Hi, my name is Alex Sikilinda. I live in Kharkov, Ukraine. I am a .NET developer, 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 current goal is to finish and release my app Piano 3D for Android and iOS. It has already been downloaded more than 700,000 times in Windows Store 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.