I'm a web developer with a passion for automation and design living in Moscow. I'm currently working at Skyeng, the largest independent edtech company in Russia.
At Infra Tools I will be automating different processes for different teams and making tools that will make the life of thousands of employees and contractors easier
Not really happy how it turned out (they literally called me "baby George" and misspelled the word "company"), but it's still worth mentioning
Right after schools switched to remote learning, Moscow's Department of Education required that instead of Zoom, schools must use Microsoft Teams for remote classes, and instead of having teachers send invite links directly to students, students had to get call invite links from the Moscow Electronic School (a.k.a. MESh) system (a LMS developed by the Moscow Department of IT).
On the first day of remote learning, due to extreme load, MESh's servers crashed and the website was only available during the night.
I built a bot that logged into MESh every day at 4AM, fetched the invite links for the upcoming classes and posted them in our school's group chat
Even though MESh is mostly stable now, my classmates still use the bot to join calls because it's a lot more convenient to just tap the link in the group chat than to log into MESh
Originally posted in Russian on the Skyeng DevBlog on February 12th.
My origin story — from making things with Arduino when I was 7, to getting a job at Skyeng at 14
In my free time I was making little projects, most of which are dead now. I was featured four times on Product Hunt and even got a Golden Kitty! (which is actually made from silver-colored plastic)