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Martin Kočan

Personal information:

Date of birth:        November 30, 1978
Current status:        Student
School:        Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics,
            Comenius University, Bratislava
Major:            Computer Science
Year:            4th
         
Education:    1999-now Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics – major in Computer Science, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

1996-1997 - Overbrook School for the Blind – International Program in Philadelphia, USA

1995-1999 - High School of Juraj Hronec in Bratislava

Work experience:    2002 – 2003 - Mirante Informatica, Brasilia, Brazil – 12 months full time traineeship (through AIESEC). I worked as a Java programmer and later on as an analyst and I participated on several projects for diverse clients.

1998 - 2002 - Support Center for the Blind and Partially Sighted at Comenius University in Bratislava. Work as a Linux and Windows administrator.

2000 – 2002 - Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union (part time). Work on localization of special screen reading software (JAWS for Windows) into Slovak language.
   
    Summer 1999 – volunteer work in Thailand and in the Philippines. I have done 5-week computer training for visually impaired people from Southeast Asia (Thailand) and one week training of access technology for computer teachers (Philippines).

    1998 – Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union. Cooperation on GOODFEEL project (related to Braille Notation Software). Our goal was to adjust this software to be able to prepare music scores for blind people. Afterwards, we held a three-day seminar about the software for the group of musicians from Eastern Europe. October 1998 - results presented at the EENAT Regional Conference – Bratislava

Technical knowledge:

1.    Network management: Linux, Windows
2.    Operating systems: Linux, MS Windows
3.    Programming: Pascal, Delphi, C++, Java
4.    Internet technologies: HTML, XML, Java and related technologies (Servlets, JSP, JDBC, EJB), JavaScript, JBoss, Tomcat, WebSphere
5.    Software Engineering: OOP, UML
6.    Special applications for the blind: Lunar, JAWS (with teaching experience)

Certificates:
1.    Sun Certified Programmer for the JAVA 2 Platform 1.4 – June 2003
2.    Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the JAVA 2 Enterprise Edition Platform – August 2003

Languages:        Slovak – mother tongue
English – fluent
Spanish – fluent
Portuguese – fluent


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