About Me

There are two kinds of people in this world. I belong to the one, where we ask questions and are curious by nature. I always want to know how things work. To just use things has never been enough for me. It's about creating things that can change the world we live in. That is why, a long time ago, I decided to learn how to write code using various programming languages and well-known techniques (patterns). I started with Visual Basic at school, then explored Delphi in High School and then dived into .NET with all associated types of apps that could be created at the time. It's also mandatory to know some script languages like Bash and PowerShell. Through writing code, I learn the most about anything.

Contact Details

Marcin Siemion
Sokołów - Podlaski
Mazovia Province, Poland

(+48) 732 609 009
prot[at]prot[.]com[.]pl

Education

M.C. Skłodowska-Curie Upper Secondary School in Sokołów Podlaski

Major: Information Technology and English June 2006

Once, when our English teacher wanted to check out our knowledge of Reported Speech, she gave us over ninety sentences to work with and no more than ninety minutes to complete the task. At that time I felt like it was kind of student's nightmare, but today I do appreciate the whole effort she put into teaching us RS and many other aspects associated with learning English.

Wyższa Szkoła Menedzerska in Warsaw

Specialty: Operating systems and network administration June 2011

Each time any class had something to do with writing code or working with Linux, these very soon would become my favorites. We had a teacher who was so into Unix based environments, that it was a real pleasure to attend each class to learn and admire the man who was so passionate about his work. Once, he gave me a very important lesson by saying that the best men in IT are those who were capable of creating their own tools that could make their and other people's work easier.

Work

Freelancer

.NET Developer (C#) 2009 - Present

My last (recent, 2019) project required creating a Windows based service to communicate with two local MSSQL Servers and a remote REST (json) service. The project was made in cooperation with some very smart people from Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania and GS1 Polska.
You can find out more about my interests associated with programming on my blog: blog.prot.com.pl

Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa

SAS Maintenance team member 2012 - 2013

That is how I started to gain more and more experience of working with the most complex relational database management system - Oracle. I still benefit from the lessons I learned at the time as now I'm responsible for maintening IMPULS Evo at Sokołów S.A. which is based on the Oracle 12c cluster.

Sokołów S.A.

IT Specialist, Infrastructure Services 2015 - present

In a nutshell: every day brings something new. The environment is so big that it's difficult to write and focus on the most important aspects. VMware, Dell SCv3020 and EqualLogic storages, Dell 4040-ON (iSCSI), Cisco and Hewlet-Packard network equipment, Bash and PowerShell scripting, Debian based OS(es), Active Directory and many other Windows based services and much more - this is what I deal with on a daily basis working at Sokołów S.A.
It's not worth trying to be good at everything. Find your specialty and stick with it, otherwise you'll soon reach a dead end - lesson learned.

To find out more about my everyday responsibilities at work, check out the documentation I've been gathering for over three and a half years now - Knowledge base

Skills

One is naive if thinks they can learn anything at once and be able to implement that knowledge in the same short amount of time. My work approach includes making notes, creating clear manuals for myself and others, sharing my knowledge. I seek knowledge and opportunities to learn. Every failure is a lesson. Every lesson is a bless.

  • .NET (C#, along with JQUERY & HTML5 & CSS)
  • Linux (Debian, RHEL, Bash)
  • Windows (Server, Office)
  • VMware 5.5, 6.5 along with storage
  • Cisco, Dell & HP
  • Oracle, MSSQL, MongoDB, Docker, PowerShell, (..)

Client Testimonials

  • Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

    Rikki Rogers
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.

    Mark Twain
  • Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

    Newt Gingrich
  • If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.

    Wayne Dyer

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