My wife and I started a little company together. Its main focus was application development, but we also did IT consulting.
As a side project, we developed a prototype of a smart magic wand. It was an exciting project, and we learned a lot from it.
A small IT business. Flowtion is a cloud-based framework for digitizing and automating business processes, which can be completely tailored to the needs of the customer. I was responsible for the algorithms behind the processes, in the form of a C# solution over 5 years. Little by little, I got involved in system administration tasks and customer relations too. We have to coordinate a lot with the foreign IT of large companies, which I really liked. We were moving towards solving problems, and I really enjoyed that I was reponsible for the architectural issues.
While I worked at Evosoft, we had the opportunity to lead the C# labs at the University of Dunaújváros, and I held programming labs here for two semesters. As part of the Programming II subject, I gave a lecture on communication between applications, which I think turned out to be exciting.
My career here can be described in one word: searching. I was really looking for something, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. After the Engineering Race competition results were announced, I was contacted by an HR person who eventually hired me as a C++ tester. We tested the Siemens scada system (this platform is also used by the TIA Portal), which was responsible for the safety of the factories, among other things. That is why it happened that the same number of testers worked on the system as developers. It was exciting to see the development of such a complex test system. I learned a lot about joint work with foreigners and agile work organization methodologies. That’s when the porting of our project to Linux started, which the Hungarian development team managed. I transferred to the team starting here after half a year. Here, in a team of three people, we achieved all the set goals, when I continued to rotate to the eCar team, where I wanted to get closer to embedded systems again. This is where I realized that I won’t find what I am looking for at Evosoft.
In addition to my main projects, I also participated in two very exciting “side projects”. One was education in Dunaújváros, which I wrote about separately, and the other was a jukebox made for Girls’ Day, which we converted from old floppy players. With this, the Scada system demonstrated its operation. I designed the architecture of the system, I wrote the firmware alone, and I was also responsible for the wiring – here is a small video about it.
I was able to make my first robot in 24 hours in the company of László Losonczy and Péter Schmidt. I loved working with them, and our team, the NehézKérdés (Difficult Question), won the Engineering Race (Mérnökfutam) a year later. We were already very happy that our robot was able to start, and we had to solve remote control as well. We could only use motors that could not turn around 360°. It was a serious challenge, and we even beat some teams – 12 teams started that year, most of them consisting of practicing engineers. The gallery of the competition can be found at this link.
I was an intern at them, but most of the engineers left in the first month, so I won the development of the firmware of a smart electric meter. It was deep water, but since then I haven’t developed at the same rate as there: my work included microcontroller programming, developing the mathematical model of complex metrology problems, and writing a Linux driver. Eventually, hundreds of them were produced. In addition, I participated in several other microcontroller projects during my work here.
C software development for NXP controller.
I went to the university every weekday in the summer and got a lot of programming tasks from my teacher. After this period fortunately there was a deficit of teachers so I taught C and ASSEMBLY basics and 8-bit microcontroller programming for 2 semesters.
In this video, you can see “anna” waking me up. With coffee, or vinyl, depending on when the first event of the day is on my calendar. Anna was the topic of my thesis.
The smart house and the remote controls that control everything completely fascinated me at the beginning of university. Today, I see this topic a little differently, but I have been working on my own smart home solution for years back then. This was before Alexa and Google Home. At that time it was only possible to access the various housekeeping boxes via a central server. At the time, I also wrote a simple mobile app for it, but while we are at it, we worked on a very similar project with Orsi in 2021, which turned out much better!
Tutoring in mathematics, physics and programming.