Hi, My name is
I am Developing the Web since 2008
I am a Web developer focused on e-commerce systems,
open to work with legacy software.
My name is Kamil Dratwa, you can pronounce my name as «camyl». I was born in 1983 as a proud citizen of Poland.
Since 2008 I'm working as a professional Web Developer. I started my career at the time when PHP5 and Joomla ruled the World. Today, I'm still using PHP, but results of my work are much more SOLID.
During my jurney I was working with different frameworks and systems but since 2014 I'm primarly focused on e-commerce and Magento is my weapon of choice.
Personally, I enjoy family, nature, photography and every vehicle equipped with internal combustion engine.
Over the years I was using a lot of different technologies, systems, concepts and methodologies, the list below contains only those that I know really well.
- Methodologies: Agile, Scrum
- Workflow: Git Flow, Pivotal Tracker
- Backend: PHP, MySQL
- Frontend: SCSS, Vanilla JS
- Frameworks: Magento, Symfony, Code Igniter, Joomla
- Quality: PSR, TDD
- Stack: Docker, LAMP
- Obsession: Accessibility, Standards, Speed
University of Economics, Katowice
Master's degree, Computer Science and Econometrics
Postgraduate, Computer Graphics
What I Do
Currently I'm working exclusively for well established web store from jewellery industry.
You can call me a full stack developer if you like.
With help of SCRUM framework, I'm coordinating team's development process and workflow in order to deliver stable features on time.
My responsibility is to keep technology stack robust. I'm cooperating with partners which are delivering reliable infrastructure and administration services.
I'm providing technological knowledge and analysis which is necessary for making strategic decisions by company's management.
Active programming is my daily routine. I'm working with Magento and Symfony on a daily basis - a day without problem solving would be boring.
As a huge fan of visual arts I really enjoy frontend development. I'm always looking for opportunity to improve accessibility, speed and follow the standards.
I'm an photography geek. Few years ago I launched local photography magazine obscurny.com which is a non-commercial initiative.
I started my career as a freelancer just to experience a overwork after a few years.
Then I found my happiness in long term contracts.
2008 - 2012
As a freelancer I served dozens of clients. In those early times of professional web development I was a designer, coder and marketer, basically a… unicorn.
I learned a lot, my design, coding and business skills were upgraded, my customers were happy… but the price was quite high: I was heavely overworked and I needed to change my professional life.
2012 - 2014
After four years of freelancing I decided to align my career path. I started to work on a long term contract for SWSM (Silesian Medical School) and WSTI (Silesian IT School) as a software developer.
I was focused only on coding so my skills were improved significantly. What is even more important, the team was wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of work for those companies.
2014 - 2021
Few years ago I pushed my career fully into e-commerce. Since 2014 I'm working for My Trio Rings a Web store specialized in jewellery products.
Our system still needs a lot of care, but I'm super happy that I can work on different technological challenges with such a great team.
It is my hobby, but not just a hobby. It's a important part of my life. Even if I am not an active photographer at the moment, I am grateful for everything I learned and experienced on my photographical journey.
Btw. don't forget to visit obscurny.com, local, non-commercial photo magazine which I created few years ago with a group of ambitious and devoted people.
… even if I am not available for hire at the moment ;-)