I am František (or Francis/Frank) Malina, a seasoned software engineer, entrepreneur, and creator of Blocl, a thriving community services directory. I've built a reputation for stripping systems bare to their essentials, cleaning their code and so transforming them into snappy products that users truly love. I also founded Flatmate Rooms, a highly popular UK nationwide room rental website and online letting agency. With a strong focus on software development and business process automation, I provide training and consulting services to empower individuals and organizations.
My expertise extends to knowledge organization systems, making me a recognized authority in the field, thanks to Unilexicon. Additionally, I created Unilexicon for Medicines, which has become a valuable resource for pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies.
You'll often find me fully immersed in my work, fine-tuning web systems and software, typing into the terminal, or providing consultations over the phone. Working from the comfort of my home office or collaborating on-site with clients.
Email me at email@example.com or call +44 (0) 7308 122 511
Explore my other sites
- Billinge History Society
- Food norms (Book in Slovak)
- Herbal Medicine (Book in Slovak)
- Print & machine embroidery Slovakia
- Blocl: local community resources UK listing schools, dentists, chemists, GPs, restaurants, rooms
- Unilexicon for Medicines: DM+D medicines browser
- Unilexicon: Taxonomy editor suite
Software Engineering Services
Code is poetry. Here's a glimpse of what I work with:
- Python: A high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Explore my Python code on GitHub.
- HTML5: Adhering to web standards and best practices for creating web pages and applications.
- CSS: Style sheets that describe document presentation on screen or paper.
- SQL: The standard language to store, manipulate, and retrieve database data.
- BASH: The Unix/Linux shell and command language.
- XML (including SVG and SKOS): eXtensible Markup Language used to store and transport human-machine readable data, including graphics with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and knowledge models with Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS).
My approach to software engineering goes beyond code. I focus on various aspects to ensure optimal outcomes:
- UX (User Experience) Design: Improving usability, accessibility, and overall user satisfaction
- IA (Information Architecture): Organizing, structuring, and labeling information for seamless navigation
- DevOps (Development-Operations): Streamlining collaboration and processes across the entire application lifecycle
- SCM (Source Code Management): Utilizing version control systems like Git for efficient source control management.
- I10N (Internationalization): Adapting software for different cultures, regions, and languages.
- TDD (Test-Driven Development): automated testing
- PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard): compliance with industry standards for secure payment processing.
- WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines): for websites to be user-friendly for people with disabilities. Learn more [SK].
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization): Optimizing websites for better visibility in organic search results. Learn more [SK].
In addition to these services, I prioritize data protection and privacy. I am fully committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implementing privacy best practices. Your data security and privacy are of utmost importance to me, and I take appropriate measures to safeguard your information throughout our engagement.
With this comprehensive skill set, attention to detail, and a strong focus on privacy, I am dedicated to providing sublime software engineering services tailored to your specific requirements.