Luka Jovicic

  • @lukaj
  • Junior Software Engineer, Centili
  • Belgrade, Serbia
Studying informatics full-time at Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade. Working as a part-t...  
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2021

Aug 08, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Used LaTeX
Finally got around to finishing LaTeX version of my CV and merging it into master. I've taken up on designing and building the CV from scratch (i.e. using the `minimal` template) and I've been working on it for over a year, bit by bit. It's not the longest work I've written in LaTeX (that goes to my 50-page HS graduation thesis), but it's definitely the most technically advanced and challenging one, utilizing advanced PDF features such as optional content groups (a.k.a. layers). I'm still on the fence about it being two pages long, but I don't have the heart to chop off enough to make it fit into one.

Takeaways? 
  1. PDF is complex. Like, really.
  2. Browser support for PDF is sucky.
  3. LaTeX can do so much that it is scary. It's almost always underutilized and/or used to build visually appalling stuff.

Care only about the PDF? Here!
Aug 06, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Played Chess
Hit 1200 rating at chess.com. It ain't much, but it's honest work.

I've also got a 10-win streak now, so that's nice too.
Aug 05, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Tried Polywork as a way to organize my experience
Is it a LinkedIn? Is it a Twitter? No, it's a neat replacement for my personal site.

May become a bit twitter-ish, but below this there are only important™ stuff.
Jul 25, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Joined Polywork
Hello, Polywork Community
Woohoo, I'm an early adopter! Now what?
Jul 06, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Built a web application
Learning statistics
Published a Project to Github
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As homework project for Statistics course, I built an interactive dashboard for analyzing data on high school enrolment in Serbia which using R's shiny framework and a PostgreSQL database. It can plot arbitrary combination of data as scatter or bar plots, perform and illustrate a Kolmogorov-Smirnov or Wilcoxon's test and do and visualize a simple linear regression. I had a friend help me out with deployment on AWS and setting up a dedicated domain.

After getting top marks for the homework, I set out to build a full-fledged dashboard for that data using best engineering practices for large-scale shiny apps, but I didn't get the time to commit to it seriously. You can track my progress (or lack of it) here.

2020

Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
Published a Project to Github
Built a web application
I dig this Kotlin thing, so I figured I might make something else fun with it. This time, it's a web app which aims to reduce video size by transcoding it to a newer codec and apply some space-saving optimizations. To speed things up, it can use a distributed work queue to process multiple videos on different machines.

Overall, beside tech being cool, I also enjoyed designing and implementing distributed logic for this project. You can find a single instance live at compressor.luka-j.rocks/.
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