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 when instead of exploring floppy discs with games like Yo! Joe! (my all time favourite), Cannon Fodder, Mortal Kombat and Shufflepuck Café, I decided to open Amiga's Workbench and "play a bit" with native software like a text editor.
I didn't expect much from myself at that time, but the seminal moment came when I 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.
At that time 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 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 that time and Kubuntu was my OS of choice.
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 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.
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.
Most of these places have been depicted under the Photography section of this website. I'm a freak when it comes to street photography. This is the hobby that allows me to combine joy of taking pictures with a bit of physical activity.