≡ Matous Dzivjak

  • Hi, I’m Matouš!

    I work as a software engineer at SumUp and do a lot of sports. I am currently training for my first Ironman and an Ultramarathon. I run and cycle a lot but I’m neglecting the swimming. I do plenty of other sports too, like backcountry skiing, climbing, and anything else that I find enjoyable.

    The rest of my free time is spent on coding, reading, cooking, and other stuff. In 2019 I also started this blog to force myself into writing more and to have a place where I could share my thoughts and knowledge. Please take this whole site with grain of salt as my english is far from perfect, and I feel like creating a coherent piece of writing is still impossible task for me (I am working on it though).

    Other than that, I enjoy quantifying my life. I keep track of my finances (using ledger), activites (on strava, newly also on this blog), and other metrics that I don’t currently publish here. I do this because I enjoy statistics and data even though I am mediocre at best at both. By sharing the stats publicly on this blog I hold myself more accountable.

    Philosophy

    I am pragmatic optimist, ISTJ-A (Logistician) personality type according to Myers–Briggs Type Indicator. ISTJ can be split into 4 individual traits, Introverted, Observant, Thinking, and Judging. The -A suffix at the end stands for Assertive. I highly recommend trying the 16 personalities test youtself, while not tentative I find the insights helpful in learning more about yourself.

    Career

    Software Engineer @ SumUp, 6/2021 - now Working on authentication and authorization systems implementing standards such as OIDC or OAuth2. Currently spending most of the time building second factor authentication and request signing. Also fixing a lot of legacy code along the way.
    Golang Backend Developer @ Kiwi.com, 2/2019 - 5/2021 Developing core infrastructure and services with speed and maintainability as the primary goal. Growing my experience and knowledge thanks to awesome team and mentorship from other skilled people in the company. Slowly taking more responsibility and bigger tasks such as initiating gRPC adoption across the company, helping build internal golang packages for cross-team usage, and developing multiple internal core APIs with high availability and stability demand.
    DevOps and Technical Support for Ads Systems @ FTV Prima, 9/2018 - 1/2019 Technical support for online platform advertisement team. Helping with every possible task at hand, so mostly scripting and data pipelines.
    Full-Stack Developer @ Techambition Ltd., 9/2017 - 5/2018 Full-stack developer (Node.js and React) of an online interactive tool for high school mathematics in a small startup.

    Projects

    I enjoy programming outside the work as well and have build and still maintain a few personal projects:

    I also contribute to a few open source projects:

    Fun facts

    Words to live by

    I am most likely destined for average life, which is completely fine. If you zoom out further and it becomes pretty hard to view this tiny spec of time we’ve given and all it’s trappings as anything more than ridiculous. You could become the most famous person in all of human history, build empires, construct massive monuments to your achievement, etch your damn face into the earth with a laser in space… and you’d still have just as much importance, in the scale of time and space, as every human that ever lived. Zero.1

    Before I Die

    I maintain a list of things I would like to do/achieve before I die, you can take a look here.


    1. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/upyafq/comment/i8ol1b3/ ↩︎

    Achievements

    Coming Soon
    4th June 2023
    3.8 km, 180 km, 42.20 km
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    Coming Soon
    15th April 2023
    109.8 km, 3860 m ↑
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    4th November 2022
    103 km, 1240 m ↑
    12:57:39, 30th/301, 14th/62 age group
    24th September 2022
    42.195 km
    2:54:52, 1455th/34765, 231st/3019 age group
    DNF
    9th July 2022
    105 km, 6100 m ↑
    DNF
    26th June 2022
    3.8 km, 180 km, 42.20 km
    11:34:42 (1:15:13, 5:28:58, 4:39:04), 1072nd/2634, 70th/121 age group
    8th May 2022
    42.195 km
    2:59:50, 170th/4604, 57th/554 age group