Hello

The Beginnings

  • It all started in 1992. Back then I was taking my very first IT steps using Amiga 500. I clearly recall that particular day when instead of exploring floppy discs with games, I decided to open a Text Editor and play a bit with some more sophisticated things.
  • The seminal moment came when I sent a file to a printer - in a second I realised that a computer is doing not more and not less, but exactly what I ordered it to do. At that moment I knew precisely what I want to do in the future and creating software was the thing. I am permanently on-line since 1998.
Career

More than 12 years of professional experience

  • During that time I was already a freelance developer - internet was the field where I wanted to code the things for. As a freshly minted engineer I started my professional career in a local interactive agency.
  • In 2010 I moved to Warsaw and continued to explore the field of custom Web Applications build on premise. This naturally evolved to implement software in a SaaS delivery model with multi-tenancy coming along.
Opportunity

The Breaking Point

  • My satisfying and consistent career received a nice boost when an opportunity about moving to Australia popped up in 2013. I got a chance to exchange my IT knowledge with a multitude of creative people from various companies in Brisbane.
  • My approach in life is to always keep opportunities open, hence during my stay in this amazing country I have applied for the citizenship and become Aussie.
  • I managed to work as a Lead Software Architect, Tech Lead and Team Mentor, responsible for coaching & mentoring cross-functional teams (backend, frontend, QA & DevOps) of specialists.
  • Having a dual citizenship allows me to always look at Australia as my second home where I can go without any hassle. At the end of 2019 I decided to come back to Poland.
Carrying on

Present times

  • Between December 2019 and March 2020 I was travelling - I visited New Zealand, Singapore, quite big chunk of South-East Asia, Taiwan and Japan. Most of these destinations have been depicted under the Photography section of this website. Currently I'm based in Warsaw where I carry on crafting great software with fantastic people from Owls Department.
  • Thanks for visiting,
    Matt