About

Hello. My name is Jakub and I am CS student at Slovak University of Technology. I am full-stack developer, interested more in backend with skills in Ruby on Rails, Python and Java.

I like startups and startup ecosystem. I co-founded the project Spine Hero, which monitors quality and length of user’s sitting in front of a computer. With this project, we won national round of Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs 2015. Moreover, we were semi-finalist and among top 10 teams in project blueprint challenge and pitch video challenge of the world’s premier student technology competition Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015.

Besides web and desktop applications development, I am very interested in a machine learning and data science. I studied artificial intelligence exchange program at KU Leuven in Belgium. My Master’s thesis research was focused on recommendation. It helps students to learn by supporting collaboration in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course). Proposed recommender system was deployed for Quantum Cryptography course at one of the most popular MOOC system edX in cooperation with Harvard University. Full-paper from my Master’s thesis was accepted at premier international conference for recommender systems ACM RecSys 2017 (acceptance rate 20.8%).

I am open source contributor (Discourse) and I prefer KISS approach. I regularly attend Rubyslava meetups, workshops and conferences.

I like movement. Playing soccer, hiking and biking are my favourite. In addition, I prefer healthy lifestyle and food variety. I am coffee & beer lover. I am fan of motorsport.

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jakub.macina@gmail.com