I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a B. A. Sc. in Computing Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence.
After graduating in 2008, I joined Nitobi, a web and mobile software development consultancy. There I worked on a few different projects:
In September of 2013, I joined Sauce Labs where I started as a member of the Mobile R&D team. This was the team responsible for designing and building Sauce's mobile solution - an on-demand service for access to virtual and real Android and iOS devices, mainly for testing native and web applications./p>
I veered away from focusing on mobile development exclusively in my time at Sauce Labs. I gained valuable experience managing fleets of both bare-metal and virtual machines of various operating systems (Linux, Windows and Mac) powering Sauce's VM-on-demand service. I learned how to build and run a distributed, high-availability software system, shifting my focus towards (cringe) DevOps, or, put more pragmatically, understanding and maintaining systems, from hardware up to software, from operational to programming concerns.
Near the end of my term at Sauce, I coded less and worked on more organizational and process challenges such as hiring, mobile product strategy and team management as Director of Engineering for Sauce Labs' Vancouver, Canada office.
In September 2016, I left Sauce Labs and traveled around in Southeast Asia for six weeks because vacation is important and life's too short amirite?
I'm fluent in English, Polish and French, can get by in Italian and I'm learning Spanish and Farsi.