Who am I?

Martin Váňa

My name is Martin Váňa and I am a software engineer and a full-time master student at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Czech Republic). I am enrolled in a master degree programme called Software Engineering with specialisation in Natural Language Processing.

Currently, I am working as a lead web designer and analytics at eSports. My job is to make sure that mission-critical applications are up and running, provide technical advice to my coworkers, and help project managers with a project analysis.

New challenges and things to learn are what I am constantly looking for. I am not afraid to share my knowledge with others. I am open for opportunities such as internships, interesting thesis topics or chances to further my education abroad.

Programming skills

At the university, we usually write assignments in Java. I love to use C/C++ (not only) for competitive programming contests such as ACM-ICPC, Code Jam or Hacker Cup. Sometimes I use Python as well.

I create web applications using PHP (with Nette Framework), and HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. Of course, I utilise a number of automation tools and preprocessors such as Grunt, LESS or SASS.

As a GNU/Linux user, I am familiar with Bash. I have encountered Haskell, Rust, Lisp, Prolog and Assembly. I love to write documentation using TeX/LaTeX or Markdown. I experiment with various algorithms, data structures, and programming approaches. I also contribute to the OpenSource community on Github.

Education

2015 – Present
The University of West Bohemia, Pilsen (Czech Republic)

01/2016 – 06/2016
Mälardalen University, Västerås (Sweden)

2012 – 2015
The University of West Bohemia, Pilsen (Czech Republic)

Hobbies

Martin Váňa at Brooklin bridge, NYC

Travelling is my passion. I love hiking and I also like to explore foreign cities and get to know different cultures. I play table tennis for TJ Sokol Holoubkov A team. I own a mountain bike and I enjoy riding in nature. During a winter, I go skiing or ice skating.

In my leisure time, I read books. My favourite genres are horror, fantasy, and sci-fi. Stephen Edwin King, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, and last but not least, Douglas Noel Adams are my beloved authors.