June 2013 – present
(node.js, webpack, react.js, d3, cordova).
(April 2016 – present)
– build research tools and support ongoing investigations
(July 2015 – February 2017)
– system architecture, package tracking service, mobile app for
agents, integration with partners
(June – October 2016)
– security, performance, ops
- Schubert & Franzke
(December 2015 – May 2016)
– mobile app with information about a city
(March 2015, on-site in Amsterdam)
– refactoring, ops
- Jacobean R&D
(August 2014 – June 2015)
– tools to edit and visualize statecharts
- Kagen Allergy Clinic
(January – August 2014)
– maps for mobile allergy app
(August 2013 – November 2014; ongoing maintenance)
– scrape Parliament website, present information in a friendly
way, calculate statistics for political science researchers
Eau de Web
July 2008 – June 2013
We did consulting for public sector clients (e.g. European
Environment Agency, World Bank). I spoke to clients to learn their
needs, iterated on implementation, deployed and maintain the
applications in production, alone or as part of a small team. I got to
work with a good variety of open source technologies, centered around
Python web development. I sent patches to upstream whenever possible.
Here's some stuff I did:
- Maintain and extend a CMS service – Naaya – which
hosted dozens of websites;
- Worked closely with biodiversity experts to provide them with
collaboration and publishing tools;
- Delivered on-site trainings;
- Created thematic tiled maps;
- Web application and data store for uploading >20GB
- Management and monitoring tools for an LDAP with thousands
- Visualization service for EU statistics based on
multi-dimensional data coming from an RDF database.
February 2006 – February 2008
iterating.com was a startup where we tried to catalog software
products. I got to work with RDF (the data was stored using Jena),
administering the production servers.
2009 – present
ROSEdu is a student organization at the CS department, Polytechnic
University of Bucharest. We promote open-source technology and
values among students and faculty. I do presentations (e.g.
mentorship and organizing events.
Computer lab at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Electrical
2001 – present
I do system administration for the computer network in a lab (a
handful of servers and a couple dozen workstations). This taught
me a lot about Linux system administration and keeping users
- Organizing hackathons
Baronilor Locali 2.0 – a civic hackers group that got
together after the 2014 Presidential elections to improve public access
- PyBucurești (2010-2011) – a local Python user group
I make a point of going to conferences in order to stay up-to-date.
GeoSpatial Romania (most
events since 2011, usually giving a talk or workshop),
PyCon US (2009, 2011),
Faculty of Electronics, Polytechnic University, Bucharest
2003 – 2008
National Informatics College "Tudor Vianu", Bucharest
1999 – 2003
- Courses, competitons
- 2001: Completed the CISCO CCNA course
- 1999 – 2002: Various rankings at the Physics Olympiad,
including national runner-up one year
- Web applications
- I care deeply about good user experiences and well-architected systems.
side. I have written lots of Python code, especially with Django and Flask;
can write WSGI middleware by hand; dove deep into Zope source code (more
than I'd like to admit). Also wrote Perl CGI scripts in the distant
- Fluent with GIS terminology, tools and practices; can set up web
services and render complex maps.
- Semantic web
- Handy with SPARQL; familiar with RDF concepts.
- Programming languages
with shell scripting, Rust, C, Objective-C, Perl, Java, PHP.
- Data storage and indexing
- Good experience with SQL and ORMs; some experience with
non-relational data stores, especially elasticsearch and Redis.
- Human languages
- Romanian: native; English: advanced; French:
enough to keep myself alive.