If I wanted to do a resumé in a few words of my professional background and my very own particular take on life, it would come to: change, adaptation and good fortune.
I was born in a world called USSR or Soviet Union. During the end of my Secondary Education in Russia, studying for my A-Levels in History of Arts and Literature, brutal changes in the country started as I was trying to fit how the teachers were telling us the same history facts going from one extreme political view to the next in the same academic year. Nowadays it would be called the borderline personality disorder of a country…
At 16 and about to register at University, I was no longer a Russian citizen, nor did I have the same name and to study further it had to be done in a language I didn’t master.
I followed through with the general wave of change. Adaptation was compulsory, luckily enough I had music in my life. Then my best friend and I started up a recording studio where we sold music and merchandising as well. I was working as a DJ doing my bit to bring some art into this uncertain and confused world.
I turned 22 and decided to explore new horizons, to try my luck in Europe. The path yet again was adaptation with a big A, with multiple encounters with other cultures, languages, different ways of feeling and living.
I bought my first computer while living in Valencia to get music back into my life. In those days, Napster and Emule were what was on. One day a friend of mine who was studying Fine Arts was working with Flash, animating and mixing photos with music. This episode had such a major impact on me that I ran back home to install this program, this is how the biggest turn over in my life happened to start my actual career.
Everything about Flash fascinated me so I decided to immerse myself into programming. Logically at the end, I studied 2 Masters in Web Development at CEI in Valencia. As could not be otherwise, on the day I was presenting my final project the professor announced that Adobe had launched a new version of Flash with a powerful change in programming language. As you would expect, I had no other alternative than adapt myself to the changes and keep looking for my good fortune in the world of new technologies that never stops. On the way, I learned FLEX at CEI in Madrid and became a senior Flash developer, doing web application for IBIT/C2C and large scale online games for GRUPOCREA in Barcelona. All of the sudden Flash was obsolete, the mobile world had won the battle and I had to cope with a new process with a change of focus and it was adaptation yet again.
Half way through 2015 my path led me to SSSIT, where I am at the moment more than happy, at this point in time all I ask to the universe is for the changes to stop a bit. Let’s wait and see on my lucky star for my adaptation to the team to be a success.