About me

I am Michael Hořejšek, computer programmer. At least it's my profession and one of my passions. I started with PHP at small companies when I was studying at high school. But soon I switched to something better, to Python, which I started to use professionally at Seznam.cz. I worked at Seznam for many years on many projects, including CRM, business, financial and recommending systems. Right now I am working at CZ.NIC on projects to help the Internet.

Python is not my only favorite language. I can work with a lot of languages, mostly JavaScript and Haskell. I really like functional programming and I would love to see used that more. Because Haskell is not used much and not many people know it, I use Rust instead and I keep Haskell for my personal project. A project called personal RSS reader, which is reader downloading articles not just from RSS and sorting by index „how probably I would love to read that“.

My second passion is dance. I dance salsa a lot and I travel quite often to festivals around the Europe. To enjoy dancing with my dancing friends, learn more, practice more and just move a little bit after sitting all day in front of a computer. And who knows, maybe one day it will be the other way around – I will be finding some chair with computer to rest for a while. :-)

Last biggest part of my life is traveling. Now mostly to salsa festivals, but I also like to go visit and explore countries and their culture. Do some good pictures, be part of funny stories and share it with friends and something also here to blog. That's why you can find a lot blog posts about programming, traveling and dancing. Older posts are in Czech and since the end of 2016 I started the switch to English.