Damian Nowak is a CEO at Virtkick. He's a Ruby coder, an Arch Linux hacker, and drinks good beer.
up to now
|Virtkick, Inc.||CEO & Ruby Developer|| Leading Virtkick - the best VPS control panel for hosting providers.|
Overseeing and building the product.
Outlining company strategy and fundraising - raised $1M in 2015.
|CEO & Ruby Developer|| Fully managed hosting of Atlassian's applications, mainly JIRA and Confluence.|
Installing and administering - both operating system and application layer.
Developing Ruby scripts and Rails websites.
to Oct 2014
|8x8, Inc.||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
|SoftwareMill||Java Developer|| Developing backend services in Java and Groovy and Knockout.js based webapp.|
to Apr 2012
|Spartez||Java Developer|| Developing plugins for Atlassian JIRA and Confluence, e.g. Agile Cards, ScreenSnipe.|
Developing and maintaining my.spartez.com - an on-line instant payments system.
|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 show them here. ;-)
|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 was accepted to
Techstars Cloud 2015
10 companies were selected out of 1,100 that applied.
|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.|