Welcome to my website!
My name is Jacek Maciejewski. I am 31 years old. After graduating from computer science course in Poland I received scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education. In October 2008 I went to Sapporo to conduct a research at Hokkaido University where I was studying for 18 months. Due to unfortunate series of events I couldn't get extension of my scholarship and I was forced to leave university.
However being in love with Japan, Japanese people and Japanese culture I decided to stay. That was made possible thanks to great amount of help I received from catholic church in Japan. At that time I spent most of my time studying Japanese (I attended classes held by various volunteer groups around Sapporo). Unfortunately my visa eventually expired and I had to go back to Poland.
For almost 4 years I worked for polish branch of Cognifide (British IT company) as QA Engineer. Then I decided that I needed change and moved to London. Currently I work for London branch of ThoughtWorks as Senior QA Consultant. I must say I like my job and coworkers very much! However I am looking for the ways of getting back to Japan. I am therefore looking for employer who would be willing to give me a job in Japan (I am also interested in any country outside Europe)
Although I am not the University student anymore I still enjoy doing research on my own. This is tough however (mainly because of lack of time) and unfortunately I am slowly giving it up...
My hobbies are manga, anime and s-f movies. After coming to Japan I started practicing karate. As I already mentioned I love Japan and everything that is related to it.
If there is anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to contact me.