About me - Marek Wawrzyczny

I was born in Poland and migrated here in late 80s/early 90s. I do speak Polish and English fluently and once upon time did also speak German. Unfortunately, a recent trip to Berlin has shown glaring deficiencies in that language.

I hold an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sydney. I have worked as a software engineer for over 10 years, mostly with Java.

In the last 5 years I have specialised in building J2EE solutions which usually utilised the typical Spring, Struts and Hibernate stacks. I have worked for a number of companies, ranging from small startups to companies such as an investment banks.

I am very passionate about building accessible and user-centric applications. I strongly believe that usability and accessibility concerns in the design results in applications which are in fact, easier to build and maintain. It is a win-win situation.

I have considerable experience in building user interfaces utilising modern HTML and CSS practices. I have good experience in using AJAX and JavaScript libraries (jQuery) to enhance user experience.

I also hold a keen interest in Agile and SCRUM project management methodologies. Agile in particular, appears to be ideal way to set up and manage web application projects which, more often then not, are subject to requirement changes.

On a personal level, I do enjoy photography although I have not done as much yet as I would like. The mix of creativeness and technique is what must appeal to my analytical mind. I do plan to use some of the images I have taken on this site.

I have a keen interest in IT and run my own server/PVR (MythTV based) at home. I am very proficient in Linux/Unix/BSD and OS X. I also do know my way around Windows systems. More recently, I have been intrigued by the Android OS, particularly due to its Linux/Java nature - the two technologies I have a lot of experience in.

I do like to tinker, always preferring DIY around the house, car, etc.

If you would like to know more about me, I do have a profile on LinkedIn, it should not be difficult to find me.