Robert Cigán
cigan.robert@gmail.com robert@3lancers.cz
Skype: robert.cigan
+420 608 560 735
Czech Republic
Me at Hoover Dam, Colorado river, Black Canyon, Arizona side Me at Hoover Dam, Colorado river, Black Canyon, Arizona side

About Me

I'm a computer enthusiasists - a little bit of nerd and geek. I'm also a husband and a father. In 2011 I started being a freelancer and my life changed a lot. It became more dynamic and suprising and helped me a lot to become a better professional Ruby on Rails developer.

Ruby on Rails, computers, husband & father, RC cars

I use MacBook Pro as a developer and I really love it. In a very small amount of free time that I can have I usually race RC offroad cars.

Work

I have been working with Ruby on Rails for couple of years. My first encounter with a real MVC was in Java (Tapestry/Spring/Hibernate). It was a great refreshing time after some PHP work which always ended up with headaches. In 2006 I tried using Rails (0.9beta at that time) and I was thrilled by it's convenient way of doing things right and easy. Since that I work as a full time Rails developer. The more Rails is evolving the more I'm happy and satisfied with the Rails and Ruby language.

As I'm not a frontend specialist nor designer, I do my best at creating and developing Ruby on Rails backends and database design. To bring the best I use and I really love the test driven development.

Java => Ruby on Rails, since 2006 0.9b, <3 Ruby on Rails, backend developer, startups, long relationship with clients

Typical client of mine is a startup owner that takes from Rails development the ease and speed of bringing web apps quickly online, or well established company with a need of custom web application to help grow their business.

I'm currently working in a team of 3 developers - we call ourselves 3lancers. We have been working together for a long time. Me and Martin are backend developers and Tom is a frontend specialist. That combinations showed us a true power of a small development team. We work together on our clients projects, share the same office and thoughts.

As a developer I'm used to work on projects for quite a long time so my priority is to establish a long term relationship that also ensures my clients that I won't quit a month or two after the project is done. There's always a lot of work later.

My vision is to be a part of something successful that I can work on and use at the same time.

I'm currently help organize and give some talks at Ostrava Ruby Meetups, which is a local Ruby user group.

If you'd like to know more about me, my skills and anything that I can offer, please don't hesitate and let me know. I'm working in a small team of talended and smart people. In case I'm not available for hire I know other great developers that might be interested, you never know.

github.com/robertcigan
linkedin.com/in/robertcigan
workingwithrails.com/person/6537-robert-cig-n
@robertcigan

References

Knight Media Networks has been outsourcing a lot of projects to me and the team I work with since 2009. The most important and successful project I have worked on is iEquine.com which is a social startup for the equine industry. One of the first projects for this client was rebuilding the Arabhorse.com portal, which is quite a large CMS based website.

  • iEquine.com
  • Arabhorse.com

They also build custom CMS based websites for their customers and I help them to create and maintain these custom built websites and the backend that runs these.


I partially participated in Splore.com backend development (lead developer Martin Hladil and frontend designer Tomáš Pavelka). Splore is a startup to connect people by meaningful way through internet based social networking.

My recent project that I work on is Lexvisors.com startup.

  • Splore.com
  • Lexvisors.com

I was a teamleader and developer contracted by Skvělý.CZ that built university internal system the ISIS for the VSP a.s. university. The system runs various types of agenda a covers entire university ecosystem. This was the largest and most complex project I have ever came across.


Since 2011 I'm developing and maintaining reservation system for a sport center.

There's been a lot of other Ruby on Rails projects that I've built, worked on or participated in since 2006.