Samuel Laska

iOS & full-stack dev, wannabe entrepreneur, designer,
hacker, meteor.js, handy with photoshop & illustrator

I am always into working with new tech, be it Bitcoin, Apple Pay, iBeacons or wearables. Frequent visitor to hackathons, I love idea mixing, quick execution and rough competition. Fluent in English, Swift, Objective-C, PHP, MySQL, HTML, JS, CSS, Java and good in German, node.js/meteor. No stranger to new techniques like responsive design, sass or cloud computing. Can stich together usable UI design.

I enjoy going running or cycling. Terrible skater & even worse snowboarder (still love it, though).

Launched Crypto Pro - 1/2016

Bitcoin ticker for iPhone with 3D Touch capabilities, Apple Watch app and complications.

HackTheNorth - 09/2015

Got invited to participate in international hackathon in Waterloo, Canada!

Met a crazy amount of people, was in an awesome multicultural team and created a small extension for sending Bitcoin over Facebook Messenger.

JustPark iOS Internship in London

JustPark is one of most successful British startups, aiming to be AirBnB for parking spaces. I helped them launch with Apple Pay in UK, enhanced their Apple Watch app and reworked the iOS app to new on-demand business model.

Apart from sharpening my development skills I learned a truckload about entrepeneurship, funding, management and customer happiness.

WWDC 2015 Scholarship

Was awarded scholarship by Apple for my app submission. It involved nice CoreGraphics intro, auto interview inside custom messages interface and making little fun of Tim Cook :)
github.com/samuellaska/wwdc_2015

Launched GoDiscover - 2/2015

Tinder for tourist locations - coded & co-designed Android travel app. goo.gl/ygR0h6

SND hackathon - 12/2014

One of the 3 winning projects, an android app allowing visitors of museum to receive information about artwork just by coming near to it with their phone. Used Estimote iBeacons.
github.com/samuellaska/SNG_beacon

Startup Weekend Bratislava - 11/2014

Created MVP for Spark, an Apple Pay bridge for Safari allowing you to effortlessly pay in eshops inside Safari without having to go through traditional checkout process.

HackMed Milano - 9/2014

Coded in 40 hours, iOS app for tracking hydratation levels by measuring skin-conductivity with special wristband. Won 3rd place.
github.com/samuellaska/hydrate_me

Techpeaks - The people accelerator

Participated in 3 month accelerator program in Italy with kickresume.com - online resume maker.
Learned a lot about startup fundraising, lean methodology, business models, team & marketing

Startup Weekend Bratislava - 11/2013

Coded 1st place winning, p2p over WiFi dating app called Approach. Had lot of fun & met interesting people - this was the event that got me interested in startup scene


Physics at Comenius University Bratislava

Although I studied physics, I slowly gravitated towards computer science (pun intended). I taught myself iOS from CS193P Standford course, compsci&cryptography from Udacity, startup basics from Sam Altman's YCombinator class. I also read & experiment a lot and love to create new stuff.