Pictures from a trip to India lasting nearly a month.
My name is Szymon. I am a software programmer and this is my personal website. I created it to simplify contact with potential employers and as a way to tell people who I am and what I can do for them. You’ll find here many of my articles, galleries with pictures about some of my travels, samples of my programming work and job-related information. Unfortunately I was able to translate into English only the most important elements. If you speak Polish (which is my native language), you may want to switch into it to get more content. I wish you a pleasant reading.
I have more than 10 years of experience in creating complex software solutions for the top companies. For several years I have been self-employed and have been working on contracts usually for American or West European companies. I am also open to remote work. I take pride in being a very effective, practice-oriented person. I love working in dynamic, agile teams which make full use of my skills, high motivation and an ability to find elegant solutions to complex problems.
|Biological pipelines for cancer research.|
|Automotive message router (gateway).|
|Prototype of an application that could discover and recreate the whole network topology using SNMP and several other protocols.|
|Development of a modern digital car radio mounted in luxury cars.|
|Real time bidding platform for showing advertisement on mobile phones. This project (created almost entirely by me) earned 20 000 000$ during several years.|
|Content management system of the biggest news and entertainment portal in Poland.|
|Management and monitoring component of the fastest analytical database in the world.|
|Mobile VoIP client, a little similar to Skype. It could seamlessly integrate with a mobile phone providing IP calls using the normal phone interface.|
|Telecommunication layer of the system used in mobile services. It plays ring back tones (music instead of a waiting signal) to users. The system is used by all Polish mobile service vendors for example as „Czasoumilacz”, „Granie na czekanie” etc. services.|
Kraków – a city in Poland – is known to be one of the best places in the world to start a startup company.
Low employment cost, high availability of workers and excellent education system with multiple universities teaching computer science – all these factors add up to the attractiveness of the region. Why waste money in USA on overpaid workers and struggle to find employees if you can easily get them in Poland?
With 10 years of experience in IT, mainly in startups, after MBA studies and multiple management courses and with a broad network of contacts I am a perfect person to help you with starting your own business and saving money. Interested? Let’s talk.
|Electronics And Telecommunications – Bachelor’s and Master’s studies in electronics and networks with a specialization in telecommunications.|
|Master Of Business Administration – famous business postgraduate studies|
|Coach And Trainer – postgraduate studies in coaching and performing trainings|
|PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner – course in managing large scale project, European equivalent of PMP|
|Professional SCRUM Master – certificate in agile software project management|
|Project Management Foundation, Project Management Orientation – internal IBM courses in software project management|
|Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – course in configuring and managing IP networks|
|Project Budgeting, Project Team Management – complementary courses in project management|
|First Certificate In English – certificate in the English language|
|Practitioner In The Art Of NLP – course and certificate in Neuro-Linguistic programming|
|More than 50 hours of training in soft skills, time management, negotiations, motivation and others during weekly meetings|
|Contact and Relations, Automotivation, and weekly meetings – more than 100 hours of training NLP, Gestalt and soft skills|
Do you have a difficult project and don’t know where to start? Do you need to choose from a huge set of technologies and languages and you just don’t know enough details to choose the best one?
The IT world is becoming more and more complex as new languages, databases, patterns and methodologies are being developed. No doubt that navigating through all of them can give you a headache. During my 10+ years of work in multiple projects I have gained broad experience in almost all most popular IT technologies. This knowledge allows me now to help you with your project. I provide both consulting and application design services that will allow you to easily start even a very complex project. Interested?
Pictures from a trip to India lasting nearly a month.
More and more of programmers’ interest is attracted by so the called agile project management methodologies. And there is a good reason for that because research done in USA showed that projects using this approach get better ROI.
Pictures of some of the professional certificates I have obtained during my life.
Link to my GitHub subpage with open source projects.
Modern IT world has created hundreds of programming languages. Each of them has its own pros and cons. If you have a job to do – what language should you choose?
Due to a growing complexity of software systems, there is a natural tendency towards simpler methods that achieve similar (although not identical) results. Examples include Java or C# language. This process highly relies on removing the need for understanding complex operations that take place inside your operating system kernel. a Programmer is only supposed to combine prebuilt components into his application. This “idiot-friendly” solutions often lead to dramatic decrease in you application performance.
In one of my previous articles I have described the idea of asynchronous operations. Apart from many advantages asynchronous operations do have some disadvantages as well – they are complicated. It’s relatively complicated to implement a big, multiplatform application. Of course, it is possible to wrap native functions from your operating system with classes that will highly simplify the use of this complicated approach and they also can hide the inter-platform differences. Correct encapsulation and abstraction can result in a much more user-friendly interface.
In the age of multiple available operating system a programmer often faces a problem of choosing the platform for his project. This choice is often not trivial. Sometimes certain functionality is available only on selected platforms, sometimes user tastes change and they migrate from one platform to another (for example Symbian was dropped because of huge interest in Android), many application are written for multiple platforms from the beginning. It is often best to write code that is platform independent and if that is not possible – to somehow manage existence of multiple platforms in the most simple way.
Pictures showing a graduation from the Master Of Business Administration, National Louis University-Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu, Nowy Sącz
Pictures taken during a one-week trip to one of the most beautiful regions of Italy.
The following are commercial projects I took part in during my career:
Certificates that I received after exams or during trainings in a variety of martial arts courses. Mainly Krav Maga.