Vladimir Marton

All round Software Developer

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About me

Passionate, hardworking, skilled, motivated, creative... blah blah. Not gonna bore you with what you already read on every other resume every day. Instead, I will tell you what I think makes me different from other employees. Let me start with a small trip down memory lane.

I was a small boy (13yo) when I created my first HTML website. Back then I already knew that this is what challenges me and I wanted to chase it in the future. I studied at IT-focused high school (gymnasium). Until my 20th birthday, I only focused on easier programming languages, such as PHP, JS and jQuery.

Shortly after, I moved to England to earn some money for university studies and learn language. In 2014, I started my AP Computer Science studies at a university in Denmark. The duration of my studies was 4 years and ended up with me becoming a BSc Software Developer. School gave me plenty of experience with OOP (mostly Java), databases and whatnot. But I knew that after I'm done with school, I will still have no real experience and there will be hundreds of others like me. After the second semester at the university I told myself: "I have to do something to stand out."

During my studies I worked on many projects - so many that I already cannot even remember all of them. Java and Android applications, PHP websites, REST APIs, a smart mirror, a wall-mounted computer, and more, plus I was running my own web with programming tutorials. Then, one day in 2017 I saw a job advertisement - Student Developer with interests in Mobile technology. "I have to get it!" I thought to myself. And indeed, I got it. It was very hard to land a job without speaking local language and tens of students were invited to interview, but it was me who got picked.

For years I have been claiming that being professionally active in one's free time is just as important as a university education. I have spent a fair share of my time on projects that I knew would never be popular or make me a millionaire. But they taught me a lot and every single one of them brought me closer to where I am now. In October 2018, me and two of my friends were evaluating potential in people while thinking about creating a start-up. We held interviews with people to see if we can put together a team of coders. To sum up, 95% of people were either older or better educated than us, but lacked basic experience. In life, you can either be average, or you can be exceptional - it all comes down to effort.

Now that you have looked into the structure of my mindset, I believe no more personal introduction is required.

MY WORK

As I said, I have worked on so many projects that it is very hard to remember all of them. I did not maintain a list of them throughout the years and maybe I should have. I remember having 7 of them at the end of 2016 and they consisted mostly of some small JavaFX and Android apps and Photoshop designs for local student projects. If you're interested, send me an email and I am sure I can dig up some materials worth going over.

Following are the most recents projects. Duration of projects ranged between 1 and 4 months, depending on complexity. On Guidearea website, you can discover what I have been up to during recent years.


GuideArea, 2015 ongoing

My personal website with tutorials. The web was previously hosted on vladmarton.com. At first, it served as a portfolio website, but was moved on a separate domain in 2018. Made with Wordpress and a lot of custom code.

www.guidearea.com

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Smart Mirror - 2017

A one-way mirror, an old 10" tablet behind it with a custom-written Android application. Very challenging project, unfortunately I lost a lot of documentation and resources, so all I'm left with is the application itself. The mirror got damaged during transportation while moving.

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ConceptOcean - 2018

Portal where people can find ideas for projects, startups etc. ConceptOcean did not kick off, because I did not have time to develop it anymore, but is kept online, just in case. Made purely with Laravel (PHP) and JS/jQuery.

www.conceptocean.com

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Picsel and Prankster, 2017

Two apps, a social network with image rating and a pranking platform, which never kicked-off (and are currently unpublished) due to lack of marketing-related resources. Gave me a lot of experience with deploying apps to production. Written in Android and PHP for backend.

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Wall Computer - 2018

The biggest and most challenging project I have ever made. I ran a crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo to raise money for making two of these, as I wanted to make business out of it. Unfortunately, it did not happen. Nevertheless, it was a very rewarding project and it is well-documented on GuideArea.

Guidearea Article

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Oversleeper, 2018

The only Android application of mine which is still published. A very simple idea - alarm which you cannot dismiss.

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GuideArea, 2015 ongoing

My personal website with tutorials. The web was previously hosted on vladmarton.com. At first, it served as a portfolio website, but was moved on a separate domain in 2018. Made with Wordpress and a lot of custom code.

www.guidearea.com

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Smart Mirror - 2017

A one-way mirror, an old 10" tablet behind it with a custom-written Android application. Very challenging project, unfortunately I lost a lot of documentation and resources, so all I'm left with is the application itself. The mirror got damaged during transportation while moving.

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Oversleeper, 2018

The only Android application of mine which is still published. A very simple idea - alarm which you cannot dismiss.

Google Play Store

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ConceptOcean - 2018

Portal where people can find ideas for projects, startups etc. ConceptOcean did not kick off, because I did not have time to develop it anymore, but is kept online, just in case. Made purely with Laravel (PHP) and JS/jQuery.

www.conceptocean.com

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Wall Computer - 2018

The biggest and most challenging project I have ever made. I ran a crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo to raise money for making two of these, as I wanted to make business out of it. Unfortunately, it did not happen. Nevertheless, it was a very rewarding project and it is well-documented on GuideArea.

Guidearea Article

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Picsel and Prankster, 2017

Two apps, a social network with image rating and a pranking platform, which never kicked-off (and are currently unpublished) due to lack of marketing-related resources. Gave me a lot of experience with deploying apps to production. Written in Android and PHP for backend.

Skills and interests

What I have been involved in up until now is the whole development process. Starting with business analysis, ending with deployment to production. Over the last few years, I became experienced especially in the area of cloud-based solutions, server management and continuous integration.

Methodologies OOP/D, TDD, FDD, Agile (Scrum, Lean)
Prog. languages Java, Python, Perl, PHP, CSS, JS/jQuery
Frameworks Django, Flask, Laravel, Javalin
Databases MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB (+ clusters), JDBC, SQLite
Network DNS, UFW, Load balancing (HAProxy)
SD Tools Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo), Jetbrains (TeamCity)
CVS .git, .hg, .svn
OS Debian 6+, Ubuntu 16+, Windows

Education and experience

  • Sep'2017 - Feb'2019

    Software Developer

    Full time position in R&D Department at Mobilethink Enghouse - 7 months

    R&D Internship

    Internship in R&D Department at Mobilethink Enghouse - 6 months

    Student developer

    Part time position in R&D Department at Mobilethink Enghouse - 5 months

  • jan'17 - jun'18

    BSc in Software Development

    Business Academy Aarhus, Denmark

  • Aug'16 - Jan'17

    Software Development Internship

    Internship at Comiit ApS

  • Aug'14 - Jan'17

    AP in Computer Science

    Business Academy Aarhus, Denmark

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