10 seconds bio
- Hi there! I’m Adam from Wrocław, Poland 👋
- When I was 13, I made my first website in Microsoft Word. Fast forward to today, …
- … I’m a software developer in Automattic, where I contribute to an open-source project called WordPress. Find me on GitHub!
- I have also worked as an engineering manager and a data scientist.
- Recently I learned I have ADHD. It helped me understand and accept my shortcomings.
- I like improv comedy classes, making jewelry (we made our wedding bands!), and bouldering.
- In my startup days, I founded [bench], a kind of real-time whiteboard. We became #1 on ProductHunt.
- I’m fascinated by Machine Learning:
- I wrote a paper about how ML may change the pharmaceutical industry.
- I completed the Stanford AI professional certificate, worked on content recommendations in Tumblr, and applied to OMSDA on Georgia Tech.
- Lately, I realized the feedback loop of big data mentally exhausts me, so I decided to focus on open-source and keep ML as a hobby.
What is this site?
I will write about software, happiness, data science, and life design. To that latest point, I wrote about getting my Bachelor’s in six months.
Why do I want to write?
To improve my relationships. Post ideas inspire excellent discussion leading to a shared understanding. It’s important to me because I bond with people through creativity and collaboration. In this regard, working with open-source software has been a pure joy for me: WordPress community is a simmering stewpot of creative discourse and serendipitous collaboration. I hope writing will become a recipe for a similar dish in all areas of my life.
Think clearer. I want writing to be a thinking tool for me. Explaining is just bridging knowledge gaps with vivid examples, useful metaphors, and surprising insights. Coming up with these requires serious mental effort and a great understanding of the subject matter. Whenever I struggle, it hints that I’m missing something and still have some space to grow.
Having fun! I am happiest when I get to think, create, and interact with people. It feels natural during the improv classes, in the open-source world, and even when I journal in private. I want to take that energy and use it for publishing: Let’s share something with the world and enjoy all of it!