It all started around 1993. Back then I had my first interaction with a computer thanks to Amiga 500. I clearly recall that unforgettable day at the attic, where surrounded with hundreds of floppy discs, instead of playing games like Yo! Joe! (my all time favourite), Cannon Fodder, Mortal Kombat and Shufflepuck Café, I decided to open Amiga's Workbench to take its native software for a little spin.
I didn't expect much from myself at that time, but the seminal moment came when I opened some text editor and sent that gibberish text I wrote to a dot matrix printer - instantly I realised that a machine is doing not more and not less, but exactly what I ordered it to do.
Straight away something clicked and I knew precisely what I want to do in the future and working with computers was the thing.
During that time I was already a freelance developer. Internet was the field where I wanted to code the things for as I was already permanently online since 1998.
As a freshly minted engineer I remained in this beautiful city and started my professional career in a local interactive agency. That time PHP was already my weapon of choice for quite some time. I loved that language since the very beginning.
On a daily basis I was building large websites for corporate clients. eZ Publish was the CMS we used heavily at that time and Kubuntu was my main OS.
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.
I got a chance to exchange my IT knowledge with a multitude of creative people from various companies in tropical Brisbane.
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.
Ecosystem & Tools 🍎
My areas of interests focused on Laravel Framework along with Hexagonal Architecture. Also my daily ecosystem shifted completely from being Debian-oriented to Apple exclusive.
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 in March 2019.
Having a dual Polish and Australian citizenship allows me to always look at Down Under as my second home where I can go without any hassle, however after 6 amazing years here, I decided to come back to Poland to settle down for a while.