My name is Wojtek Zając1, and I’m a software engineer. Originally based in Kraków, Poland, I've been traveling extensively since 2010. Eventually—in 2015—I’ve sold some of my bigger possessions, left everything else behind and became a digital nomad.
My professional work is mostly related to front-end development which I got into in the early 2000’s.
Within Front-End, I specialise in Web Accessibility and I’ve given several workshops and presentations on the topic. In 2005, I've published the first course of Polish Sign Language available online. Since then, I've been working with major Universities in U.S., UK and Australia, govermental insitutions and private companies on making sure their websites comply with accessibility regulations.
Over time, I became accustomed to working in teams of different sizes and shapes, both as a member and leader. That includes fully distributed (remote-first) groups, physical offices with satellite workers, multi-site groups spread between different continents, and traditional single-site teams. I've also founded and been running a local office for 4 years scaling it up to 18 people. All of these experiences gave me an unique perspective into the mechanics of every model behind remote work and into various kinds of communication patterns.
Currently, my interests revolve around technical leadership and best ways to foster company culture that leverages remote working and asynchronous communication.