Pragmatism. Experience. Passion.
Those are the three words that fully reflect the Symentis ideas.
Symentis is not only a company providing training courses and consulting services in the area of
software development, IT system architecture and organization development (in particular the
Symentis is primarily a group of professionals with years of experience in software development,
who can confirm their experience not only through participation in international projects, but also
through participation in “open source” projects, as well as active members of the local software
developers community, organizing conferences and participating in them, as programme board
members or presenters.
We combine our passion for creating solutions and organization development with the passion of
constant improvement of our skills, sharing our knowledge with others and constant learning.
We base our training courses and services on the real needs of the organization we work for – the
challenges it faces, the new areas it wishes to explore and conquer.
We firmly believe that there are no “bad” technologies, practices or methodologies. There are only
solutions that were applied in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our goal is not only to provide
knowledge, training of personnel, but also to understand the context in which the specific solution
is used by the organization we co-operate with. We work for you to make better use of your
strengths and maximize your benefits!
If you need:
- our pragmatism – in order to deliver value to your organization as soon as possible,
- our experience – to avoid the pitfalls associated with implementing new solutions
- to be infected with our passion in your organization…
Do not leave the decision till tomorrow. We are here for you today!
Krzysztof is a software engineer who has “visited” absurdly large and very small projects to conclude that any methodology and tools can be used as long as you do it with the good people and in a simplest possible way. In his free time – a Kung Fu master and author of really poor jokes.
Doctor of Humanities (sociologist, cultural scientist, media expert) with over a decade of experience in PR and communication – both in public administration and in non-profit organizations. I have been co-operating with various companies for years on building image and communication networks. Academic teacher, copywriter, trainer. Consultant on hopeless image matters, brand builder in social media (and more).
I have been active in the IT industry for over a dozen years. I used to be a software developer, then a leader, and a trainer in the meantime. I got to enjoy the last role very much because it allows me to teach and motivate others through an example of action and discussion. It allowed me to combine the role of a software developer and a leader and share my experience with others. My main interest has always been the quality of the source code (and thus refactoring) and working with people. As the teamwork is the most important in IT industry – I am interested in how we can take care of the quality of the code as a team, because it is very difficult to do it alone. So far I have given a lecture in Poland at JDD conferences, 33rd Degree, Confitura, as well as at JBCNConf in Barcelona. I also conducted several refactoring training courses in Poland, USA and Great Britain.
Pawel Szulc has more than 10 years of professional experience as a software engineer. Over these years, he worked on numerous projects for various clients. He often calls himself a veteran of early Apache Spark adoptions – his first major data project (based on Apache Spark) dates back to 2014. At that time, Spark (version 0.9), was still under heavy development, where every problem encountered required reading Spark’s codebase – googling the question was pointless. That being a pain then, prove to be a great asset after a while. The acquired experience was invaluable, allowing Pawel to undertake other Spark-based projects that he had since worked on. This knowledge he is now happy to share with you! Recently he was hired to write Apache Spark connector between HDFS & SlamData’s Quasar project.
Dedicated fan of testing and measuring architecture quality. I develop software mostly in languages on the JVM platform (recently also functional ones). I constantly expand my skills and knowledge in the field of systems design, exploring the secrets of JVM and perfecting my TDD technique. I am involved in the organization of the following conferences: GeeCON and JDD as well as groups: SCKRK, PJUG and Lambda Lounge KRK. In my spare time I create content for the blog: http://lafkblogs.wordpress.com/
I am a Quality Assurance leader with practice in managing international test teams. I combine passion with practice within the test automation with experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of the automated test structure. I have been a certified tester of bank, insurance, CRM applications for over 10 years. I can proudly say that I organized Bright Talks and co-organized KraQA – the best Tester meetings initiative of 2014. I believe that exchanging experiences is an important part of the development. I take an active part in Polish tester organizations life as a speaker (Quality Academy – testing and quality of IT projects, Testwell), competitor in the national testing championship (TestingCup), participant of various conferences and seminars (Quality Excites, Test Well, Testwarez). I am a lecturer of Software Testing Automation Tools and Techniques in the field: Software Testers.
I am a leader who deeply believes that a successful team is built only through trust, respect, responsibility and feedback. I am passionate about everything I am working on. I have been working as a professional in the IT industry for 10 years. I have been a software developer since I can remember. I like to build effective teams and organizations based on good communication, cooperation and willingness to continuously learn through experimentation. I am passionate about agile methodologies of software development and management. Six years ago I became a great fan of Lean approach, especially through the implementation of Kanban and Personal Kanban methods. I am enthusiastic about selecting the proper method to the problem – never the other way round! Since the time of programming I have been “positively biased” towards clean code and Software Craftsmanship. As a long-time member of the English-speaking Toastmasters club, I am almost addicted to public speaking. I represented Poland in the Continental Europe Speech Evaluation Championship in 2014, you could listen to my speeches at the conferences such as: ACE!, JDD, Confitura, C2C.
For several years – software developer, for a few – architect, sometimes – analyst, if need be – consultant. Manager by choice, coach by passion, wannabe entrepreneur – always dreamt to be, JUG leader in Gdańsk. I have been dealing with software developing for my whole professional life. Over the last years I pursued my managerial ambitions, for example, as a technical director in a company with 250 employees. I think that the best way to work with specialists is to actively share knowledge and attentively listen to others. I share my experience with others giving lectures, presentations at the conferences and providing training courses. In my spare time I write for: http://jakub.marchwicki
Author of the blog: http://geekyprimitives.wordpress.com/