About

Hi, my name is Radu Potop and this is my notebook with scribblings. I was born in a small but picturesque town named Târgu Mureș in Transilvania, România — about the same time when Queen performed Live At Wembley.

I do mostly web development: front-end, back-end, and everything in between. I'm also interested in electronics, computer vision, linguistics and graphic design.

I believe that we should develop applications that are intuitive, a joy to use, and enable us to spend less time in front of a computer.
I like most things Linux and open-source related because they have healthy foundations and a noble cause. At the same time I appreciate commercial projects for their vision and pragmatism.
The answer is as always somewhere in between - having sustainable commercial products but also giving back.

In the past I have contributed to a couple of volunteer projects: Jucaushii and Revolushii - both being related to PC games news publishing.
And multiple commercial projects both for UK and Romania based companies, involving technology stacks such as AngularJS, PHP, Python.

I published "A Fault Tolerant, Peer-To-Peer Replication Network" in 2010 (paper, eng.).
In 2011 I graduated with a M.Sc. in Information Technology from Petru Maior University (thesis, rom.).

I give presentations on various occasions. The slides are hosted on Slideshare.

In my spare time I like to work on projects which I find fun and challenging. Most of my code is hosted on Github and Bitbucket.

Contact

Drop me a line at radu @ this domain and I will surely take the time to read it and reply. You can also follow me on Google+ or Twitter.