Years in Technology
I am a European, 35 years old, senior software developer and entrepreneur.
I was raised in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the same city I was born in on the 3rd day of the year, just as one of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien. I love my hometown. It's a cosmopolite and world renowned tech hub and the city is filled with opportunities and entrepreneurial spirit.
I am also a father of one and a husband who likes to cook in his free time. Occasionally I play video games on my many gaming consoles. Sometimes I am even joined by my daughter in some virtual quests.
For the past 6 years, I've been producing and hosting a podcast and this is how my love for audio and video content took shape.
I run a small IT business, a company of one, here in Cluj-Napoca. My business has increased its revenue each year for the past 11 years since it started, after leaving a hardware technician job at a local computer store. I am a believer in Paul Jarvis's philosophy of keeping your company as small as possible for as long as possible and this is why, even though my company has many divisions (some do web and software development, some build games, some are made for content creation and so on), I will always only hire new people or outsource the work when and where necessary. This hiring part is good because this way my business can scale when it has to, not because this is the (wrongfully so) belief that companies should be as large as possible.
Working for myself proved to be quite a ride. I've been involved in some capacity on projects for clients in countries like Romania, Germany, Holland, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Russia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, and the United States, serving them with products and services my company has to offer.
So, dear visitor, this is me, in a nutshell. Thank you for being here. I appreciate you!
Years in Technology
Years in Business
Countries with Clients
Once per week I host a Romanian Podcast, called #Burzcast™ where I invite technologists, managers, journalists, researchers, developers, productivity experts and many, many friends and really cool persons.
I chat with these guests and try to keep the sound and content quality as high as possible.
I'm doing the Burzcast™ Podcast for 6 years already and I really love every minute spent in the company of the great guests I have the honour to talk to.
I have a development background. During my 15 years in the industry I have written millions of lines of code for a myriad of software products running on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android devices. I've built software and web applications for various vertical industries, such as: Consumer, Education, Engineering, Energy, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media, Online, Real estate, Retail, Telecommunications, Travel and Environment.
I speak, via video or audio, online streaming, to whomever would listen. My native language is Romanian, but I can also give talks in English, should you need me to. I talk about development on cloud computing, Microsoft technologies, LAMP technologies (really love the power WordPress brings to the web development community), podcasting, blogging, vlogging (or general new media stuff) and business strategies. I gave public talks about the security of the Internet of Things and private talks on why companies can use WordPress for building their corporate website.
I'm a business first and for more than 11 years I run multiple successfully businesses, with yearly constant growth. I can help your small to medium company with specific technology consultancy services. I can help your company use technology (software products, hardware products, smart devices, online services) the way it's meant to be used to "futureproof" your operations and improve your productivity.
Since 2014 I produce and host a Romanian audio podcast. Since last year I've been involved with vlogging and video production and I'm writing blog posts and articles online for more than 11 years. Many of my blog posts are in Romania, over on the Burzcast™ website (the new media content website I run). Should you need consultancy on how to grow your audience, make your brand be heard online or just share your knowledge, let me know.
Whether you decide to hire me, one of my companies or just sign a contract on outsourcing services, my companies and I offer you complete confidentiality, without providing any information about your products, inside information or anything related to the development processes involved. I may ask to endorse the development services when and if the product can be made public.
Product Development Methodologies
I am a developer at core and for over 15 years I constantly improved my project management skills, by constantly studying, analysing and measuring the results. There's a saying: "fast, cheap and high-quality software products. Pick two!". I know how to provide good quality code, fast! As within my companies, I always use Scrum/Agile development methodologies and have regular reporting and meetings with the client to ensure high-quality products and services.