I’m Joshua Rogers, originally from Melbourne, Australia. These days I live in Poland.
I’m currently working at Opera Software as a Security Engineer on a ton of awesome projects (and with awesome people).
I studied Applied Mathematics and Cinema/Film Studies at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, completing both a BSc and a BA with an overall GPA of 3.25. People always tell me that Mathematics and Film is a weird mix: but I think, in a way, they complement each other.
My main interests include (but are not limited to):
- Film/Cinema Studies
- Music (Melodic House, Melodic Techno, House)
- Sport (Bicycle Riding, Weight Lifting, Rock Climbing, Rowing)
- Video Game History
I’m an outgoing person and love to talk to people. I like presenting and discussing topics I’m interested in, too, because it gives me an opportunity to test my knowledge; that’s one of my gripes about the IT industry – the lack of social events and contact.
I like learning new things and usually put myself in situations which require learning new skills, whether they’re technical, physical, or social. If you think you have a project like that, you should contact me.
I’m working on my ability to speak Polish, and Russian. I can understand Polish fairly well and can read most (non-technical!) documents in the language. Likewise, the Russian language has always fascinated me, and while I did take classes for a while, it has lagged behind my learning of Polish.
Officially speaking, I’m writing a book about the history of Nintendo in Europe, Australia, and some other places around the world. But that’s going extremely slowly.