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My love to computers ignited before I was 10, in the early
Then it was a 286 KOMPAN, MS-DOS and a book "C Primer Plus by Waite, Prata, Martin (1984)".
Followed by a 486 PC, Windows; A modem, FidoNet.
Pentium — Dial-up, Internet, Pascal. OS/2 Warp, Windows NT. Ethernet with a coaxial cable.
Pentium 4 — Windows XP, Delphi, Fast-Ethernet, GeoCities.
After that it started (and continues) to evolve with incredible speed...
I earned my first money with a small font-editor program when I was in high school. But hardware, networks and operation systems always attracted me more than creating software.
My career advanced in an organic way from a part-time system administrator to a head of IT. Some may dream about this role, but my motivation is fueled by engineering.
At the time there was a tech boom: clouds, IaC, continuous delivery, containers. I couldn't resist pivoting my growth to an expert role.
There was a period when I was obsessed by Ansible: Top-1 answerer on StackOverflow, automation projects with Ansible, articles, public talks and workshops! Uff...
Having a degree in informatics, experience in software development, networking and IT systems administration under my belt allows me to navigate confidently in the modern world of DevOps and SRE. Moreover, management experience lets me act as a solid bridge between engineering and business teams.
I am an Advanced Systems Engineer (DevOps, SRE) who is able to lead technology decisions and to design and implement architectures for challenging tasks.