Web software engineering and innovation

Hands-on technical work, leadership by example

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.

Originally from Slovakia, I spent 15 years living in England before returning. You can learn about my career accomplishments from my CV and I also enclosed a few photos.

Email me at fmalina@gmail.com or call +44 (0) 7308 122 511

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Software Engineering Services

Code is poetry. Here's a glimpse of what I work with:

My approach to software engineering goes beyond code. I focus on various aspects to ensure optimal outcomes:

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.



“Francis is an excellent Python engineer and Django expert. He worked on developing a large platform from early stages and created a robust architecture for a complex problem. His knowledge is wide ranging, and outstanding for Python, and I personally learnt a great deal from him. Highly recommended”

Sid Datta, Director of Quantitative Strategies at CF Partners

“Frank is an all-round wizard! He worked officially as an information architect, and helped with taxonomy design and development. However it was obvious pretty quickly that he had a lot to offer across the scope of our work, and helped with software development (in Django, PHP, XSLT, JavaScript, bash scripting... whatever it took to get things done), database design, analytics and even web server performance analysis.

I'd recommend Frank without hesitation for organisations that need people with good brains and the ability to have a go at almost anything.”

Dr Ian Piper, Information Architect, Director at Tellura Information Services, Author of Learn Xcode Tools…

“Frank delivered great results for an SEO Campaign for Designer Pages. He really understands some of the more complicated voodoo behind search engine results and can articulate how to improve your visibility through simple changes. Would recommend and hire again.”
Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity

Avi Flombaum, entrepreneur, founder of Desinger pages

“Frank is a diligent and highly skilled web developer and SEO expert, with ruthless perfectionism and technical expertise in his veins. I would recommend Frank to anyone looking for a sublime technical solution.”

Kevin Jones, top Manchester SEO, founder of Shopblocks

“I worked with František (or Frank as we knew him) on at least one large scale web development project at Northcliffe. His input on SEO and performance related issues was exceedingly thorough, detailed and technically strong. We gained a lot from his expertise in this area and I would recommend him for his in depth knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.”

John Armstrong-Prior, Senior Analyst/Programmer; A.N.Digital

“Frank has an excellent knowledge of SEO issues, and further to that, also an excellent understanding of how to develop, design and tune web sites to conform to SEO 'best practices'. He possesses excellent understanding of many open source solution platforms. In addition to all this, Frank is also easy to work with and generally a great guy to have on the team!”

Brian Eyre, Senior Software Developer