Hello there and welcome to my website!
My name is Borut Balažek and I am a Web Developer based in Ljutomer, Slovenia, Europe.
I am a Full-stack developer who loves to develop perfect solutions with agile methods, clean code and the newest technologies.
Currently available for freelance or full-time work. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I first became interested in web development around 8 years ago. At the beginning, I started coding very basic HTML websites, but with years of hard learning and working, I got into more and more complex projects. Nowadays I mostly develop custom web and hybrid mobile applications, but I still do have extensive knowledge of developing websites, e-commerce shops and custom themes (and plugins) for WordPress.
My primary web technologies and tools are Symfony2 / Silex, HTML5 with CSS3 and AngularJS. You can view the full list of my skills at Visual CV. Otherwise, I do also have basic knowledge of C, C++ and C#.
When I do not work on commercial projects for clients / employer, I learn, work and experiment with machine learning, ANNs and WebGL stuff.
My mother language is Slovenian, but I also fluently speak English and German.
My human attributes are perfectionism, independent working, discipline, self-initiative, open-mindedness and trustworthiness.
In my free time I am (or was) also a music producer (check out my
and I also like to watch TV series. Here is my top 6 list:
1. Mr. Robot, 2. Sherlock, 3. Silicon Valley, 4. Eureka, 5. Breaking Bad, 6. Community, 7. Wilfred and 8. The Simpsons
I have already worked for many companies and agencies. Here, just to list a few: Philips, Dannon, LesMills, Radenska, Union, Medex, Diggit, Planet Tuš and many more.
Some of the projects that I have recently worked on, or that I have build, are websites with around 80k monthly visitors, web applications with tens of thousands of users and Facebook (contest) applications with up to 120k participants.
My workflow and communication tools are: Slack, Skype, Hangouts, JIRA and Trello.
Besides my primary role of being a web developer, I have also had secondary roles, where I managed the project and implemented an agile methodology to the team (kanban or scrum), server administration and implementation of automatization (CI and CD).
In addition, I am also a open-source contributor. Just to list a few of my open-source projects: a boilerplate for contests / prizegames, an Slack-like web chat application, an office logging system, a starter kit for web applications and many more. Please visit my GitHub account, to view all of them.