Frequently Asked Questions

Why are project details private?

Because they show technical details of my previous projects that I feel shouldn’t be public. At the beginning I created this website it contained only my portfolio and was completely private. Over time, it turned into the place connecting all of my web activities and development profiles. My portfolio remains private, but I share it when I sometimes apply for new projects.

What language do you speak?

When I was born it was Polish, but my native language now is Java. I have also added English.

Where do you live and work?

I currently live in Poland. Most of my projects are done remotely from my office. I’m mobile, so if necessary I can relocate to work on premises. For example, at present I am staying in Warsaw to help an internet startup.

What projects are you interested in?

I’m interested in bigger projects which require a long-term commitment. Preferably that deal with a whole system. I’m interested in all jobs involving software development skills. I.e. As a developer, architect, team leader or project manager.

What projects are you not interested in?

All short-term projects, especially on old and existing software, such as: please fix some bugs, or please add me here a form doing a magic trick, or our system stopped performing well and started performing worse. In particular on projects from freelancer sites, like I need to create an advanced CRM system supporting big HTTP traffic … budget $500-$1000.

OK, enough with the funny examples. I cannot think about how they can exist on the net, but they somehow can. Seriously, I’m not really interested in joining projects at the maintenance stage. I’m only interested in the creation stage. My ideal project starts from Create New Project in my IDE. In the perfect project it’s me who clicks the checkboxes to choose which frameworks we will use.

How long have you been doing this?

Professionally, I’ve been doing this since 2005 - by professionally, I mean the time when I started to make money from this. During this time I had my own business, managing a few teams and providing decent stuff to a lot of customers.

Personally, I’ve been doing this since the early nineties. I started from Commodore 64 (it was my first computer) where I became interested in its Basic language. I went through all stages along with IT science development at the time step-by-step, that means first PC, a journey with Assembler, Pascal, C, C++, Delphi, etc. So, I at least know something about what is a thread and why and when you can end up with insufficient memory, and especially, what a stackoverflow error is. Anyway, after years of playing with this, it turned out that you can earn money on things you like doing. It still amazes me.

Why are there so few projects in my portfolio?

I’ve worked on more projects, but in technologies that I’m not really interested in at the moment. I’ve worked on a number of short-term projects building applications from scratch. Finally, there are plenty of workspaces gone five disk formats ago. All these projects have been omitted.

On the other hand some of my projects are substantial. For example, Invipay is a four-year project. Unidoc is the system I was working on, with some interruptions, also over four years. During this time we accomplished dozens of customized deployments for particular customers, and every one of them was a separate project with a lot of development, integrations, etc. The same was with Nexoft Framework: a long-term project with plenty of different turnkey deployments.