Who I am and why I’m here

I’m Adrian Toman.


I’m an Australian Software Developer. Previous I have tried working as a full-time computer programmer doing internal software for ten years. I have co-founded a start-up that failed: Titan Transactions / Fast Bites. I have also tried running my own one-person software company, without any financial success.

When I quit my full-time salaried job back in 2011, I had no idea that I would grow so much as a person. I am comfortable about my failures. Didn’t leave a wake of debt and destruction in my wake. Nobody lost millions. Just the ideas and products I was working on didn’t gain traction. I did, however, learn some hard lessons about the business of software. Specifically, I discovered what doesn’t work.

I now work as an independent contractor doing full-stack development on consumer facing websites and apps. I can lend my clients my unique experience to help create better software.

I even have a tiny side project, Team Pilot, that I use to test out new technologies and apply my start-up experiences. I may have a hit! Worst case scenario I’ve learnt something new.

I started this blog as somewhere where I could journal and reflect on the business of software at a higher level. The best practices and worst practices. What I have seen work and not work. The new things I am trying and the old things that I am letting go.

One Reply to “Who I am and why I’m here”

  1. MelSeptember 27, 2018 at 5:42 amReply

    Hi Adrian Toman,

    It has been my absolute pleasure to get to know the person presented to me since July 2018. Glad your journey has provided growth and not sadness.

    Looking forward to the next post.


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