Pwning teh internetz since 2007

I love clean reusable code, lightweight web, distributed architectures, shells, vim, tmux, awesomewm, drones, IoT, Doom game series, UT99, multiplayer game hacking, OpenSource, heavy/thrash/stoner metal, traveling, motorcycles (I own Kawasaki Versys 650/2011), snowboarding & random adventures.

I like to pursuit fresh ideas, to be precise in my profession & to be verbose in communication.

I've been coding for around 14 years and experienced a lot of technologies. My belief is that every task requires a specific set of tools and technologies in order to be solved efficiently. That's why I often switch mainly between Python, Go, JS, C, and Java (sorted by experience.)

Psst: this website is avaiable via gemini at gemini:// Let's build a better, safer & faster web together!


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Software Architect


May 2020 - February 2022

About: Mental health disorders remain the highest unmet medical need, surpassing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Cumulative economic burden exceed 16 Trillion USD in direct and indirect costs. At Holmusk, we are addressing this problem by building the world's largest Real-World Evidence (RWE) platform for mental health to deliver clinical and regulatory grade evidence to all major stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem.

My role: Leading development of two projects: a highly available data interfacing service with support of HL7/FHIR payloads for data ingestion and an on-premise application that anonimyzes PHI-sensitive data for further distribution to researchers according to HIPAA requirements.

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Software Architect

Micah Group

April 2018 - December 2019

About: Micah Group is a financial document processing & decision making automation system for companies that provide loans to their customers.

My role: I built a multi-service architecture & developed functionality for an automated document processing, OCR recognition, neural network processing, unpredicted structured data processing & feature extraction from financial statement documents with Python, Django, Keras & TensorFlow.

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Software Architect

T1DExchange (UnitIO)

June 2016 - April 2018

About: T1DExchange is a Biological research project for people with type 1 diabetes.

My role: I created entire infrastructure from scratch that automates collection, processing, managing and delivering of biological & PHI data.

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Back-End Architect

Red e App

May 2016 - June 2017

About: A distributed communication system that provides the corporate messaging platform with advanced management tools built for large enterprises.

My role: I took lead in planning & building entire infrastructure and component architecture from scratch. I developed backend for services in Python & NodeJS. I automating testing & deployment processes with Docker & AWS. My architecture is running decoupled components that play together thanks to RabbitMQ, Consul & Redis. icon

Senior Python Dev

July 2015 - January 2016

About: Marketplace for courses as well as one-shot training sessions.

My role: I created backend code and templates for profile management. icon

Senior Python Dev

November 2014 - July 2015

About: "A service that provides centralized access to aggregated data about events, festivals & parties around the globe."

My role: I took lead in creating Python backend & frontend. I also created a Java Android app from scratch.

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Senior Python Dev

OspreyData, Inc.

September 2014 - October 2014

About: The OspreyData platform is designed from the ground up with sensor analytics in mind, focusing on storing and manipulating time series data and modeling complex relationships between high-resolution signals.

My role: I developed a backend that gathers & processes data from sensors installed on industrial enterprises, in particular - oil factories.

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Senior Full-Stack Dev

qBeats, Inc.

August 2013 - June 2014

About: The first company in the world to develop real-time dynamic pricing technology for digital information.

My role: I took part in building a highly available application backend. I wired things up using Django, Twisted, Solr & RabbitMQ. We were storing data in PostgreSQL & Mongo. I implemented missing functionality for user channels in desktop C++ application that was written in Qt.

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Senior Webmaster


February 2013 - August 2013

About: Axiomatics provides fine-grained access control and ABAC solutions for IT enterprises.

My role: I administered three cooperating Joomla-driven portals. I implemented Single Sign-On for thousands of users that were registered on those three websites. It took some time to implement a bulletproof logic for allowing users to register on any of these portals and then easily switch between the three of them. I also did numerous updates to the frontend and administrator portal backend.

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Technical Lead


January 2011 - February 2013

About: A collection agency, i. e. a company that recover funds that are past due or accounts that are in default.

My role: I created customer area portal from scratch (backend + frontend). It was an application that granted privileged users to access & manage their financial information using internet. I also replaced existing call center operator software with a new one that allowed us to orchestrate 350 internal workspaces remotely and easily perform mass OTA updates. I refactored existing internal dial plan management system that used asterisk SIP (Asterisk) and which handled over 1,000,000 phone calls a month. I eliminated existing memory usage issues & file descriptor (that were initially caused by abusing threads) leaks which allowed us to run the server continuously for months without having to restart it every 20 minutes as before. I also developed a fork of "Twinkle" SIP client (written in Qt) that we called "Sparkle". It was using a modified & simplified UI and gave the operators more control over their calls. icon

Full Stack Dev

April 2007 - January 2012

About: A global crowdsourcing marketplace website.

My role: I completed over 30 projects during this period including: numerous SPA websites developed in PHP & JS/HTML/CSS, student management software for schools in Essex (Englang) and even a space invaders game written in C# for a student who didn't want to do it himself and preferred to pay someone else to do it.

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Back-End Dev


February 2007 - November 2007

About: Ukrainian internet service provider (acquired by Volia ISP in 2017.)

My role: I created a social network backend from scratch for a local ISP. I've set up a dedicated server from scratch running FreeBSD. The project was running for over 9 years and had around 45.000 members before it was shutdown. It was one of my longest-living children.

Some of my public contributions

★ 2598 urwid

I'm currently maintaining this awesome library. It's a framework for building terminal-based user interfaces. I love terminals!

★ 37218 impress.js

I've implemented touch & swipe support for slide transitions. After few years of decay it's now alive and well again!

★ 27 telemux

Flexible message router add-on for go-telegram-bot-api library, meaning you'll still use all of its features. Designed with statelessness in mind. Inspired by python-telegram-bot library

★ 92282 three.js

I contributed a script that slices exported 3DS Max model animations into named sequences to allow using multiple animations within single model file. 3DS Max + THREE.js now rock even more!

★ 4059 qtile

Pure Python WM. I contributed some widgets & bug fixes and obviously broke some stuff that I also fixed thereafter.

★ 6122 django-extensions

I wrote Django management command to perform PostgreSQL database reinitialization without closing active connections.

★ 45 and3rson / nineapi

My awesome progress of reverse-engineering the terrible 9GAG API. Yes, there *is* a 9GAG API. It's just well hidden.

★ 107 and3rson / django-searchable-select

My implementation of a select field for Django admin panel with backend-side filtering - because life is too short to scroll.

★ 156 and3rson / clay

My own terminal-based player for Google Play Music. Built with passion using awesome urwid, gmusicapi and libvlc libraries.

★ 8 and3rson / enlightenment

I wanted some real-time 2D fragment shader lighting in Phaser. I ended up writing my own in GLSL.

★ 9 and3rson / isc

ISC is a missing microservices (RPC & Pub/Sub) framework for Python including support of Django & Flask. It also supports NodeJS & Java. It's been battle-scarred in numerous commercial projects.

★ 61666 godot

Bugfix for string marshalling.