My name is Bobby Polis and I am a software designer/engineer. I prefer the term artist because my craft is not just about 1s and 0s. I like to see the beauty in the simplicity of well-written code. I truly enjoy the masterful work of craftsmen software engineers. From proper use of design patterns to OOP objects that come to life in a project, the unbelievably gifted have shown me that my artistic side and my logical side can coexist and enjoy the canvas that is my IDE.

Bobby Polis in suite and tie

I have just recently moved to southwest Florida after being away for 30 years. I came back to my boyhood town after cultivating careers and a family in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. This once sleepy little town in a not-so-heard-of part of the country has blossomed into a nice little tech corridor from Tampa to Naples. Its been nice to see the younger generation stay and plant roots where some of us ran off at the first opportunity in search of our destinies.

Bobby Polis in an orange shirt

I have spent the last 10 years honing my craft as a software engineer in languages from Java to Javascript and ASP.net and C# to PHP. I have enjoyed learning about user experience design and server-side scripting that makes the internet tick. For the last 4 years I have worked on an enterprise project at SitScape where I served as a PHP server-side engineer, Javascript UI designer and then Director of Engineering. It was a pleasure to work there and I learned a lot about new technologies and possibilities.

sitscape-team

 

Prior to SitScape, I served as software engineer to the Maryland Pennysaver. In this role I was solely responsible for maintaining and augmenting the order-taking and order workflow software projects in ASP.net/C#/Visual Basic. These two systems were complex but fun to work on. They were integrated with many external sources and new sources were attached on a regular basis.

My goals from here are to get more involved in open-source projects like Drupal, AngularJS and NodeJS. I have also joined some of the meetup groups in Sarasota and Tampa.  I enjoy using the knowledge that I have gained over the years to give back to the communities that helped me gain that knowledge.

This site is my project to the world. I give you my insights in a blog or two along with my rants and some cool technologies that I come across. I hope you enjoy it and I welcome your feedback on my contact page but please, no soliciting. It just gets deleted anyway.