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My name is

TAMÁS DEME

'tomzorz'

Creative developer and designer

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You can reach me via skype (msttmzddc) or mail (tomzorz at tomzorz dot me).

Introduction

Hello! My name is Tamás Deme, and I am active in various fields:
  • Windows Phone application development,
  • Windows 8.X application development,
  • Web development & sitebuilding (mostly front-end work),
  • UI/UX design.
Currently I work as a Windows mobile platform architect at ITware Kft, but I am also the owner and editor-in-chief of the largest Hungarian Windows Phone portal, wpportal.hu.

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: developing the UX of the future.

Experience

ITWare

Windows mobile platforms application architect & lead developer: [redacted - project under NDA]
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.

freelancing

Carnation Group

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

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

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

miscellaneous

I work with a local sound and light technician crew. Throughout the years this gave me 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.

Honors and awards