I was born in Greensboro NC. When I was 12, my parents moved the entire family to Kazakhstan whereI became very active in the hacker community. Me and my friend Kostya Tayban started running BBS's from our homes and were for a time connected to the FidoNet.
I came to the states in 2000 and in 2001 moved to Charlotte NC. In Charlotte I did IT work for several Car Dealerships as well as some web and software development for a few small start-up ventures.
In 2006, I moved to Columbia SC were I begain working for the Institute of Strategic Languages and Cultures as a web-developer.
Over the years, I have worked for several start ups, including Lead Programmer for Leveraged Media, a Tech Company disguised as a Marketing Company disguised as a Tech company.
I am also proficient in C/C++ and know my way around Java and the other C Families (C#, Objective C)
I am currently freelancing as a Consultant here in Columbia, SC. I focus on building software infrastructures for start-ups, using FOSS in Health Care and teaching and training on FOSS.
I also do some dabbling in social media integration.
- Star Fleet AcademyQuantum Physics, 2006 - 2010
- Open Text CorporationWeb Developer, 10 - presentCurrently manage the legacy LAMP stack from GXS and work as a developer for the Web Campaigns department.
- Freelance Web DeveloperWeb Developer, 2006 - present
- Political ExchangeLead Developer, 2010 - 2012
- Leveraged MediaSenior Developer, 2009 - 2010
- The State Media CompanyConsultant/Developer, 2009 - 2009
- Midlands TechPHP Developer, 2008 - 2009
- Institute For Strategic Languages and CulturesWeb Master, 2006 - 2008
- Root LoudSenior Developer, 2010 - 2011
- Pace Communications, Inc.Consultant/PHP Developer, 2012 - 2013Helped code a CMS for a High Profile client. Backend WordPress development, database migration.
- Comporium CommunicationsConsulting Architect, 2013 - 2013Helped develop and launch a POS system in php. SOA, PHP, Codeigniter, ZendServer, Zend Framework 2, SOAP