About me


My name is Nazar Kalinowski, you may know me by the nickname GWM (or nazark) and I am a nerd who likes messing around with anything that at least remotely resembles a computer.
I am interested in a variety of computer science topics, such as cyber security, distributed computing, networks (especially those ones which are decentralized and anonymous), etc., but the most exciting one for me is software engineering.
FOSS is something I strongly support and believe in. I maintain a few of my own FOSS projects as well as contribute to projects of others.
JVM (and the ecosystem around it) is the platform that I have the most experience with. In particular I use Java and Scala.
Apart from this I also use/learn/do the following: functional programming, system administration, C++/Qt, Haskell, Rust, etc.
And of course I would not be a true nerd if I did not use [Neo]Vim on ArchLinux installed on a ThinkPad ;-)

Skills/Technology stack

Personal projects (aka portfolio) and contributions to FOSS projects

[MAINTAINER] GWMDEV (this website)

This website.
It is written in HTML and CSS only, without using any JS code.
It does not contain any trackers and whatsoever.
Its design is in part inspired by MFW, BMFW and EBMFW.

Technology stack:

There is no public Git repository for this project, but feel free to manually copy/download any part of this website and use it according to the license.

[MAINTAINER] GWMCrates (and a few more minecraft plugins with related projects)

I have discovered programming in my childhood while playing Minecraft.
GWMCrates (which has been renamed as well as completely rewritten a few times and moved to a new platform) was one of my first programs.
Even though I rarely play Minecraft now, developing this plugin (and a few others) is still fun for me.

[CONTRIBUTOR] KDE (Plasma (Desktop Environment)/Frameworks/Applications)

KDE is a huge project which consists of the KDE Plasma, KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications.
KDE Plasma is my favourite Desktop Environment.
KDE Applications have some of the best applications for daily use (e.g. a file manager (Dolphin), a terminal emulator (Konsole), a text editor (Kate) and many more).

Technology stack:

My profile on KDE's GitLab instance

Work experience


Certifications and other achievements

2019 First Certificate in English (FCE) Score: 178
Grade: B

Language skills

Contacts (and useful links)