My name is Łukasz Szkup. I am 38 years old. I live in Brisbane, Australia. Currently I work as a consultant at Readify.
I have been programming for many years. My first encounter with programming was when I turned 13. I received my first computer from my uncle, the Commodore 64, and I quickly mastered the BASIC language. A few months later I got familiar with Assembler. In both languages I wrote my first computer game on that machine.
When I was around 15 my parents bought me my first PC. It gave me an amazing opportunity to learn new languages, like Pascal, C and C++. Additionally, I got interested in programming competitions, both individual and group ones, where I was willingly checking and improving my skills. When I managed to get to the final in one of such competitions, it gave me a free pass to most of the universities in Poland. And then I chose the Computer Science Institute at the University of Wrocław which offered a great atmosphere and wonderful professors with deep knowledge and competence. This place turned out to be the perfect choice for the next 5 years of my education.
I started my professional career between the 3rd and 4th year of my studies (November 2002). Since then I have been constantly programming and designing software. In a few companies I was also involved in leading teams. And when I create software, I don't only focus on the quality of the code - UI and UX are equally important to me.
In my free time I enjoy testing different diets on my body. I also like to cook, which is naturally connected with following a diet. Also, I love practising different kinds of sports which allow me to unwind and be always in a good shape.