Hi, my name is Alex Sikilinda. I live in Kharkov, Ukraine. I am a .NET developer, a little bit musician, a teacher, a student, a geek etc :)
I decided to become a programmer when I was 9, when my brother showed me a Basic program on ZX-Spectrum. In school I learned Turbo Pascal visiting additional classes and participating in various programming competitions. After school I started learning software engineering at my local university called KhNURE. Since then I mostly program in C#. In 2014 I started working as a developer in local software companies and also got my bachelor degree.
I got my first job in a company called ITCraft where I developed e-commerce web solution. The main site was written in ASP.NET MVC 3, but we used a lot of other technologies such as Web Forms, Endeca (search server), SSIS packages, Windows Services etc. I left ITCraft after about one year not because I didn’t like the project or the team, but because I wanted to know how software is developed in other companies.
Since then I’ve been working in a company called Langate as a .NET developer. The project is B2B multi-tenant application written using a modern stack and hosted in Azure. Technologies we use: ASP.NET MVC and Web.Api, Azure Storage, Service Bus queues etc.
My professional goal is to get a job in Microsoft or StackOverflow. You may ask “Why these companies?” The answer is quite straightforward: I consider them the best place for .NET developer. I am also excited about my app Piano 3D which has been downloaded more than 600,000 times and even featured in Microsoft TV advertisment, so I am constantly improving it and want to make it the best mobile piano app.
This blog is about my journey in software development world, although I do not promise to post only about programming. Since I develop my own apps there will be a lot of articles about them.
I play the piano and I am learning to play the guitar (mostly electric). Sometimes I pretend to compose music, but you aren’t gonna hear it, at least yet :) I used to play basketball and volleyball, I haven’t done it recently though because of my knee injury which I got playing basketball.
One of my passions is space and space technologies in particular, so I am really excited about all these new space-related private companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin etc.