My name is Łukasz Szkup. I am 37 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 became 13 years old. I received my first computer, the Commodore 64, and I quickly mastered the BASIC language. Half year later I got familiar with Assembler language. In both languages I wrote my first computer game on Commodore 64. When I was around 15 my parents bought me the first PC. Since then I was given an opportunity to learn new languages, among other things: Pascal and C++. Additionally I got interested in programming competitions, both the individual and the group ones, where I willingly competed in and checked my skills. When I managed to get to the final in one of such competitions, it gave me an access to most of universities without any exams. And then I chose the Computer Science Institute on University of Wrocław which offers great atmosphere and the professors with wide range of deep knowledge and competence. This place turned out to be a perfect choice for next 5 years of education.
I started my career between 3rd and 4th year of my studies (November, 2002). Since that moment I have constantly been programming and designing a software. In one of the companies I was leading a big project and making recruitment of new people for the position of software developer.
At leisure I enjoy miniature models assembling. Many years ago I started that hobby and I glued plastic models of planes, tanks and wooden models of gliders. Currently, after many years of break I have come back to this passion but this time extended my interests to remote-controlled models of planes. My second big hobby is practising sports like football, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.