You’ve somehow landed on my website, so welcome!
My name is Dragoș and in my day-to-day I do software and mobile development.

Some of the things I care about: user experience and the value my work can bring to people, working in healthy, effective and autonomous teams, advocating for positive social change and diversity & inclusion.

Fields I worked in either directly or while being a consultant:
telecommunications, public health, education, automotive, e-commerce, travel.

In my free time I enjoy playing games, riding my bicycle and:

Building KINN
A contacts manager app which respects your privacy & helps you keep in touch with people

Tutoring @ Manchester Codes
Where I teach a backend module and mentor people looking to start a career in tech

You can find me on: Twitter, LinkedIn, GitHub.


How to set a breakpoint to catch UIViewController retain cycle

Important note:The credit for this tip on how to set a retain cycle breakpoint should be attributed to Cedric Luthi’s who first posted it on Twitter. I am reproducing it here with an updated ver…

How to override simulator status bar for App Store screenshots

Recently I have added localization for 9 regions to my app KINN – Contacts & Groups,. It immediately made me realise that taking screenshots for all supported regions wasn’t going to m…

create a swift package from a cocoapods project
How to create a Swift Package from a CocoaPods project

For the past year, Swift Package Manager (SPM) has quickly gained popularity, with most big frameworks already adding support for it. In this article we will create a Swift Package by adding support f…

Software Development Books and Articles for Personal Development

As part of my development and growth I have encountered and found some books to be really useful in helping me be a better developer, team player and focus on the value of what myself and my team had …

“This is not the end, this is the beginning…”

Today was my last day with the client I’ve been working with for the past 10 months. Can’t help but feel emotional leaving them. They’re such great individuals & the team I’ve been part of…

How to Run an Agile Harry Potter Retrospective

For anyone working in Agile teams, retrospectives should be, after stand-ups, the ceremony one should be most familiar with. And if you’re running them regularly, you know that they can get quit…

Open Source

Wrapper for CNContacts for easier access, ordering and scheduling.

A modern, highly customisable contact picker with search and multi-selection options.