My name is Łukasz Szkup. I am 39 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.
Also, I am the creator and owner of the following web app accessible under www.flywithmenow.com and www.lecimyrazem.pl. The main reason for creating this application was to help people who travel abroad alone or don't know foreign languages and need a hand from more experienced travellers. Just to make them feel more confident and not get lost in airports during stopovers.