Verified Expert in Engineering
Git, Tmux, Vim Text Editor, i3, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux, TypeScript, Jest
The most amazing...
...tool I’ve built was a remote-access system to a hackerspace—hardwiring into a modified phone hooked into a DECT system and accessed via a telegram bot.
Senior Software Engineer
- Led full-stack developers on deployed machine learning service with significant traffic, a core product of a seed-stage startup.
- Worked end-to-end on the project, specifically UI/UX, APIs on multiple back ends, monitoring, analytics, authentication, payments, support/feedback infra, and inference servers.
- Helped the company grow users by two orders of magnitude by analyzing user behavior, encouraging feedback, interacting with the community, and enhancing/adding features.
- Led the work on making the alpha release of an on-device machine learning version of the service generally available, including open-sourcing components.
- Engineered a multi-dialect error-recovering iterated SQL parsing system for linting and completions from scratch, with immediate basic results.
- Integrated with Ace and Monaco editors in a multi-threaded React/Electron environment.
- Built a team for the longer-term development of the parser, establishing healthy team processes and practices.
- Implemented improvements suggested for an ongoing competition. This was accomplished within a few days, with no prior knowledge of the team or codebase.
- Ended up ranking eighth out of thousands of competitors.
- Helped the organizer write an excellent retrospective,.
- Set up a CI environment for teams with vastly different needs, including a custom APT server.
- Created a Node.js/Vue test-runner for the testing department's Python testing scripts for C-level consumption.
- Designed and built a WebRTC Vue application for communication (P2P, video, audio, and text) with the product.
- Communicated via Slack with the various teams, held daily standups, and met in-office twice a month.
- Developed with cutting-edge GStreamer technologies, digging through C source because of the lack of documentation.
- Developed with Vim, SSH, and Tmux on Nvidia embedded devices, including reliable AP setups.
- Involved in the hiring and onboarding of new talent.
- Refactored legacy services to use modern programming standards and consequently fixed unknown bugs and performance issues.
- Researched and installed service health-monitoring systems.
- Communicated with an all-Slovak team, only some of whom spoke English.
- Oversaw the updates of E2E tests and maintained the codebase accordingly.
- Worked remotely on Slack as part of an international team.
- Learned and implemented industry React practices on the fly.
- Created interactive animations from scratch with a focus on performance and responsiveness.
- Communicated with non-techy personnel, setting realistic requirements and explaining how to embed my code in their product.
- Developed modular and pluggable animation logic to allow for different rendering technologies to be used in different scenarios.
- Continued the development of an existing Angular codebase by adding tests and features.
- Constantly communicated via Slack with team members.
- Contributed to OSS projects to unblock internal development.
- Designed and implemented web apps to showcase and visualize APIs that are the product of the company.
- Outsourced to entities like ISMB and Covjson to fix their UI/graphics needs, as part of partnerships.
- Communicated mainly with algorithmic/C++ developers. Had a small foundational overlap to figure out solutions.
- Interfaced with non-techy clients to overhaul the design of their website with eye-catching animations, regardless of my personal taste or my calls for accessibility.
- Designed and implemented a dozen of immersive interactive canvas animations, built from scratch and all unique.
- Designed and implemented a custom fast inter-page navigation system.
- Implemented and improved a Photoshop web design for their front page.
- Discovered and eradicated a virus in the software system.
- Kept in contact with the client and was asked to work on further projects.
We covered topics ranging from functional programming to garbage collection to code formatting.
My daily life consisted of waking up in the morning to clean up various circuits and making the space more enjoyable to visitors, hanging out with humans from every tech field available, and setting up events with topics ranging from (early) cryptocurrencies to 3D printing to machine learning.
While doing this, I was holding part-time positions elsewhere.
Vast Open-source Animation Collection on Codepen.iohttps://codepen.io/towc/
These were made purely for fun, and the majority involves no third-party code, leaving me to enjoy creating 3D rendering engines, messing with raw WebGL, and learning new techniques.
These are so popular, there used to be successful businesses built entirely on reselling them before I tracked them down and asked them to be more transparent.
I rarely ever change the code, so these also serve as a log of my programming style/skills over time.
Volunteered to Reduce Food Waste, Made a Great Library out of Ithttps://github.com/rmbrk/wasteno
My friend wanted to do an app that would connect wasters to consumers, along with the crucial transport. I decided to have some fun with it and make a node/bookshelf back end with a full testing environment with as few external dependencies as reasonable and as painless a development experience as possible.
I took my time with different approaches and came up with an accumulator/contract-based declarative back-end architecture. I extracted some of those parts into a library I haven't had the time to refine (Github.com/towc/conac, see Example.js), but I keep using these patterns whenever I'm not locked into another framework.
Eventually, I had to abandon this project to make more time for work.
In recent years, I've fared very well, doing everything in under 48 hours.
• 2017—12th Mobile, 26th Desktop
• 2016—13th Mobile, 36th Desktop
• 2015—2nd Twitter, 2nd Google+, 5th Facebook, 16th Community, 18th Mobile, 44th Desktop
• 2014 - 26th Mobile, 84th Desktop
After 2018, I no longer submitted my own entries, but helped others with theirs.
Vue, Node.js, Vuex, React, WebRTC, REST APIs, Leaflet, MobX, Bookshelf.js, Bitbucket API, WebGL, Chai, React Redux, PyTorch, Stripe
Vim Text Editor, Tmux, Docker Compose, GitHub, Grafana, Canvas, Adobe Photoshop, Zsh, Knex.js, Git, NGINX, TeamCity, Bitbucket, GitLab, Jira, Sublime Text, Brackets, WebStorm, Notepad++, Vue CLI, IntelliJ IDEA, i3, Mocha, BigQuery, Slack, Microsoft Excel, Sentry, Webpack
Front-end, Web Scraping, Web Development, Full-stack, Vue-router, Data Build Tool (dbt), APIs, Architecture, Software Design, API Integration, Legacy Code, Legacy Software, Integration, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Scraping, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Software Architecture, Memory Leaks, Maps, NodeMCU, SSH, Security, HTML Canvas, SVG, WebSockets, Mathematics, Taiga, ESLint, Algorithms, Jira Administration, Tree-sitter, Source Code Parsing, 3D Printing, Cryptocurrency, IoT Security, Canvas 3D, Simulations, Physics, Color Theory, Pixel Perfect, Web UI, PSD Slicing, QA Testing, GPU Computing, Conda, Event Tracking, Web UX, App UX, App UI, ParcelJS, Supabase, PostHog, Modal, Magic Link Authentication, OAuth, Discord, Open Source, Community Growth, SMTP, POP3, Speech Analytics, Speech Recognition
Jest, Django, Swagger, Selenium, Electron, Bulma, Angular, Redux, GStreamer, Express.js, Cypress, Next.js, Nuxt.js, Tailwind CSS, JSON Web Tokens (JWT)
Ubuntu, Docker, Raspberry Pi, Debian, Linux, Arduino, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows, MacOS, Kubernetes, NVIDIA CUDA, AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Imperative Programming
Couchbase, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redshift, ClickHouse
Certified Ethical Hacker