Marek obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science at Charles University in Prague. His Masters studies were mainly focused on development of distributed and dependable systems. In 2013, Marek joined Barclays Africa Group Limited in Prague to develop a scalable data integration platform and a framework for calculating regulatory reports. During the work on those two projects, he gained experience with many NoSQL and distributed technologies (e.g. Kafka, Zookeper, Spark). Nowadays, he is a member of the Big Data Engineering team and primarily focuses on development of the Spline project.