My name is Szabo Bogdan
and this is my resumemy story

Once upon a time...

There was once a canny man and his name was Bogdan. Since childhood he learned that his fate is laid down to tame beasts and make them listen to his commands.

The first beast that arose was a HC85 who sat proudly in front of the TV. It was magical. Mighty warriors which thought were worthy to face him were taken into a maze where they were in big trouble. Bogdan dared to confront it but he failed. Then, he told his parents that he wants to learn to master the beast. As soon as he learned the alphabet, the parents took him to the palace and he began to learn a new language: BASIC. The first speech of dragons.

After the fifth year, he saw a great thing! Behind a dragon there was a proud cable coming out through which it was talking with other savages. What a great marvel! It may be easy to deal with one beast, but with more, there is trouble coming. So Bogdan went into the world to learn more about the life of those beings.

He walked a day, he walked two, he walked forty-two, until he reached the realm of the wire braids. He became a software craftsman with experience on web, mobile, desktop and embedded systems. He is focused on creating testable projects, with great user experience. He likes to share his knowledge with anyone who is interested in IT.

Today, Bogdan is searching for a new guild worthy of accompanying him through these realms ...

I'm a software craftsman with experience on web, mobile, desktop and embedded systems. I focus on creating testable projects, with great user experience. I like to share my knowledge with anyone who is interested in IT.


1. optilyz

- Until today (2 years and 6 months)

At Optilyz, I contribute to a Direct Mail automation platform, enabling the sending of millions of paper mails annually. Within the pricing team, I optimize pricing strategies for diverse mailing configurations across countries using Node, React, and MongoDB.

2. GISCollective

- Until today (7 years and 9 months)

I develop an open source, event-driven, geo data platform, which is addressed to NGOs, conservation scientists and professionals and natural-resources managers. The platform is developed using node.js, Ember.js and DLang and it can be installed on a kubernetes cluster or using packages. Currently it is used by Green Map to map green places around the world.

3. RIDE Capital

- (one year and 3 months)

While at RIDE, I contributed to reshaping investment practices in Germany, I applied software craftsmanship methods like TDD, Pairing, CI, CD, and trunk-based development. Our tech stack comprised Node, JavaScript, TypeScript, and GraphQL.

4. Dunnhumby media (formerly Sociomantic)

- (one year and 8 months)

I was part of the data integration team, working with a micro-services infrastructure handling millions of http requests a second. I wrote low-latency apps with DLang by using Asynchronous I/O, caching, fibers and high performance databases that handle real time data.

5. Altom

- (one year and 11 months)

I focused on generating new ideas and ways of approaching different problems with testing and developing software, hardware development and helping others. For robotic arms I worked with D and Java. For a real time note taking web app with browser plugin support, I worked with Node.js and Ember.js. For an in-house mobile device orchestration tool I worked with DLang and Java. I also set up and mantained a GitLab instance, CI servers on various operating systems, and deploy servers with docker and artifactory, as part of the dev-ops infrastructure.

6. WatchUp

- (10 months)

I worked on some backend services with node.js and ember.js. After the iOS developer left the project I continued working on the apple tv and iOS apps

7. National Instruments

- (6 months)

I wrote various C components for NI LabWindows™/CVI, a C IDE used by engineers around the world to create software that makes efficient and accurate measurements. Outside work hours, I started organizing recurring Refactoring Dojos and Code Kata sessions at the office.

8. Apon

- (2 years and 6 months)

Apon wants to build a web service for creating mobile applications. I have written various modules for this service, and because I have a diverse experience, I contributed with both web components, such as games, media players or online shops and also with a system that converts web applications in native applications.

9. Green Map Association

- (one year and 9 months)

I wrote a web GIS application which I occasionally maintain. The application helps OGM members to collect points of ecological interest. And because they do not work in an office, the application adapts easily to any device and it can be used even when there is no Internet access.

10. GEP SA

- (2 years and 5 months)

After I have built two applications to centralize working hours in various departments, it came the turn of a third: an application which helps the users follow on and estimate the projects' evolution based on available resources.

11. Incubator 107

- (2 years and 3 months)

I joined the Incubator in Bucharest, where in addition to drawing on walls I also contributed with posters and the website.

12. Virtual Media 3D

- (one year and 9 months)

I wrote various static or dynamic websites with Wordpress or CMSushi.

13. MGSoftware

- (one year and 3 months)

I made Wordpress / Drupal / Joomla themes for website.

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What I did

1. GIS Collective

An app that enables hobbyists and professionals alike to easily collect map data and collaborate on it.

2. fluent-asserts

A D programming language library that help developers who want to do test driven development.

3. Trial

An extensible test runner that wants to be compatible with any D programming language project.

4. Vibe.dav

A library that adds DAV suport for Vibe.d, the main web toolkit for the D programming language

5. voice

An MPD proxy written in node.js with a cool interface:

6. D Simple Web Server

For the Sushi project I initially used the libmicrohttpdlibrary, but because there were compatibility issues between this library and the D runtime, I wrote a library that provides a basis for web servers written in D.

7. Sound Position Server

For my bachelor thesis I approached a less known topic: wave field synthesis. I managed to get a pretty good effect, using 14 speakers and three sound cards. To get this effect I used Linux, Jack audio server and c++.

8. CMSushi

In high school, beeing passionate about PHP, I made a few small sites. Because at that time there were no CMS solutions, I started this project, which I used and developed until February 2013.

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Workshops and Talks

Mapping Green goes Open with the GIS Collective

This talk shows how the new Open Green Map app works, and advantages of using DLang and Ember for a GIS app.

Web internals

I created a full day workshop in which we have a quick look into the history of the web, the protocol, the http servers, load balancing, and how a web browser works. Each section contains an introduction with Q&A and a practical part where participants get to apply the presented concepts.

Testing random number generators - TDT 2015

I created a half day workshop focused on providing a good introduction to solving problems using functional programming. The challenge for participants is to figure out which range of numbers was generated using a random algorithm.

Selenium Course

Together with a few colleagues from Altom, I created a Selenium course for the Cluj IT Cluster. The course contained 3 modules, each spanning over 3 days.
Module 1 - Introduction to OOP programming and TDD
Module 2 - Introduction into Selenium and Page Object Model
Module 3 - Advanced Selenium techniques and introduction to CI


Facilitator at GDCR 2017 and 2015 in Cluj

Presentation: How to solve test automation challenges - It days 2016

Presentation about software quality at UBB

The Cluj Napoca Agile Software Meetup Group
Facilitator at Code & Beer Cluj and Open space sessions

Code katas, code retreats, small workshops and other events at companies where I worked

What I acquired

Programming languages

Over time I spoke many languages, some mathematical (Maude, cafeObj) other logic (Prolog) and some forgotten (BASIC, Visual Basic, Pascal). Right now I speak: D, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Java, Swift, C/C++, Objective-C, PHP, C#


Needle in a haystack

Like any other programming craftsman, I had to use databases. Until now, I have used MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB and Oracle, but I can master any database that comes in my way.


Bag of knowledge

During the journey I picked some magic items that I use to tame beasts.