Jakub Nabrdalik was born a year before Commodore 64 was introduced, and soon started programming text-based adventure computer games for that machine. He got his B.Sc. from the University of Warmia and Mazury, and his M.Sc. from Military University of Technology, both in Poland. Sucked up by the world's transition to the Web, he started building ERP, e-commerce, and enterprise systems on a thin client with PHP, C#, Java, and Groovy. In 2005, his life was changed dramatically by Test Driven Development. As a strong believer in the Agile Manifesto and Craftsmanship, he started sharing his passion by speaking at conferences (33rd Degree, TopConf, Confitura, and Javarsowia), Warsaw Java User Group meetings, Agile Warsaw meetings, and mentoring/coding at several workshops and Hackathons.
Since 2007, he has been working as a Solution Architect at TouK, a medium-sized Agile company, making dedicated software for telcos, banks, and smaller customers. His main goal is to build highly maintainable services, in a very time-and-money-constrained environment. He blogs a bit at blog.solidcraft.eu.