Janez is a senior performance engineer at Tag1 consulting, where his daily responsibilities include planning, building and running enterprise level high-traffic web applications. Janez, being part of their team, is a prominent contributor to Drupal core and its contributed modules. He is also author of BitQ&A and Opassum.
Before joining Tag1 he worked at MD Systems and Examiner.com (part of AXS.com), which was one of the earlier adopters and most notable corporate contributors to both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. Before joining Examiner.com in 2013, he worked for one of the biggest and oldest media companies in Slovenia, Delo. There he architected and led the implementation of many web applications, including slovenskenovice.si, which is still the highest traffic Drupal website in the region.
He is also an active member of the Drupal community. In 2014 he helped initiate the media initiative for Drupal 8 and has been one of its main maintainers and architects since then. As part of the initiative, he contributed to many contributed modules and Drupal core. In the past few years he led contribution sprints and has given many talks on the topic.
Janez graduated with a bachelor's in software engineering from Faculty of Computer and Information Science at University of Ljubljana. As part of his bachelor's thesis he studied the implementation of Scrum methodology in a web development department of an established media company. His bachelor's dissertation is available online (in Slovenian). During his studies he developed strong interest in various topics, including artificial intelligence, distributed systems, algorithms and data structures.
Together with two daughters and his wife, he lives in Portorož, a small town on the Slovenian coast of the Adriatic Sea, less than 2 hours' drive from Venice.
For more details about his career, check his CV.