Paweł Traczyński, Front-end Developer in Warsaw, Poland
Paweł Traczyński

Front-end Developer in Warsaw, Poland

Member since November 3, 2016
Paweł (Paul) has over 14 years of web development experience and has been passionately developing Drupal-based applications since 2008—which included all types of projects like social sites, eCommerce, project management systems, non-profits, and rich business websites. He has worked with teams of all sizes and with numerous clients including the United Nations, the University of Warsaw, and various US web development agencies.
Paweł is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Front-end, 13 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Drupal, 8 years
  • Drupal API, 8 years
  • Drupal 6, 8 years
  • Drupal 7, 5 years
  • Google Maps API, 4 years
  • WordPress, 3 years

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, PhpStorm, Drupal, GitHub

The most amazing...

...things I've coded were Drupal-based apps that were complex, feature-rich, and long-term challenging projects with great teams working on them together.

Employment

  • Web Developer | Designer

    2010 - PRESENT
    RWK Solves IT
    • Worked continuously for the RWK Solves IT agency, located in US; where I handled all the Drupal-related work.
    • Worked on various projects, including whole new websites and redesigning existing ones.
    • Converted custom-coded PHP sites into Drupal sites.
    • Developed an eCommerce website for selling plants.
    • Implemented Google Maps integrations and custom module programming.
    Technologies: Drupal
  • Senior Developer | Partner

    2010 - PRESENT
    August Interactive
    • Worked for a Maryland-based web agency where I handled the planning systems and wrote programming estimates.
    • Communicated with clients and understood their needs, subsequently building client sites with PHP and Drupal with an eye towards quality, sustainable code and pixel perfection according to the prepared designs.
    • Handled many projects for which I developed either the front-end or back-end or both.
    • Implemented a social website (using Drupal 7) allowing students seeking sport opportunities to register and connect with universities from the UK and US who were offering international sport training and scholarships. The application allowed users/universities to register, build and view profiles, search and interact with others, send messages, bookmark, follow students and universities, and more.
    • Built a Parallax site developed in Drupal 7. All the content was manageable and handled by Drupal, and all of the site's content was accessible within the single Parallax page, where pieces of content were either being loaded initially on load or being loaded upon request. The site degraded gracefully when JavaScript wasn't available.
    • Developed a social website allowing people to recommend places to visit or service providers—all related to a healthy lifestyle. The application allowed registered users to add recommendations, rank, comment, browse and search the directory, and stay more healthy.
    • Developed many eCommerce websites in Drupal for a variety of industries: retail, fitness-related products, art pieces, and more.
    • Understood and implemented Drupal eCommerce best practices.
    • Created a custom project management website based on Drupal with lots of custom functionality coded inside custom modules.
    • Handled the creation of a variety of mail layouts including implementing Drupal newsletters with templates.
    Technologies: Drupal, WordPress
  • Web Developer | Designer

    2004 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Managed a high number of website projects to the client's satisfaction—helping them specify, architect, and build web-based solutions to meet their business and organizational goals.
    • Worked on the following: web development, web design, print materials, brand identity, and advertising materials.
    • Provide top-quality Drupal services including those related to custom module development, API programming, theme development, and performance tuning.
    • Utilized my knowledge about Drupal contributed modules and their use cases.
    • Implemented Drupal best practices and code standards.
    • Served clients as their technical architect, technical project manager, needs analyst, strategic partner, designer, programmer and generally tool builder.
    • Met client needs with solutions in the following areas: design, Drupal development, information technology, web applications, and training clients.
    • Helped clients effectively use technology to achieve their business and organizational goals.
    Technologies: Drupal, ASP.NET
  • Web Developer | Designer

    2003 - PRESENT
    Geotest
    • Worked on company websites continuously since 2004 as a full-stack developer. The work included project management, programming, designing, and other tasks required to complete the projects with a high attention to detail.
    • Developing two Drupal public sites and one intranet project management application.
    • Implemented a feature-rich ASP.NET and C# intranet application for managing and searching through the company's archive projects. At some point, I rewrote the application using Drupal 7 framework and imported all the data from a MS SQL database.
    • Worked on company projects related to geographical locations. Imported those locations from Google Earth files into nodes within the project management app using custom import scripts.
    • Integrated the project management application with Google Maps to allow the management of map positions and polygons. This allows site users to search for archived projects by clicking on the map displayed by Drupal Views which causes nearby projects to show up. I also integrated the app with Google Charts.
    • Customized many areas of Drupal including core forms.
    • Made use of XML-RPC and also of feeds to allow separate sites to communicate with each other and pull external data.
    • Created great and easy-to-use tools for site managers.
    Technologies: .NET, Drupal, Adobe Suite

Experience

  • United Nations State of the World Population Report 2016 (Development)
    http://www.unfpa.org/swop

    In this United Nations project, I handled the Drupal implementation of the page linked here. I worked with UNFPA team which has spread across the US, India, and Israel to achieve all goals and make sure that the new code and functionality merges well into the existing live site. I handled all the Drupal tasks including creating the themes and custom module development as well as most of the HTML/CSS responsible to power this subpage.

  • United Nations Annual Report 2015 (Development)
    http://www.unfpa.org/annual-report

    Similarly as with the other projects that I have done for UNFPA, my role was to handle all Drupal-related work while staying in touch UNFPA QA team and their Drupal developers who were gonna handle the integration itself.

  • Geotest (Development)
    http://geotest.pl/

    I have been keeping this website in a good shape since April 2004 by developing all the aspects of it myself including designs, Drupal work, and even content planning. It is currently the most informative website about soil tests in the whole of Poland.

  • Museum Of Polo (Development)
    http://www.polomuseum.com/

    This is an example of a more typical business website that I have done. My role as the Drupal developer was to create a pixel-perfect theme according to the provided designs which I handled as usual without any problems. It includes custom administration tools and an eCommerce integration.

  • Ironmark (Development)
    http://ironmarkusa.com/

    Since I can also develop WordPress websites, here is an example site that I have done a WordPress integration on.

  • Crosby Corporation (Development)
    http://crosbycorp.com/

    This is a simple example of a nice business website that I have done programming for. This site uses a separate mobile theme that activates for mobile devices.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, CSS3, XML, SQL, PHP, HTML5
  • Libraries/APIs

    Drupal API, Google Maps API, jQuery, jQuery Plugins, jQuery UI, Google Chart API
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, GitHub, PhpStorm, Drush, Adobe Illustrator, Flash
  • Platforms

    Drupal 7, Drupal 6, Drupal, Windows, WordPress, Linux
  • Other

    Project Management, Front-end, Web UX, Web Development, PSD to Drupal, App UI, Modeling
  • Paradigms

    Procedural Programming, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Concurrent Programming, Web Design
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL

Education

  • Master's degree in Programming Business Applications
    2009 - 2010
    Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology - Warsaw, Poland
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Warsaw School of Computer Science - Warsaw, Poland
  • Certificate of Completion in English Courses
    2002 - 2002
    Bow Valley College - Calgary, AB, Canada

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