Hi, I'm Michał Dudak
I'm a software developer, designer, photographer and motorcyclist.
I spend most of my time working for Future Processing in Gliwice as a technical advisor and an internal trainer. I also run my own business – Digital Creations, with the help of my fiancée, Karolina Pacholczyk.
I like to call myself a full-stack web developer slighly biased towards frontend. I love messing around with web user interfaces (HTML+CSS+JS FTW!) but I'm not afraid of doing server stuff as well. My weapon of choice is ASP.NET (I'm a Microsoft Certifed Technology Specialist in .NET Framework 4, Web Applications). I'm also familiar with node.js and know a bit about PHP (at least enough to handle Joomla! and WordPress sites ;)).
Recently I've also gained interest in mobile development. As .NET is a familiar territory to me, I started with Windows Phone. I'm planning to learn development on the other platforms as well in the future.
When not involved in geeky stuff, I enjoy taking photos and riding a motorcycle (possibly at the same time).
If you're interested in technical articles, head over to my blog. I hope you enjoy your stay here!
Some of my work include:
Grid component for AngularJS. This is my attempt to create a light, simple grid with angular-style, declarative syntax.
A Windows Phone 8 app made for citizens of Rybnik town in Poland. It shows waste disposal schedules, allows setting notfications and shows latest news from the local council.
Tiny library for persisting data in JSON files. An alternative to database systems for small data sets (think application settings) allowing external access.
Public transport management system
A large, distributed system made by Future Processing for one of the European capital cities. Based on node.js and AngularJS.
I have been contributing to it for 1.5 years as a lead developer.
I had a chance to speak at these events:
Continuous Lifecycle LondonASP.NET + Docker + Azure May 2016 London, UKA new version of my ASP.NET + Docker + Azure talk for DevOps audience. More focus on container management, less on coding. Plus, description of new features of the recently released Windows Server 2016 TP5.
GET.NETASP.NET + Docker + Azure October 2015 Gdańsk, Poland
.NET Developer Days 2015ASP.NET + Docker + Azure October 2015 Warsaw, PolandDocker has been in Linux world for quite some time. But how can .NET developers take advantage of it? In this talk I showed how to run ASP.NET applications inside Linux containers and new Windows Server containers, and then, how to host them in Azure.
4Developers 2015.NET 2015 - co nowego? (.NET 2015 - what's new?) April 2015 Warsaw, PolandAn updated version of the talk I gave on ITAD 2014 in Gliwice. I covered differences between .NET Framework and .NET Core, presented new features in C# 6, and summarized upcoming changes in ASP.NET 5 and Entity Framework 7.
IT Academic Day Gliwice 2014Nowości w .NET w roku 2015 (.NET 2015 new features) December 2014 Gliwice, Poland
A summary of the changes Microsoft is preparing for the 2015 release of .NET and related technologies and tools including Visual Studio 2015, C# 6.0, Roslyn, ASP.NET 5, .NET Core and others.
This talk was given at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.
IT Academic Day Bielsko-Biała 2014ASP.NET 5 - co nowego? (ASP.NET 5 - what's new?) November 2014 Bielsko-Biała, Poland
An extended version of the talk I gave at Future Dev Day 2014. I covered more ASP.NET 5 features such as the new project system, MVC 6, OWIN support and more.
Future Dev Day 2014ASP.NET vNext - co nowego? (ASP.NET vNext - what's new?) October 2014 Gliwice, Poland
A quick overview of the most exciting features of the ASP.NET 5 (codenamed vNext t the time).
Future Dev Day 2011Code review - czy naprawdę opóźnia development? (Code review - does it really slow development down?) - with Tymoteusz Dragon September 2011 Gliwice, Poland
A short talk I gave on Future Processing's internal developer event - Future Dev Day. Unfortunately, no resources are available.
I've been training Future Processing employees for over four years. The most recent set of workshops include:
The workshop is divided into three parts - basics, advanced stuff and testing. The whole code is available on GitHub.2 days
I've noticed that developers usually don't like CSS. I'm trying to convince them it's not so scary.
During the five-hour workshop we're creating a website from scratch, based on a provided design. Several layout building techiniques are covered as well as media queries, transitions, animations and transforms.5 hours
AJAX in .NET
In today's web development asynchrounous data transfer is a must. This workshop covers both client and .NET server side of things. Participants learn how to leverage the browsers' XMLHttpRequest API as well as jQuery $.ajax method. On the server, several request handling methods are described: ASMX web services, WebForms page methods, HTTP handlers, ASP.NET MVC actions and WebAPI actions. In the future this will be extended to cover ASP.NET 5 middleware as well.2 hours
If you are interested in holding one of these workshops in your company, let me know!