Adrian Kosmaczewski


Adrian Kosmaczewski is an accomplished software developer, a published writer, and developer relations specialist with 25 years of professional experience. He has published many books about software development, and has shipped cloud, mobile and desktop apps.


49 years old • Swiss National • akos.ma/about

Languages: French & Spanish (mother tongues), English (C2), German (B2), Italian (C1)

Resume: akos.ma/resume (also in PDF, MS Word & LibreOffice formats)


Recent Experience

VSHN

Since May 2019: Developer Relations, specialized in Kubernetes and OpenShift solutions. Author, podcast host, speaker, panel moderator, and organizer of various technology-related events. In charge of internal and external documentation projects.

Vilea

January 2018 – August 2018: Senior Software Engineer developing mobile app and cloud solutions for various clients (Swiss Air Lines, Swisscom, Swyx, Schindler) in iOS and .NET Core.

AKOSMA

January 2017 – December 2017: Training services for mobile software developers.

Previously

Professional experience since 1996. Find out more on LinkedIn.

Education & Certifications

MSc IT

Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Engineering, University of Liverpool, 2006-2008. Graduated with distinction. Thesis: “Cross-platform UML editor in C++.”

Marketing

Digital Marketing Certificate Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2022.

Sales

Red Hat Sales Specialist - Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP), 2022.

Red Hat Sales Engineer Specialist - Platform, 2022

Red Hat Sales Engineer Specialist - Cloud-Native Development, 2022

GitLab Sales Core Verified Associate – 2021

IT

LFS258: Kubernetes Fundamentals, The Linux Foundation, 2022

Master the Mainframe Level 2, IBM, 2020

AI

Mathematics for Machine Learning: Linear Algebra & Multivariate Calculus. Imperial College London, 2019.

Writing

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing). Mt. San Jacinto College, 2014. With distinction.

Scrum

Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance, 2010.

Credly

More at credly.com/users/adrian-kosmaczewski

Technical Experience

DevOps

Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Amazon Web Services, GitOps.

Serverless: Knative, OpenFaaS, Fission.

Continuous integration: GitLab, Jenkins, TeamCity.

Programming

Rust, Go, Python, Java, F#, C#, TypeScript, PHP, C++, Ruby, Kotlin.

Relational database engines: SQL Server, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite.

Backend: Actix, Quarkus, Flask, Sinatra, Slim, ASP.NET Core, Express.

IDEs: Visual Studio Code, Vim, Emacs, JetBrains suite.

Mobile Apps: iOS, Android, Web. Published apps: akos.ma/tags/apps.

Open Source

Conway: (2017-) An implementation of Conway’s Game of Life in 25 programming languages.

Active Record: (2021-) An implementation of the Active Record pattern in Rust.

SwiftMoment: (2015-2017) A time and calendar manipulation library for iOS 9, macOS, tvOS, & watchOS written in Swift.

nib2objc: (2008-2012) Set of tools and utilities (command line, GUI, Mac Service) to transform NIB files for the iPhone into Objective-C code files. Featured in Ars Technica and several publications.

Developer Relations

Projects

“Sample containerized applications” – written in 20 programming languages for the APPUiO Cloud “Getting Started” guide.

“Getting Started with Project Syn” – getting started guide for the Project Syn suite of tools, including video.

“Getting started with K8up” – getting started guide for the K8up Kubernetes backup operator for K3s, Minikube, and Exoscale SKS.

“Backing up Kubernetes Clusters with K8up” – getting started guide for the K8up Kubernetes backup operator.

“Docgen” and “Markup Converter” – applications for internal use at VSHN, built with TypeScript and Bootstrap.

Writing

Documentation: product owner and co-author of the VSHN Handbook, Knowledge Base, VSHN Control Panel Help System, APPUiO Cloud Documentation, Project Syn, and K8up.

“VSHN.timer” – a weekly newsletter about Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI/CD and DevOps, since August 2019.

“De Programmatica Ipsum” – a monthly publication about human issues around software engineering, since October 2018.

Tools: Asciidoctor, Antora, Markdown, Pandoc, LaTeX, Hugo.

Books

“Mobile JavaScript Application Development” – O’Reilly, 2012.

“Sencha Touch: Up and Running” – O’Reilly, 2013.

“Android for iOS Developers – Kotlin Edition 2018” – self published, 2017.

“Tales Of Editors & Keyboards: A Personal Introduction To Vim & Emacs” – self published, 2018.

Community

Co-organizer and host of the Cloud Native Computing Switzerland meetup group.

Speaking

“Microservices or Not? Your Team has Already Decided” – speech at the Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunikation, Bern, Switzerland, November 2021.

“A Decade of iPhone & iOS in 40 minutes” at UIKonf 2018, Berlin, Germany, May 2018.

“Developer Guide to Migrate Accross Galaxies” at App Builders 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Being A Developer After 40” at App Builders 2016, Zürich, Switzerland; Mobile Developer Summit 2016, Bangalore, India; MiXiT 2017, Lyon, France.

Speaking experience since 2006 in full detail at akos.ma/talks/; presentation slides on Speaker Deck; speech transcripts at akos.ma/tags/speeches.

Podcasting

Producer of the weekly podcast “VSHN.timer” from October 2020 to March 2021.

Tools: OBS Studio, Kdenlive, Audacity, iMovie.