Radek Pazdera

Hi, I’m Radek, a 25 years young open source enthusiast based in London.

I got my formal education in CS at the Brno University of Technology (graduated in 2013). However, my passion for computer programming is much older than that. It all started more than a decate ago with a few silly adventures in Delphi and HTML. Although a lot has changed since I was 12, my interest in software engineering only grew stronger.

Starting early in 2012 until late 2013, I had the privilege to be a part of Red Hat. I was a core developer of the LNST framework within the kernel-qe team. I also worked with Lukas Czerner for a bit on a project related to the ext4 file system. My goal was to optimize the way ext4 stores directories on disk.

There are also several open projects I developed myself. The most recent addition being tco, a Ruby tool that simplifies using colours in the terminal. The languages I enjoy using the most are Ruby, Python, C, C++, and Bash. You can find out more about my projects on my website: broken.build.

After almost two years with Red Hat, I decided to move to London and enter the world of startups. In October 2013, I joined Kano – an awesome company that develops open-source based computer kits for everyone. My role here is a software engineer and with a team of amazing people, we’re on a mission to make learning computer programming fun and accessible to anyone.

Besides computers, I am an avid reader, a guitar player (more than 7 years), and a regular runner. I enjoy longboarding, snowboarding, and many other sports that require using a board (not waterboarding though!).