Szabolcs Szabolcsi-Toth

Technologies and Skills

  • Languages: English, Hungarian
  • Design: web, responsive web, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Code: JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5/CSS3, SASS/SCSS, PHP, Bash, Ruby
  • Deployment & maintenance: npm, linux systems, git/github/gitlab, Docker, Chef, Kubernetes, Hashicorp Vault, TravisCI, TeamCity

Work Experience

CEO & Organizer

JSSC Event organizing, private company • 2017 - present

  • Company management
  • Financial management
  • Event organizing

Senior Engineer

IBM Cloud • 2019 - present

  • Developing user facing Cloud UI's and microservices in React and Node.js

Senior Frontend Engineer

IBM Cloud Video (formerly Ustream, acquired by IBM) • 2016 - 2019

  • Finding solutions to a backend-for-frontend system using React, to feature i18n, SSR, code splitting and Redux state management
  • Transforming a huge legacy JS codebase to module and webpack
  • Driving procedures to have a meetup location at our office
  • Developed and participated in the design process of a Caption Editor for both Cloud Video and Watson Media
  • Planned and developed the Node.js based service for our Q&A allpication

Senior Frontend Engineer

Ustream Inc, startup • 2009 - 2016

  • Early development of mobile video/live player, with ad integration
  • Embedable player for both mobile and desktop (core desktop player was flash based by another team)
  • Created core interactive modules like chat, social message wall
  • Helped desiging, and creating a custom MVC framework for the site JS codebase
  • Finished several iterations on the whole site design together with the team
  • Active participation in recruitment, interviewing

Senior Frontend Developer

Carnation (later it was acquired by POSSIBLE), digital agency • 2007 - 2009

  • Sites for media, telecommunication, banks
  • Mentoring peers

Frontend Developer

Carnation (later it was acquired by POSSIBLE), digital agency • 2004 - 2007

  • Agency work: media sites, microsites

Community work

JSConf Budapest 2015 - 2019

Curator, organizer

  • JSConf Budapest is the part of the international JSConf family
  • 2 day, single track event
  • 75 speakers and ~2000 attendees since 2015
  • Focused on technology, culture and diversity
  • Curated and organized 4 successful events so far
  • My participation was in curating the lineup, organizing venue, catering, hotel and flight arrangements and sponsor negotiations

CSSConf Budapest 2016 - 2019

Organizer

  • CSSConf Budapest is the part of the international CSSConf family
  • single day single track event
  • 27 speakers and ~800 attendees since 2016
  • Organized and helped at 3 successful events so far
  • My participation was in organizing venue, catering, hotel and flight arrangements and sponsor negotiations

Frontend Meetup Budapest 2018 - present

Co-Organizer

  • Helping around the meetup organization, speakers, venues
  • Occasional MCing at the events

Global Diversity CFP Day Workshop 2018 - present

Mentor, facilitator

  • Helping around the organization, mentors, venue
  • Mentoring at the workshop itself

Speaking Engagements

NodeConf EU 2018

Healthy & fit wombats for the greater good

Kilkenny, Ireland • 2018 Nov 5-7

Thunder Plains 2017

Café Terminal

Oklahoma City, OK, USA • 2017 Nov 3

RuhrJS 2017

Redundant DevOps

Bochum, Germany • 2017 Oct 14-15

UpFront Conference 2017

Café Terminal

Manchester, UK • 2017 May 19

Craft Conference 2014

JavaScript Module Server

Budapest, Hungary • 2014 Apr 23-25

Education

Bachelor of IT Engineering

University of Pécs - PMMFK

  • Pécs, Hungary • 1999 - 2004