where my power lies: you can drop me anywhere, and I'll get by
just dandily. As a generalist, I can go anywhere and do almost anything.
It took a while to make my peace with this reality and recognize that my toolset is indeed valuable in many
situations. Nowadays, I know that I'm precisely the person you need when you want to go from zero to one or create
beautiful things at the intersection of separate fields.
When you need a swiss knife instead of a fillet knife, I'm your guy.
2) I like to build things
I may not have a particular field of interest, but I do have one very strong calling: I'm a
It doesn't matter if it's a finely polished essay, an elegant process, or a beautiful UI—I'm happiest when I can
create something from nothing.
There are not many things that can make me more content than seeing something I created to give joy to another
3) Freedom and trustworthiness
It's a recurring joke among my friends that no matter what the topic is, sooner or later, I'll end up talking about
ethics. I'd love to argue with their assessment, but moral philosophy indeed is one of my favorite tools in this
One of the best textbooks I read in med school was the Basics of Modern Medical Ethics by Dr. József
Kovács. Contrary to the title, it isn't just useful for doctors.
The book convinced me that there is no person without a moral ruleset, and this ruleset influences everything we
do, from the most significant decisions of our lives right down to the most minor things we do. Regardless if we
realize it or not.
I don't like invisible hands on my wheel, so every few years, I reexamine my values to see what it is that makes me
tick. The bottom of the value tree rearranges fairly often, but the top two, most important values have stayed the
same for years now. They are freedom and trustworthiness.
I want to be an autonomous, free person whom his companions can trust. There is a lot of other important stuff for
me, but when push comes to shove, I'll act accordingly to these two values.