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Tomasz Łakomy
Tomasz Łakomy is a Senior Frontend Engineer @ OLX Group, tech speaker, instructor and a ... jQuery evangelist

Architecting for the Cloud - AWS Best Practices (part 1)

December 02, 2019

This series is my attempt to summarise the AWS "Architecting for the Cloud - AWS Best Practices" whitepaper in a slightly more digestable…

So, Tomasz - how did you learn to code?

November 26, 2019

My first program ever was typed character by character from a BASIC book into a Commodore 64 which my parents bought when I was ~7 years old…

WTF is Amazon S3?

November 21, 2019

Amazon S3 is one of those things you may have heard about in the context of: So, we keep our static files on Amazon S3 or Every image…

So, what does it mean to be a senior developer?

November 14, 2019

Defining roles is tricky . After all, assigning a junior/regular/senior level to somebody is a bit like trying to compose the entirety of…

10 rules of a successful meeting in a tech company

November 01, 2019

I've been a part of 5 different (non-remote) companies over the last couple of years and those are the things I've personally seen to work…

What I've Learned About Testing React Apps - Unit Tests

November 01, 2019

There's only one thing you can be absolutely sure when it comes to software development - something will break, eventually. No matter how…

Become a +10% engineer

October 02, 2019

Okay, I know what you're probably thinking. Wait, I thought we stopped talking about 10x engineers? A bit too late to jump on THAT bandwagon…

Passing AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam in 2019

September 18, 2019

So you want to be a Solutions Architect, huh? A while ago my manager Maciej gave me a goal to pass the AWS Solutions Architect Associate…

Sleeping better at night with

July 29, 2019

Disclaimer: This post is a longer (?), better citation needed version of the talk I gave at JSHeroes 2019 The scene Imagine. It's Friday…

In defence of meetings

May 27, 2019

It's highly likely that I don't know you, the reader . But, if I were a betting man (I sometimes am, don't lend me any money) I'd say: You…

7 years as a developer - lessons learned

May 13, 2019

Time flies, doesn't it? My programming journey began in 2012, with my very first C++ internship. Frankly, I had absolutely no idea what I…

What I wish someone told me about speaking at tech conferences

May 12, 2019

You might be familiar with the following scenario. You've been a developer for a while and you've learned quite a lot along the way…