“Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity."

Alan Turing

Commodore 64,
Amiga 500, and first PC

Everything has started around 1995, when our first "computer" - already old Commodore 64 came into the house. I can't remember it that much, but it was there. I remember that it had a keyboard, joystick and you could play games loaded from cassette tapes. I remember his successor more, the Amiga 500. It brings much more memories and experiences, mostly related to games such as Lotus, Super Frog, or Polish Kajko and Kokosz.

Amiga was running software from floppy disks, we had a full box of them. The only non-game related experience with Amiga was the Workbench software. I remember that you could write words in it, and heard them read by the voice synthesizer. When I was into Amiga still, the first PC running Windows 95 appeared in house. It was also used for gaming, but apart from that - for educational programs and document editors.
Over the years, the technology has changed - the computer first operated "on its own" (just locally), then using a modem and telephone we could connect to the Internet. In primary school, we started to learn computer science, for example, write simple, formatted letters in MS Word. Almost all computers were PC class at that time (and where I lived). Only Few people have ever heard about Mac computers or Linux operating systems, and even if they did - they classed these kind of inventions as something exotic and not having much use. Back in these days we were working using floppy disks still , CD recorders were classed as luxury. Slowly everything began to change. 

MS Windows administration and PC Hardware

Along with further education, I developed interest in the computer. I started to manage and service all of my friends computers, and then friends of those friends. By trying, failing and learning from mistakes I learned to install the operating systems, hardware drivers, diagnose a faulty CD drive or dead hard drive. The tools were getting better, so as the knowledge. Day-to-day administration and dealing with problems was pure fun.

HTML, competitions,
and information management

In "junior" high school (gymnasium) I had a friend who, in turn, was interested in computer graphics. He already was very efficient in using complicated tool called Adobe PhotoShop. We could talk about the performance of our computers, operating systems, equipment. During the computer science classes we learned the basics of HTML together, which back then was a exam subject required to pass. We managed exceptionally well. In the school competition for which we volunteered, we took our second place ex aequo. The first one was taken by a friend from our class, who used Flash instead of HTML technology. After finishing gymnasium (high school), we went together to the same high school on the "information management" profile (special IT classes). We wanted computer science.
Hours spent with computers did not frighten us, on the contrary - we got very involved. Searching for information, processing or data dissemination - these were the main subjects, from which we have received very good and excellent notes. We took part in competitions, in mathematics-informatics and language "e-mailing", as a tandem we qualified for the county stage and as the only 'team' of students from our town -Lubin, we went to Wroclaw (voivodeship city). At the end of high school, we chose different studies and each of us went in his own direction. For the next eight years I have studied journalism and worked in the radio. I have worked with sound emission programs, playlists arranging programs, accountancy software, also prepared reports and trained new users of those systems.

2017. Python, clouds, future

The renewed interest in IT came in 2017 when I took part in the Python programming course organized by the Coders Lab programming school. We learned programming from absolute beginning like prinses, loops, conditions, data types, etc. There were many tasks. I passed my exams. The next modules of the extensive course included, among others - use of databases, SQL queries, popular Python frameworks like Django, or introduction to JavaScript and jQuery. I passed the exams well again. The last of them with the advanced features of Django's framework I did score 20/20 points. The final project and the awarding of the diploma was just a formality, although it was necessary to work hard.
Since the end of the course at Coders Lab, I have been using Internet platforms like Pluralsight or Udemy, where I acquired knowledge about the operation of above all, Python and its subsequent libraries, possibilities. I made a simple project for WB Services (company), which was based on database of employees. In the field of programming in Python, I was a personal mentor in the mozeszITy program, helping children from orphanages and foster families to enter the IT sector. As a mentor, I also worked at the Warsaw edition of the international programming workshop for women -Django Girls # 6 (19-20.01.2019). Since I have interest in cloud technologies, I have obtained the Amazon Web Services certification in programming. I am interested in the latest, the best and capable of ensuring the widest use of technologies.

With my Django Girls Group
photo by Joanna Tustanowska / Django Girls Warsaw

Story by years

  • 2019 - mentoring in Warsaw edition of international program Django Girls #6
  • 2018 - mentoring in mozeszITy program for children from foster families
  • 2018 - achieve Amazon Web Services Developer Certificate Associate (DVA-C01)
  • 2018 - learning new frameworks and standards by Internet platforms
  • 2017 - learning Python in programming school Coders Lab, Warsaw
  • 2012 - work in Polish National radio, Warsaw
  • 2012 - studies on Univeristy of Warsaw
  • 2009 - studies in Dolnoslaska Szkola Wyzsza, Wroclaw
  • 2006 - direction 'information management' in High School
  • 2005 - first projects with HTML and Adobe Photoshop
  • 2003 - helping people with PC hardware and systems administration
  • 1998 - PC with Windows 95
  • 1996 - computer Amiga 500
  • 1995 - first computer Commodore 64
  • 1990 - birth - Lubin, Poland

"The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.”

Gordon Moore