I'm Jeff Kolesnikowicz

WORK.

I’m the lead developer for SimuCase, a virtual case training tool that gives student speech therapists experience with clients — before they encounter their first client. The site is built with HTML5, PHP and a whole lot of javascript.

MY PROJECTS.

In my spare time, I build my own websites. I like bacon, durable products, aquarium t-shirts, and switching file formats.

VOLUNTEER.

I’m looking to volunteer with an ocean based NGO. Sound like a match? Contact me.

ABOUT ME

I love building things. I spent hours in the basement on a commodore-64, the only computer I had growing up, coding, learning and hacking. That turned into building websites – PHP, Java, .NET, Ruby, and Perl on the back-end, JQuery and Prototype on the front and Meteor somewhere in the middle. I’ve been building websites for over a decade and a half now. Building things like CMS tools, training tools, consumer websites and enterprise software. When I tell my parents what I do for a living, I say “I make websites work”.

I also get asked what technologies I work with, so here’s a non-exhaustive list of languages and frameworks: PHP (Zend Framework, CakePHP, Laravel, Symphony, CodeIgniter), Javascript (jQuery, Prototype, Meteor), Perl, Java (Hibernate, JSF) and ASP.Net. I also work extensively with databases including mySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres SQL, Microsoft Access and Oracle.

My resume is available.

I have a passion for the ocean. I’m a diver and have dived coral reefs around the world. I’m interested in the intersection of technology and conservation.

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Web developer hard at work

From the Blog

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Ten years

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The last time I updated this website was about 10 years to the day — and it was built a few years before that. That’s a long time for anything, let alone a website in an industry that moves 10 times faster than most. The site was built in PHP with a bunch of include files that I thought I was being clever about. I got that nostalgic feeling.

Here’s what I’ve done in the last 10 years:

  • Had my two kids, Wesley and Nate and have been watching them grow into boys.
  • Built a lot of websites, business tools and installed wordpress approximately 4482 times.
  • Learned a bunch of new technology, languages and frameworks.
  • Traveled a lot. A whole LOT. Literally around the world.
  • Started new businesses. Watched some fail.
  • Went from a Windows/Linux guy to an OSX/Linux guy.
  • Learned to dive. Explored a whole new world.

But I still have the same car. I guess some things don’t change.

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