About me

I’m a medical doctor by education, but I'm not practicing medicine. I finished medical school and shortly after graduation in 2011 I was already on a plane to San Francisco to join the great folks at Academia.edu and be a software engineer. Although I liked being a doctor,…

#Winning with MapServer, PostGIS and Ruby on Rails

This post was written for a game development project. We were building a real-time strategic running game. TL;DR: We used MapServer, MapCache, PostGIS, PostgreSQL, Open Street Map and a bunch of other awesome technologies to build fast and cheap maps for Jog of War. Here is how. When we…

Students build rocket system

In contrast to my first entry’s futuristic outlook, I intend to return to the reality of now with the following words: “Where can I start building a spaceship?” For some very lucky students at Purdue University of Lafayette, Illinois, the answer to that question is an excited “Right here,…

A Case for Spaceships

Who are you? I’m a student, living in Slovenia. I study medicine, but my love is coding and design. That’s all good and well, but where is engineering, you say? Where is math? Physics? Chemistry? Where is any skill required to build a spaceship? No, I’m just…