Nebojša Stričević



March 2016 - present, Hackberry

Co-founder of Hackberry, where we keep Ruby on Rails applications clean, well oiled and ticking.

February 2012 - March 2016, Lead engineer at Rendered Text, Novi Sad

When I joined, Rendered Text was a Ruby on Rails oriented consultancy. I worked on several client projects. I quickly learned how to find my way around in a few years old code base.

At the time, part of the team worked actively on Semaphore. A few months after I joined the company, Semaphore was officially launched. After a while, the whole team switched to Semaphore and Rendered Text became a product focused company.

I had an opportunity to work on almost all parts of Semaphore's code. I worked on core parts, such as the subsystem that creates and schedules builds and deploys, the logging and metrics infrastructure, the user permissions layer and the system for managing features. I also worked on the user facing application and implemented new major features such as organization support and Test Boosters.

As Rendered Text and Semaphore grew from 4 full time engineers to 18 engineers, designers, writers and other makers, I took the role of a lead engineer. I supported and guided a team of 4 other engineers, held 1 on 1 meetings and helped new team members get up to speed with our code base.

I wrote several articles for Semaphore Community and talked about our experience developing Semaphore on a conference.

October 2010 - February 2012, Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

I enjoyed teaching and working with students. I was an assistant on several software engineering related courses (basics of software engineering, patters, modeling) for students on third and fourth year of Bachelor studies.


October 2010 - February 2012: PhD Studies on Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Unfinished

2009-2010: Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Average grade 10.00/10.00), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

2005-2009: Bachelor With Honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Average grade 9.57/10.00), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

2001-2005: Computer Technician (Average grade 5.00/5.00, best student in generation), Technical School in Sombor, Serbia


I do full stack with Ruby and JavaScript (Rails, RSpec, Cucumber, Capistrano, ES6, jQuery, Jasmine, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, etc).

If you want to know how I became a software engineer, read the story.