Nikolay Blokhin

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“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs

My work

Original Coding and Ar Vors. If you seek best Python developers, feel free to contact me. Detailed information about my technical skills and some project:


About my technical skills

Some projects in which I participate

Skills summary

Senior software developer with extensive experience of Linux, Python, JavaScript and Open Source development projects.

Key Skills

Python related: Python, Django, Werkzeug, Jinja2, WTForms, SQLAlchemy, PyGTK, PyQt, Twisted, Satchmo.

JavaScript related: JavaScript, jQuery, BackboneJS, AngularJS, AJAX, XML, JSON.

Other: Nginx, Git, MongoDB, CouchDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Internet Protocols, HTTP, HTML, CSS, TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, Multi-Threaded, Scripting, Web Servers, Internationalization/Localization (i8n/l8n/il8n), Open Source Software, XML-RPC.

Other Skills

C, Assembler, Erlang, MySQL, Flask, Test-driven development, Bash scripting, Bazaar, Apache, Deb Packaging, SQL, Tkinter, wxWidgets, Trac, Unix, Windows/NT/2000/XP.

Employment history

March 2011 — Present
Ar Vors Ltd (UK). Lead Developer.

August 2008 — Present
Original Coding (EE). Lead Developer and Partner in the company.

May 2010 — April 2011
Club Media Systems (UK). Software Developer.

September 2010 — March 2011
42 Coffee Cups (US). Developer.

July 2006 — August 2008
Original Coding (UA). Developer.

2003 — July 2006
Freelancer (UA). Python/Django developer.

2002 — 2005
Some government job (UA).

Education

I graduated from one of the best Academies in Ukraine and now have higher education in the humanities (degree with honors).

I can freely read and write in English, but my speaking skills leave much to be desired.

Zakaz.ua

Online grocery delivery service of biggest Ukrainian retail chains. The used technology: Python, Django, CouchDB, JQuery, BackboneJS, AngularJS.

Pillar

“Pillar” is the system for the collection and analysis of statistics regarding use of energy and other resources. Using more than a few hundred thousand sensors. The system operates in real time and is designed for high loads. The used technology: Python, Werkzeug, Jinja2, WTForms, MongoDB, zxcv, Google Maps API, JavaScript, AngularJS.

42yurista.com

“42yurista” is the best directory of Lawyers of Ukraine with convenient search of lawyers and legal advice. The most user-friendly interface and best usability of all such sites. Several thousand people daily use of this site and and note the ease of use it. The used technology: Python, Django, JavaScript, Google Maps API, PostgreSQL, ZeroMQ.

Histwi

“Histwi” is powerful linux desktop program for Twitter account management. The used technology: Python, GTK+, SQLite and Twitter API.

Orifli

“Orifli” is simple linux desktop program for uploading photos to the Flickr. The used technology: Python, GTK+, SQLite, PIL and Flickr API.

Twitteromania

According to Habrahabr, “Twitteromania” is “most stable Twitter rating of russian-speaking users”. The used technology: Python, Django, MySQL and Twitter API.

Karate Forum

“Karate Forum” – forum for karate fans. The used technology: Python, Django, MySQL, JavaScript.

And a few more projects:

ReManager (Python, PyQt4, Sockets, UDP, Client/Server Architecture)

Gnotran (Python, PyGTK+, Google API, Microsoft API, Wordnik API)

Gnocamp (Python, PyGTK+, Campfire API)

Cool photo merger (Python, Django, PIL, jQuery)

Ar2-D2 (Python, XML, Campfire API, Codebase API, SQLite)

And many, many other...