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Wojciech Gruszczyk

Pretzel | Photo by Pierre Gui on Unsplash

Summary

Hiring the right people is critical for the success of any startup. In the post-COVID era of fast-paced technological changes, it's even more important as the impact of a single person can be huge. In this article, I'm sharing my thoughts on the qualities of an ideal candidate and how I look for them.

· 8 min read
Wojciech Gruszczyk

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In this post, I share my thoughts and recent experiences with Scrum and Kanban. While the first one is my default choice, the latter turned out to be revolutionary for my team at the startup I'm currently developing. Why? What are the benefits? When Kanban can yield better results than Scrum? Read on to find out!

· 8 min read
Wojciech Gruszczyk

Your software is as good as its documentation. Even if it's a truism, it's worth remembering, especially when creating a SaaS solution with self-service capabilities and versatile APIs, or when building open-source (no, README.md in your GitHub is not sufficient).

Big tech companies know it very well. They invest significant money in creating and maintaining their documentation. They use dedicated tooling and have teams to build it. But what about startups? They are usually focused on building the product and acquiring customers. In this post, I give you my opinionated guide on how to create world-class documentation without investing.

Believe me, you can't afford to have bad documentation!

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Artistic presentation of Docusaurus - generated with Stable Diffusion (Stable Diffusion Web)

· 4 min read
Wojciech Gruszczyk

Another month, another conference. On October 25th, I had the pleasure of being a speaker at AI<>BA. The main focus of the conference was on business applications of AI. I was asked to give an introductory speech and define the common language - not an easy task, especially if you are used to speaking to a more technical audience. At the end of the day, I think it was beneficial for both - the audience and myself to have a chance to rethink the obvious and ask ourselves if we truly understood:

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.

Richard P. Feynman

In this post, I will not summarize the conference but will try to summarize my practical observations.

AI<>BA Conference - Practical Applications of AI for Businesses on the Crossroads

· 4 min read
Wojciech Gruszczyk

On the 28th of September '23, I had the pleasure to be a speaker at the Cloudyna MeetUp 2023. The event took place at Leśniczówka, the rock'n'roll hub of Katowice, where the electric atmosphere matched the iconic venue. Besides the great talks, the event was an opportunity to meet with the community and discuss the latest in generative AI, which was sometimes quite heated. In this post, I'm sharing a summary of the event, focusing on the wow moments I experienced.

Elbert Einstein on Woodstock '69 wearing Ray-Ban © glasses - envisioned by Midjourney