I have been working in web tech for 10 years.

  • Developing information architecture for web projects

    I prefer spending more time on programming design than coding. I start by dividing the application into components and describing the interaction protocols between them. Then I write the documentation for an API and all of the project’s complex parts. I define "narrow" places and construct ways to shard and replicate.

  • Choosing appropriate tools and technologies

    I apply the most effective frameworks, databases and programming languages ​​for each task. I also choose the right platforms and monitoring systems for the project.

  • Managing development teams

    I define the scope of work, communicate objectives, and set goals. I then monitor the performance and review the code. I prefer small, flexible teams of 5–10 people.

  • Coding in PHP and Javascript (Node.js)

    I use programming to solve problems—not for the sake of process. Whenever possible, I use ready-made solutions instead of wasting time and resources reinventing the wheel. The ideal application is the one that can be intelligently assembled from ready-made components.

  • Consulting on web technologies and information architecture

    I focus on the client’s goals and understanding his or her challenges. I then suggest solutions based on my expertise. I ensure the client understands the solution by translating complex concepts into accessible language.

  • and Creating my own projects.

    I have launched two dozen of my own startups. The most interesting of them are:

    • Hereisdomain (Russian article September 2014), closed

      Checked domain availability in real time, showed prices of hundreds of registrars, offered alternatives.

    • Prostopleer (January 2010), sold

      Online music player with unique functions for its time. 2.6M monthly users.

    • Chatvdvoem (September 2009), sold

      Popular anonymous chat. 0.5M monthly users.

    • Renoter (April 2009), sold and closed

      First Russian Twitter clone.

    • MyNotifier (March 2008), sold

      Collects job vacancies from freelance sites. Displays desktop notifications in real time.

Experience (detailed on LinkedIn)

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