Damian Nowak is a CEO at Virtkick. He's a Ruby coder, an Arch Linux hacker, and drinks good beer.
up to now
|Lead Site Reliability Engineer||Leading the SRE/DevOps Team under a B2B contract between Virtkick and Tenfold. Automating Tenfold's infrastructure using modern DevOps tools, Ruby, Python and shell scripts. Managing on-call rotation and escalation processes in relation to SLAs. Reacting to incidents, performing root cause analyses, and outlining proactive solutions. Improving data security processes and solutions, including employee onboarding/offboarding.|
up to now
|Virtkick, Inc.||CEO & Ruby Developer||Leading Virtkick - the best VPS control panel for hosting providers. Outlining company strategy and fundraising - raised $1M in 2015. Overseeing the product and managing employees. Developing Rails application, Sidekiq jobs and Python backend. Working with devops engineers on infrastructure & deployment automation.|
|CEO & Ruby Developer||Fully managed hosting of Atlassian's applications, mainly JIRA and Confluence. Installing and administering - both operating system and application layer. Developing Rails websites. Automating deployment and operations with Ruby and Chef.|
to Oct 2014
|Senior Ruby Developer||Working on Zerigo DNS and VPS applications - both the webapps and the backend services. Developing PowerDNS pipe backend for Zerigo DNS. Helping the devops team manage DNS nodes with Chef.|
to Sep 2013
to Apr 2012
|Spartez||Junior Java Developer||Developing and maintaining plugins for Atlassian JIRA and Confluence using Java, Struts and JQuery. Developing and maintaining my.spartez.com - an on-line instant payments system - using PHP. Learning and following agile and extreme programming principles - especially unit & functional testing, continuous integration and code review.|
|2005 to 2010||freelancing||PHP Developer||Creating and search engine optimizing of lots of small websites written in HTML and PHP. Some of them still live but I'm not that brave to disclose them. ;-)|
|2007 to 2011||Gdańsk University of Technology|
|Received the title of Bachelor of Science.|
Thesis note: 5 (very good). Final note: 4.5 (good plus).
|2004 to 2007||Collegium Marianum|
(Liceum Katolickie w Pelplinie)
|Graduated with commendation.|
Took faculties in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
|2012|| 1st place in the contest for the best thesis written in Java technology, organized by e-point.
I wrote a Java application for search engine optimization and marketing related activities.
|2015||My business Virtkick was accepted to Techstars Cloud 2015 accelerator program. 10 companies were selected out of 1,100 that applied. I raised $1,000,000 from investors shortly after the program.|
|2011||"Without Wordpress. Alternative blogging" for members of Tricity Ruby User Group.|
|2011||"Search Engine Optimization. In theory and practise" for postgraduate students of Gdańsk University of Technology.|
|2012||"IntelliJ IDEA for power users" for colleagues from SoftwareMill.|
|2014||"Preliminary to Search Engine Optimization" for editors of Radio Gdańsk.|
|2015||"I raised $1,000,000 from investors. Here's how" for members of Tricity Ruby User Group.|
|June 2016||Mentor at StartupNext - San Antonio.|
|May 2016||Mentor at Codeup.|
|Apr 2016||Mentor and panelist at 3 Day Startup - San Antonio.|
|Dec 2015||Participant at 3 Day Startup - San Antonio.|