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About Me

Manvydas Šliamka is a Lithuanian software engineer who really #$@&-ing hates referring to himself in third person because he considers it to be smug and arrogant. Now, where was I?

Ah yes. Manvis (pronounced [ˈmanvɪs]). Use that to refer to me. This is both a shorter version of my first name and my nickname almost everywhere. Plus, it’s way easier to pronounce for non-Lithuanians.


I have university education:

  • my Master’s Degree is in Information Technology Engineering. I specialized in Multimedia Systems. I received a Cum Laude diploma from my alma mater VGTU for my achievements during studies.
  • my Bachelor’s degree is in Information Technologies. I completed my studies with honors. Like with my Master’s degree, my alma mater was VGTU.

Skills and interests

I have a keen interest in:

  • game development (building a custom engine from scratch cuz’ I’m CrAzY)
  • graphics programming (OpenGL and Vulkan)
  • Android
  • Linux

My main programming languages are C++ and Java. I use lua, Python, C# and Go form time to time, however, I don’t consider myself to be proficient with those.

I’m also a chronically curious information sponge and it would be difficult to find a technology I haven’t touched. Here are some examples of things I’ve done:

  • Several years ago, I built a backend for a location aware application using PostgreSQL, PostGIS and Django when working for a start-up that failed to start up (heh).
  • Set up and administered LEMP servers on VPSes (including the one that’s currently running my website).
  • Did some frontend development and website design. For example, I designed and (apart from a couple tiny Javascript libs) built this this responsive website from scratch on Hugo, using a text editor for code and Inkscape + GIMP for all the graphics.

Last but not least, I have an artistic side as well. Apart from knowing Inkscape and GIMP, I can do 3D modeling, texturing and rigging using Blender.

Don’t misunderstand me. I won’t be able to create ultra realistic AAA-quality character models with tons of detail - I’m not experienced enough for that. However, especially when given good references, I can make decent 3D art or game props. You can see some of my previous works on DeviantArt. CAUTION: my DeviantArt profile hasn’t been updated in YEARS. The images there are OLD and some are definitely cringeworthy. They don’t properly represent my current level of skill and knowledge.


My biggest claim to fame is “Euras 2015”. The app was made together with my brother. When Lithuania was transitioning to Euro, the Ministry of Finance organized a competition to pick the best mobile app designed to help with the transition. Our app won the first place and became the official Android app.


#include <iostream>
#include <vector>

int main() {
    // I am but a lonely comment
    while (true) {
        std::cout << "I AM ETERNITY\n";

    return 0;

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