Tuesday, May 22, 2018


A couple of months have passed since my previous post, so I decided to let you know what I've been up to since then.

I had an interview at Facebook. I passed the phone screening and the online interview but I failed the on-site part. Apparently, they didn't like my approach towards the design question. The algorithmic part was much easier than I'd expected, but perhaps solving 150 tasks on LeetCode helped with it too. Let me know if you're interested in more details. I might write a separate post on it if you want me to.

I had a presentation about Kotlin Coroutines at the local Android Developers Group. It took me a lot of time to prepare but the result was quite satisfying and, as I've been told, people liked it and found it interesting. It reminded me that I like sharing my knowledge with others and I enjoy being challenged by public speaking gigs. Perhaps I'll do another one in the future. I only wish it didn't require so much preparation...

I went to Google I/O. I have to say it was quite an experience. Especially for someone going there from Europe. I wouldn't have gone there, had it not been for my current employer, Allegro, who paid for the trip and conference tickets. The talks were great, but you probably know it already, if you're half-interested in what Google is doing. The more exciting part was seeing all this from the first person perspective, going to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, riding a bus with Jake Wharton, chatting with other attendees, having a beer at a local pub in Mountain View, doing a trip of the Google buildings with a friend of mine who works there, and lots of small things like these. All in all, it was a fabulous adventure... not to mention the trip to LA we did with my workmates afterwards.

What I'm trying to do now is update my metro apps, because the number of active users exceeds 13k now and keeps growing. Then I might create a small game of some kind. I have a couple of ideas and my friend Tyna is constantly pushing me into going back to making games. You should check out her creations too: Hidden Paws and Sandmade. I don't have a lot of free time because of my five-month-old son but I should still be able to squeeze in an hour or two here and there.

I'll keep you posted on my progress and interesting events. Thank you for being so patient with me :)