We have met Katarzyna Grabowska, Piotr Kowalski and Piotr Zientara asking them about this vibrant tech community.
The only one: WarsawJS!
I’m a graduate of philosophy at Warsaw University, later I finished PhD studies on Education at the same university but haven’t completed the degree.
I work at App’n’roll, and I choose this job because of excellent programmers and people, young and ambitious environment sharing my values.
I’m the CTO (Chief Technology Officer), my duty is to help programmers to develop and achieve their professional goals. I choose best clients whose products correspond technologically to these goals and find solutions for them.
I’m absolutely fulfilled with my work! It totally matches my expectations and it’s already a challenge, so it’s too early to change anything about it.
I fulfil myself in the role of father, I love to spend time with my older son and answer his questions which always surprise me. Parenting a 3 month old can’t be honestly called a passion, but that’s what I do in my free time. I also like playing chess, learning languages and running.
I recently use AWS a lot, I also like to write code in Ruby and some backend in Rails but I do it rarely nowadays.
I did a lot of good work together with the WarsawJS team. We were brave enough to start new challenges, Workshops, Hackathon and now a Conference. People followed us just because they believe in what we do.
When I was 9, I was fascinated about computers and pair-programmed in Turbo Pascal with my friend. After 10 years I had a greater fascination with philosophy, so I followed this path and… failed at trying to reform the education system. Then I discovered that my old passion can be also my work when my school mate from my high school class announced that his startup can prepare a junior programmer in 2 months of an intensive course. He succeeded with opening currently the biggest school of programmers in Poland (Coder’s Lab) and I succeeded with starting my career.
It is possible is that all of my memories are fake and my intelligence is artificial. I have no idea what can happen in the future, but my current plan is to give my best at the company I’m working for.
At WarsawJS we have a lot of side projects. Topics Manager is one of them where I create with my colleagues a tool for Workshop subscriptions (as trainers and attendees).
Usually I only visit WarsawJS meetups, workshops and other. Our community releases also Webinars and online courses. Try with our WarsawJS youtube channel and Kodologia as commercial, but affordable learning platform.