Pavel Polivka

Pavel Polivka

Full stack developer

About me

I am a full stack developer working in maily in Java and Angular but I can do almost anything.

I wrote a bad cyberpunk/litRPG novel, working on a better one.

I love my family.


  • Programming
  • Writing
  • Games


  • Masters degree in Information technology, 2013

    Technical University Liberec

  • Bachelor degree in Information technology, 2011

    Technical University Liberec










Senior Application Developer, AVP

Barclays Investment Bank

Jul 2020 – Present Prague

Responsibilities include:

  • Working on the internal pulishing platform

Principal Application Developer


Aug 2013 – Jun 2020 Prague

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing public facing
  • Migration to AWS, PostgreSQL (from Oracle)
  • New search interface

Recent Posts

Answering a Stack Overflow question per day

I recently decided to try and experiemnt with Stack Overflow. always had mixed feelings about Stack Overflow. It’s incerible resource of knowlage, if you google almost any technical question it’s in the top results.

Working from home for newbies

So I started to work from home full time. It all started with the coronavirus crisis. I was not prepared for this. At the beginning I was struggling with it a lot, now I am getting somewhat better at it.

Why I left a job on a great project

I worked on a project for 7 years, I loved it. It was my first big project, I learned about clusters, CI, AWS, Solr, Redis tons of other stuff. I was very confident in every part of the project, I did touch most of it.

How Hey changed email for me forever

I have a love-hate relationship with email my entire life. I gave up on email and then Google Inbox came along. It was a perfect product at a perfect time.

Few productivity tips for developers

Work and personal browser My biggest issue when working was mixing personal and work projects, personal and work Google accounts. Did you ever did a presentation at work and google ads keep serving you ads about new cars you just purchased because you were signed into your Gmail in the work browser.


Permadeath Fighter

The cyberpunk story full of violence, surprises, love and ridiculous situations. Told in a form of diary written by P, the celebrity fighter in permadeath arena. Follow his journey to free the world.