Quite a philosophical question, isn't it? But don't worry, here I only describe who I'm in the e-world. I'm Ing. Tomas Groulík, a web-developer and desktop application developer from Czech Republic.
How I became a freelance sw developer
My professional beginnings
After studies and 6 years of employment in a growing company, I was no longer satisfied with the way the company was run, the great pressure on developers and being overwhelmed with work. I experienced major health problems, which intensified due to long-term overload.
One day I decided, that it couldn't go on like this and I raised the anchors.
I had an intense, amazing and sometimes very difficult 2 years of travel adventure in several parts of the world. I gradually recovered from the consequences of long-term overwork and the worst health problems. I learned languages, new web technologies and also met friends who eventually became my first clients. After some time, I started working remotely through various freelance platforms.
Professional transition to self-employment
The beginnings were very difficult, but I managed to get the business back on its feet through several crises. Gradually, I started to do well in such a way that I didn't feel the need to return to the corporate scene. Even though I perceive that the corporate culture in the Czech Republic has moved towards a "more humane approach" in many companies, I enjoy creating, learning and discovering my own path. I enjoy working in a team, keeping company during the process, so don't hesitate to contact me if you are looking for a remote member to join your team.
I like the process of transformation of project’s idea into live, “breathing” system. I have a passion for delivering highly functional and elegantly designed solution that meets required needs and deadlines.
My educational and professional timeline
Secondary Technical School in Zdar nad Sazavou
Electrical engineering, telecommunications, and computer technologies
Brno University of Technology Faculty of Cybernetics, Control and Measurements
Attendance at team school project: Autonomous robot
Master´s thesis: Navigation algorithms for autonomous robot trough computer vision
Bachelor´s thesis: Development of engine control of autonomous robot (programming embedded processors)
SW Developer CAMEA, spol. s r. o.
SW development and management of project:
Intelligent enforcement vehicle for parking solutions in big cities
RaD, updating and maintenance of:
modern image and signal processing based systems used in telematics and industry
network utilities to support main systems in traffic and industry