I'm Srđan, a software developer from Belgrade, Serbia, founder of Escape Velocity, Digital Entrepreneur, Full-Stack Developer, Technology Adviser & Code Addict, Here you can find info about projects I worked on, some general stuff about me and options to get in touch. Feel free to drop me a line.


Cassandra: Pros and Cons

Differences between relational database model and NoSQL database models are vast – NoSQL is a set of technologies that addressing problems that begin to plague Codd's relational model for very large systems, and they have a lot of drawbacks, but also some very important advantages. Read on →

Usernames You Don't Want On Your System

Based on experience with various projects, here's the list of usernames that users probably shouldn't use on any given system. Curses are excluded. So, during the registration squence, it may be a good idea to check username against this list. Read on →

About Me

Srdjan Stojkovic

My proactive urge to advance with latest trends and emerging technologies, allowed me to work with industry leaders and innovators. Today I manage client facing environments and work on complex data sets. Besides my development knowledge, I also advise and work on startup projects. I am a "big data" advocate who appreciates a challenge. Information is beautiful.

Personal & Skills

  • Age 35 and 10+ years of commercial web development experience.
  • Object-Oriented PHP Programming
  • Modern JS frameworks - BackboneJS, AngularJS
  • In depth knowledge of HTML/CSS, responsive design, SASS/Compas, SCSS, jQuery
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Querying and managing large data-sets in distributed storage (Apache Hive)
  • Experience with document indexing engines (Lucene, ElasticSearch, Solr)
  • Cassandra No-SQL Database
  • Web /graphic design skills, interest in UX
  • GitHub, SVN


  • Escape Velocity, Serbia (Current) - Founder. Escape Velocity specializes in UI, UX, design and development.
  • Deploy INC, Serbia/USA (2013-2015) - Senior Front-End Developer
  • Bal Lab, Serbia/Switzerland (2011-2013) - Lead Software Engineer: Start-ups in Voice Messaging, Ad-Serving, Retail Banking, Holiday Rentals and Crowd-Funding
  • Bankom doo, Serbia (2006-2011) - PHP Developer, Interface designer.
  • Intra.Net Communication, Serbia (2005-2006) - as developer and designer.



  • "DMS System for the Commercial Sector"(2010) as a co-author.


  • Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Solr, Storm)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Improvements in Educational System
  • Start-Ups, Idea Exchange

... or drop me a line