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Jarosław Staniek

Senior Software Engineer

I have got a MCS degree in software engineering at Warsaw University. Developing software has been my profession since 1996, and I have been programing since 1987. Since 1998 I have specialized in developing multi-platform software and user interfaces with the Qt framework and C++. I live with my family in Warsaw, Poland. Since 2003 my technical and non-technical interests have included the KDE Project, one of world's largest creator of Free Software, KDE's applications and frameworks, its commercial and voluntary adoption on Unix and non-Unix platforms. This includes Windows and mobile/embedded platforms. In 2003  I founded the KDE on Windows project, which is still pretty active. Also since 2003, I have been a maintainer and a core engineer of the http://calligra.org/kexi project, offering a modern visual application builder, hosted within the KDE community. Kexi is included in the Calligra Suite (until 2010 called KOffice). Along the way many related components were born such as a Predicate data handling abstraction layer, which can be called a superset of ODBC. To make ambitious projects like this possible, communication between businesses and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) communities needs optimization and facilitation. Tactics, strategies and daily activity have to be coordinated. Utilization of resources should be aimed at the growth of cooperating organizations and individuals. It is the mission of a FOSS Liaison. Actual challenges include empowering all parties to ensure proper development and maintenance of software and services. The outcome is a boost of creativeness among employees and contributors, an improvement of their soft and hard skills and their work satisfaction.

The list of my employers includes OpenOffice Software and Samsung R&D Institute Poland.

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