Hey.

I’m thirty-something, living just outside of Prague, in a small house with a big garden. I have a knack for designing systems, visual or technical, and a love of simple, beautiful solutions. And, just to bring a tiny bit of chaos into this otherwise orderly life of mine, I do swing dancing, and listen to — and play! — weird music, usually at the same time.

I’m thirty-something, living just outside of Prague, in a small house with a big garden. I have a knack for designing systems, visual or technical, and a love of simple, beautiful solutions. And, just to bring a tiny bit of chaos into this otherwise orderly life of mine, I do swing dancing, and listen to — and play! — weird music, usually at the same time.

I’ve jumped into the digital river early, my age still in the comfortable range of single digits. I looked into the river, then, through a magnificent little device, the Macintosh Classic, and my career oficially started when I attempted to create several Star Wars themed text adventures — those were a craze back then — in HyperTalk. I quickly gave up, though. Maybe because of lack of persistence, or because I had no idea what a loop is — but probably both.

Few years after that, when I realized I won’t be designing games any time soon, I’ve built my first website. The purpose? As expected, to celebrate the best game of them all, Baldur’s Gate. Full of glorious animated GIFs and good old font elements, creating the website felt like fun, but most importantly, it was there, on the internet, made by me, for everyone to see. It wasn’t long before I built another, this time about the greatest anime of all time, Cowboy Bebop.

I quickly realized I could do this for other people — and for money, too! Since then, I might have made close to a hundred websites, each one a little better than the previous.

After studying this thing called information technology at CTU in Prague, I landed my first real job at Czech Radio. That was back in the era of the LAMP stack, a time where the divide between the front and the back haven’t yet reached the depth and distance it spans today. But step by step, I chose the front-end side. That helped me get a job at Heureka where, for the past four years, I’ve been helping tranforming the whole monolith into a responsive bundle.

Most recently, I’ve started teaching full-day workshops on JavaScript — what makes it a different, great (and at times, terrible) tool for modern web development.