About

Founded in 2018, Paul Brzeski Consulting offers solutions that are researched, made to last and, most importantly, built for humans.

Professional Objectives

  1. Lead on technology and innovation using research to steer decision making.
  2. Compliance with relevant governing laws and best practices in all areas of business.
  3. Build sustainable long term relationships with ethical organisations around the world.
  4. Professional lobbying and advocacy for the common good, focused on Australia
  5. Contribute to the open source code movement and collaborate with the world’s best.
  6. Change the world, using all of the above

Business Values

I acknowledge this business is based on Aboriginal land and recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of the Whadjuk people, the traditional custodians of this land.

Free and Open Source is as much a way of thinking as it is a software licensing scheme, as such I strive to be accountable, transparent, informative and useful to others in all business interactions and activities.

It is important to me that working relationships are respectful, positive and inclusive. Everyone works best when they are comfortable and feel appreciated for their effort.

Technology I have experience with

Cloud Tools and Services

Atlassian Suite, Asana, AWS, Azure, cPanel, Harvest, Google Analytics, Office 365, Wrike

Database Engines

IBM DB2, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL and Oracle

Front-end Frameworks

Backbone, Bootstrap, GMaps, jQuery, Semantic UI, SVG, Three.JS and Underscore

.NET Solutions

ASP.NET, Exchange Web Services API, .NET MVC, Sitekit CMS, Sharepoint, Umbraco and Windows Services

Non-Human Languages

CSS, C#, GLSL, Javascript, HTML, Perl, PHP, SQL (various), Visual Basic

Operating Systems

CentOS, Fedora Core, Manjaro, OSX, Ubuntu, VMware ESXi and Windows Server

PHP Content Management Systems

Drupal, Joomla, Magento, modX and Wordpress

Protocols

COM, TCP, SOAP and WebSocket

Server application Frameworks

ASP.NET, Express.js, socket.io

Self Hosted Solutions

Elastic Search, Grafana, OpenVPN PhpMyAdmin, SuiteCRM

My Story

It probably won't surprise you that I'm of Polish descent, the name is a dead give away. My father is Polish and my mother is Filipino, so I'm actually mixed race.

Born in Australia, I was fortunate to spend some of my youth in my parents home countries - attending parts of primary and high school overseas. This exposure to different cultures and viewpoints was formative to my worldview of humanism.

I wrote my first programs in DOS at age 11 and haven't looked back. I like loud music, fun video games and indulgent snacks. In my downtime I work on my projects, ride my bicycle and wonder about stuff.

Career History

I am a self taught full stack developer with over 14 years experience.

Developed websites and software for numerous sectors including government, higher education, resources and tourism

Self Employed Contractor

Dec 2018 – Ongoing

Technical consultant and software engineer for hire.

  • Develop new websites using Wordpress and 11ty
  • Setup infrastructure, deployments, process, documentation
  • Supporting websites and applications written in PHP and Node.js
  • Solution architecture for new projects
  • Technical consulting for sales, marketing and operations

Co-Owner, Open Studios

Nov 2019 – Ongoing

A consolidation of my and my partners personal projects founded this interdisciplinary production studio. We produce, market and sell several things including:

  • Clothing and jewellery
  • Graphic designs and concepts
  • Software and technical R&D
  • Web comics and video games
  • Websites using static and CMS

Software Engineer, Scantek Solutions

Oct 2018 – Dec 2018, 3 months

  • Developed automated tests within existing framework
  • Produced reports for standards compliance and regulatory adherence
  • Provided support for deployed software and on-call for customer incidents
  • Setup and administration of company knowledgebase, various documentation initiatives
  • Setup continuous integration workflow for tests

Web Developer, Doghouse Agency

Dec 2015 – Sep 2018, 2 years and 10 months

  • Developing new websites using Drupal, SASS and modern Javascript frameworks
  • Integration with web services and creating custom functionality using PHP and Javascript
  • Supporting existing websites built in Drupal and Magento
  • Working in a Continuous Integration environment with AGILE workflows
  • Following best practice initiatives including code reviews and creating pull requests for vendor code

Programmer, iiNet

May 2010 – Sep 2015, 4 years and 5 months

Developer, Precedent

May 2010 – May 2011, 1 year

Programmer, ATS Solutions

Sep 2008 – May 2010, 2 years