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Welcome! ¡Hola! Üdv! Hello! Shalom! Yasou! Sawubona! Hallo! Bonjour! Konichiwa! nuqneH! My name is

TAMÁS DEME

'tomzorz'

cybernetic entomologist, master of Suspicion Driven Development (SDD)

Actually a developer & UI / UX enthusiast by day, and to be honest: pretty much the same at night.

Before going any further check out the bridge:

You can find me at all of these places.

You can reach me via skype (tomzorz at outlook dot com) or mail (me at tomzorz dot me). The first address is also my main Microsoft account.

~thingsImade~

~mycv~

Introduction

Hello! My name is Tamás Deme, and I am active in various fields:
  • Windows application development,
  • Web development & sitebuilding (mostly front-end work),
  • UI/UX design.
Currently I work as a Windows platform specialist at Lufthansa Systems Hungary. Since 2015 january, I'm a Windows Phone Microsoft MVP.

Aside from the serious business I also have some other fun projects, like home automation with motion and voice control. I'm really interested in processing natural language and gestures in-air or on a touch screen, or to be a little more generic: I want to combine all the best of today's tech to create something that can reshape the future.

Experience

Lufthansa Systems - Hungary 2014-07 - ongoing

Windows Platform Specialist [project(s) under NDA]
As the platform expert, my work is to oversee the actual solutions and to teach my colleagues the art of Windows development while I'm a developer on the project as well. In this major project, we encountered several challenging tasks, ranging from advanced data sync to advanced custom controls. This project is luckily developed with good UI / UX in mind, so we have the responsibility of that as well.

ITWare 2013-08 - ongoing (outsourced)

Windows app architect several Windows 8 and Windows Phone projects
Some not NDA breaking description: Architecture of a large (over 85k LOC currently) MVVM based Windows 8.1 application. Custom built programmatical layout building with support for dynamic module placement and VM reuse. Creation of a calendar UserControl with week and day view from scratch. (With handling of any number of appointments of any length, group based event highlighting, interaction handling not just on appointment elements, but on empty surfaces too.) The project also gave me lots of experience with WinRT specific issues, handling memory leaks in a XAML based environment and creating custom interactive controls from scratch.
Sole developer of a universal app client (Windows and Windows Phone) for APPaware. The APPaware app creation platform is a wysisyg app editor in a browser. It can create apps described in json, and the client apps on the 3 leading platforms render these as native apps.
Sole developer of the FLEETware Windows Phone client.

freelancing 2010-08 - ongoing

Windows Phone application development
Zero, Pip-Toy 3000, WPPortál and some more...
Web development and design
WPPortál, CE-Aviation, Jávorkút Üdülőegyüttes, Gyerekorizni and some more...
Windows 8.X application development
To My Phone, a larger print magazine's app (specifics under NDA) and some more...

Carnation Group 2012-08 - 2012-12

Windows 8 application development (internship): QRHacker for Windows 8
QRHacker is a service that allows you to create snazzy, highly customized QR codes with ease.
The options you have to draw pixel-by-pixel, set the roundness of the codes’ pixels, add background and foreground images and logos and the like without things getting garish takes this way above the average QR code generator.
Visit the website of Carnation.

BudapestRiddle 2012-06 - 2012-07

Founder, web developer and questmaker.
BudapestRiddle is a fun adventure in the heart of Hungary. It combines riddles and puzzles with GPS based treasure hunting, forcing its players to visit museums and other sights around the city. The first game in 2012 august was organized in 2 weeks by a group of 3 people. From the ~50 players in 13 teams, 3 succeeded in finishing the game.
The next game is currently being organized, and it'll begin this summer.
Click here to visit the website. (Hungarian)

WPPortál 2011-01 - 2015-03

owner and editor-in-chief
Leader hungarian Windows Phone news site. Member of SmartEast.
Visit the website. (Hungarian)

miscellaneous

I sometimes work with a local sound and light technician crew. Throughout the years this gave me some expertise in the field.

Education

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Computer Science
2011 -> (in progress)

Lehel Vezér Secondary Grammar School

2003 -> 2011

Language skills

Hungarian

Native language.

English

Advanced level (C-type) language exam, complete written and conversational fluency.

Skills and buzzwords

web development & sitebuilding

HTML, HTML5, rendering engine quirks, CSS, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, markdown, CMS, Drupal, module development, APIs, Git, SVN, Sublime Text, SLIM framework

Windows Phone & Windows 8 application development

C#, XAML, Visual Studio, TFS, Silverlight, WinRT, Expression Blend

design (web, UI/UX and whatever I have to do)

Photoshop, Illustrator basics, pixel-perfection

everything else

VPS, Debian, LAMP stack, nginx, SSH, SCP / Fiddler, Wireshark / batch processing / C, C++ / Hyper-V, VMWare / Audacity, Vegas, After Effects / Opera

Speeches

WP7.HU 1st birthday event

History and future of Windows Phone - Audience: 50 - 2011-10

Athena School

Introduction to Windows Phone development - Audience: 60 - 2012-11

Telenor Android vs. Windows Phone Workshop

Debate: What is the best mobile platform? (representing Windows Phone) - Audience: 300 - 2012-10 - Visit the facebook event.

Telenor Okostelefon Akadémia I.

WPPortál, our last year - Audience: 40 - 2013-03 - Visit the facebook app.

Telenor Okostelefon Akadémia II.

History of mapping services and softwares - Audience: 300 - 2013-05 - Visit the facebook event.

Roundtable after the BUILD// 2015 live stream watching event at BUTE

Moderated roundtable with 5 Microsoft experts - Audience: 100 - 2015-05 - Visit the event site.

Honors and awards