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, highly-available 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. I also completed a New Manager Bootcamp at UC Berkeley's Executive Education faculty.
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?
In November of 2017, a few co-workers and I moved to the Developer Experience team at Adobe. We work to improve Adobe's development ecosystem, both externally and internally.
I've worked with a variety of tech stacks and have familiarity in different areas including:
For us humans, I'm fluent in English, Polish and French, can get by in Spanish, and would probably fail terribly, but try regardless, to have a conversation in Farsi or Italian.
I'm a member of the World Wide Web Consortium, and have been involved in developing mobile device related standards as part of the Device API and Web Platform working groups.