About

It all started when I was born, in 1985, on February 20. It was a cold day in Roman, Neamt, Romania, 50cm of fresh snow. The number one song that day was Wham! featuring George Michael – Careless Whisper.

My drive

I love life, I love new experiences, seeing new places and meeting new people. I am a strong believer in loving what you do. I believe in Karma and in a pay it forward mentality. I tend to be a very optimistic person and look at life’s events from a positive perspective.

I am inspired by people like Richard Brandson, Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Malcom Gladwell or 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Macklemore.

Proffesional life

Makan Studios: created as a lifestyle business, we are developing mobile apps that have brilliant UX, sharp interface implementation all wrapping up innovative technology in the field of colors. I will be posting updates about our applications on this blog. Apps developed: Real Colors Pro, Real Colors Lite, Real Colors for iPhone, Conscious, Haute.

We have won several prizes for our apps, including Best Romanian App, Best App Design, Best Project & Team.

Wintermag.ro: one of the most important online stores selling ski and snowboard equipment. I am managing the business and I am constantly looking for new partnerships both technical and commercial.

Summermag.ro: a fresh online store selling outdoor equipment. It is Wintermag’s smaller brother and we have invested all our knowledge into it.

I was part of the lovely Brainient team until March 2012, as a Research Engineer. I handled the research department, applying the science to increase the performance of video campaigns through interactive video advertising and personalized video retargeting. I have also worked at Bitdefender as a Software Engineer and some other small startups in Bucharest since 2005.

Interests

Technically, I am interested in iOS app development. I am also passionate about Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I am a full stack developer with knowledge of various programming languages like C/Objective C/C++/C#, Java, PHP. I develop software using my own flavour of Agile methodology: deliver fast, deliver often.

I am also interested in business and product development. I am a big fan of 4 Steps to Epiphany and I am applying the lean paradigm in my projects.

I love working with young people. In 2010, I have coordinated Bogdan Antohi, Tiberiu Chibici and Andrei Iacob, students at “Petru Rares” National College in Suceava to develop “Vizor – school authentication system based on face recognition”, which won the first prize at the National Innovation Contest.

Hobbies

Besides going out and having fun, I also enjoy going outside and doing some sports. More about it on this special page.

If you made it this far, you definitely earned a big big thank you from me for taking interest in what I am and do. Muah & thank you!

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