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ALEXANDR TOVMACH

Web developer & designer

Personality

Since childhood, I've been told that I have a constant thirst for knowledge, the ability to learn quickly in areas that interest me, and hate routine affairs. Usually, I immediately get everybody's attention and recognition, make friends quickly, and as far as I know no one thinks I’m a jerk. According to the "16 personalities" test, I am "debater", which I think is a good description of my character.

I don't like anything that is obvious, no matter what it is ― movie, song or even a joke. Everything should trigger mental activity. Therefore, I love to solve tasks and for me, the best gift is a puzzle or a book. For over 6 years, my first and only love, who eventually became my wife, is the biggest inspiration of my life.

I respect people who believe that knowledge is not personal property and who want to share it with others, and in that reason, I'm writing articles to Medium, Habr, DOU and in addition help with documentation for several projects, like a Node.js, Gatsby.js and Dropbox.

Ambitions

I wasn't even 14 when I dreamt of becoming an archaeologist to answer the questions of the evolution of species, an inventor of spacecraft to expand the boundaries of accessible space, and a chemist, to solve the environmental problems of our planet. I always wanted to change this world for the better, and that's why I’m now engaged in programming to create things that, even if they still don't save lives, at least improve them.

I believe that masterpieces are created from pure enthusiasm, and not for money, therefore I am a contributor to several open-source projects, and also I have several pet projects of my own.

Experience

Binary Studio (09.2017 ⇢ now)

Full-stack developer (partially also as DevOps and QA) of complex web applications for well-known foreign clients.

Freelance (02.2013 ⇢ now)

Working as a freelance full-stack developer and designer, on different projects in various industries.

Side-projects (02.2018 ⇢ now)

There are several projects where I'm involved as a Developer / Designer / QA / Project manager / Sales manager.

WebTech (07.2016 ⇢ 09.2017)

I did email marketing, online advertising, customer support, and website development.

FAQ

What type of cooperation would I prefer?

Full-time / Part-time or Contract

Relocation, remote work

I have a plan to move to Canada, with my wife, until I'm 25 years old. On the other hand, I'm ready to work remotely with any company around the world, but Canadians have a +20 bonus to my choice.

What industry would I like to work in?

Innovations, Healthcare, Music / Sound Engineering or something interesting

Frontend vs Backend?

I'm ready to work with both, but... if I have a choice it's a frontend

React vs Angular vs Vue?

I remember a lot of discussions about this, but for the last 2 years, I prefer to React, in the reason of requirements for projects.

Skills

Frontend

  • React.js
  • Gatsby.js
  • Angular
  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript

Backend

  • Node.js
  • Socket.io
  • AWS Lambda
  • Cloud Functions

Databases

  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Firebase

Design

  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Education

School №32 of Kryvyi Rih

2001-2012

Kryvyi Rih National University

2014-2019

Binary Studio Academy

2017

QA TestLab

2017

MongoDB University

2017