Wojciech Skowronek

Wojciech Skowronek

Gdynia, Poland
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Wojciech Skowronek

Wojciech Skowronek

Gdynia, Poland
Member since August 27, 2014
Wojciech is a full-stack web developer with over eight years' experience creating fast and efficient applications for mobile, desktop, and web platforms. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of big-picture thinking, especially during the implementation of daily tasks, and is able to manage and lead remote teams. As an engineer, he prides himself on writing clean, readable, and easily maintainable code.
Wojciech is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • Facebook API, 3 years
  • Ember.js, 1 year
Gdynia, Poland
Preferred Environment
Webstorm, Chrome Dev Tools, SVN, Git
The most amazing...
...project I have ever created is a social game, Square Solitare Duel, that engages thousands of players every day.
  • CTO, Senior JavaScript Developer, and Team Leader
    Bushido Games
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Designed database architecture.
    • Managed the funding, estimating and planning of projects.
    • Developed back-end services in PHP and REST API services in Frapi and created cross-device and cross-browser responsive games with Vanilla JS, CSS3, HTML5, and jQuery.
    • Optimized JavaScript and database queries, as many of our games were prepared to handle a large number of users.
    • Created part of the UX and gameplay for the games.
    • Worked with Google Analytics and Google Adsense, integrating the games with different APIs (OpenSocial platforms, Softgames, Spil Games, and Booster Media).
    • Organized and managed the team, made hiring decisions, and conducted team building.
    Technologies: JavaScript , NodeJS , HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL
  • Senior JavaScript Developer
    Nokia Gate5 GmbH
    2009 - 2012
    • Developed the part of the front-end of Nokia Maps for desktops responsible for handling information about places displayed on the map.
    • Created front-end Places API, a library that can be easily embedded in any website to display a Nokia Maps widget.
    • Built a front-end template system for handling a JSON REST API more efficiently.
    • Programmed an HTML5 mobile version of Nokia Maps dedicated for iOS and Android smartphones that worked directly from the mobile browser and as a native app.
    • Improved the JavaScript performance of an HTML Places widget integrated with a native Symbian application (C++).
    Technologies: JavaScript Developer, HTML5, CSS3, Maven, Jira
  • Co-Founder and Lead Developer
    Justproto.com (predecessor of uxpin.com)
    2008 - 2012
    • Created an advanced web application for designing wireframes and prototypes.
    • Handled a real-time user collaboration system (n:n) to synchronize work for all connected clients.
    • Implemented Optimizely for A/B testing.
    Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Web Application Specialist and Project Manager
    2006 - 2009
    • Developed an application for handling logistics for Small hydro plants, including schedules, notifications, and alarm systems.
    • Managed a team of developers, prepared estimations of projects, and handled communication with clients.
    • Built multiple web applications for the company's clients.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Square Solitaire Duel (Development) (Development)

    A multiplayer social media game, based in JavaScript & HTML5 on the front-end and PHP & MySQL on the back-end, that enables players to challenge each other in a square solitaire game. Desktop and cross-browser versions are available on Facebook and other social networks.

  • HTML5 Nokia Maps app (Development)

    An advanced maps application for mobile devices (iOS, Android) developed with JavaScript and HTML5. It covers geolocation, voice guidance, canvas path drawing, and other features. I was part of the development team responsible for the front-end.

  • Monster Keeper (Development) (Development)

    An HTML5 Free 2 Play manager game. It includes a REST API, in-app purchases and efficient database handling. The game is targeted and optimized to run on mobile devices (iOS, Andorid, BlackBerry).

  • Multiple Games created in Bushido (Development) (Development)

    Games created during my time in Bushido Games. I worked on them as a developer, game designer, and project manager with a team of up to seven people.

  • Wojciech is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Wojciech shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
  • Languages
    JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SQL
  • Frameworks
    Vanilla JS, Slim, Ember.js, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs
    MooTools, Facebook API, jQuery, Node.js
  • Tools
    SVN, WebStorm, Git, Ant
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Platforms
    Linux, Windows, Desktop, Android, iOS
  • Storage
    MySQL, Memcached
  • Misc
  • Bachelor’s degree in Algorithms and Programming
    The University of Gdańsk - Gdańsk / Poland
    2006 - 2009
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