Hello, my name is Denis Mysenko

and I was always crazy about IT. When I was fourteen, I started the first Bulletin Board System (BBS) in my home town in Siberia.

By sixteen I got a full-time position of a network administrator at Siberian Internet Company, and managed two global IRC servers on EFNet, including the first Russian IRC server ever (in that network).

While a student at one university, I actually taught classes in the afternoon at another university, as a Cisco Academy instructor.

As of today, I got, give or take, 16 years of professional experience.

Current engagements

I spend my days at PoweredLocal where I'm a full-time CTO, and where a bunch of us are trying to make the WiFi better. In my spare time, I work on Fluent - my own translation as a service startup, and Boogie Call - music discovery startup that I founded. Also, I'm about to start offering my own development/devops courses called 'config.sys'.

I try to be active in the open-source community (mostly on GitHub), I authored and I'm maintaining Geographer library.

Objective

I'm mostly interested in startups and global web projects at the moment. I sincerely believe that 2010s is the best possible moment for Internet entrepreneurs to come out and play!

Skills

Years of experience
Confidence level
FreeBSD, Linux, Docker, DevOps
15
99%
Cisco, networking
13
80%
PHP, HTML/CSS
13
99%
JavaScript, Node.js, React
13
99%
Ruby
1
50%
Adobe Photoshop, Premiere
16
99%

Experience

Aug 2016

Present

Powered Local, Australia

Chief Technical Officer

Building a better wi-fi for hospitality sector. Embracing microservices pattern and polyglot development (PHP, Ruby and JavaScript). Shipping Docker containers.

Front-end: React.js with Redux.
Back-end: PHP (Symfony and Lumen) and Ruby (Grape).
CI/CD: TDD. Travis and Circle CI. Docker Hub, Docker Cloud.

Mar 2016

Jul 2016

My Local Broker, Australia

Senior Backend Developer

Developed various backend microservices that communicate to each other via SQS/SNS and RESTful RPC.

Environment: Git, Buildkite, PHP7 (CakePHP and Laravel), PhpUnit, AWS, Scrum, Docker.

Aug 2014

Present

Menara Solutions, Australia

Lead Developer / Founder

I incorporated a company in Australia in order to support my forthcoming startups. At the moment we are focusing our efforts on Social Eazie - social media management platform, Fluent - website translations as a service, Boogie Call - a global event aggregator with location-based search, Rapport - live video and photo streams.

Technologies used: PHP7 with PhpStorm and Laravel, Vue.js, Java + Android Studio, Objective C + Xcode, Git versioning, etc.

Oct 2010

Aug 2014

Pulse Projects, Malaysia

Director

HR, planning and budgeting. Hired and trained local customer support executives to provide 24/5 customer support (email, chat and toll-free phones). Took care of Malay, Chinese and Indian websites of Forex4you. Internet marketing (Google AdWords and Facebook). Launched Markets4you - a WebTV in English and Malay.

From December 2012 to August 2014 led a financial startup project LigaForex, a social network of online traders.

Nov 2008

Sep 2010

Esperanza Consulting, India

Managing director

Company incorporation. HR, budgeting, planning, taxes. Hired and trained local customer support executives to provide 24/5 customer support for foreign clients (email, chat and toll-free phones). Translated the main website (Forex4you.com) into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French and German. SEO optimization (off-site + on-site). Internet marketing (Google AdWords, banners on relevant websites, etc). Built a global CDN for performance optimization (Bind9, NginX and GeoIP). Developed website monitoring system (PHP + MySQL) - NinjaMon.net. Managed a global UNIX serverfarm.

Sep 2004

Nov 2008

Technologies of Smart City, Russia

Director

Managed a small company - a website development studio.

Nov 2001

Jul 2005

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

IT Manager

Installed and managed UNIX and Windows 2000 servers (Internet, Windows Domain and mail services). Managed Sun workstations and Sun Enterprise 250 server (NIS+, Oracle). Project management of the 3D-visualization room construction (Barco, SGI and Crestron hardware, dealing with contractors). Developed and managed web-site (PHP, MySQL). Installed and managed network equipment (3Com/Cisco). Developed and managed a database of applicants (PHP, MySQL). Internet-promotion of student recruitment. Managed video-conferencing system (Polycom hardware, ISDN access)

Jul 1999

Feb 2003

Sibintek, Russia

Systems Administrator

Installed and managed Internet, mail and Windows Domain services. Developed traffic accounting system for Nefteyugansk branch based on PHP/Mysql/Apache/Squid. Installed and managed Cisco hardware for Western Oil Company, mail services and VPN

Feb 1998

Dec 1998

Temp, Russia

Programmer

Developed commercial software products (Borland Pascal). Rendered 3D clips for local TV channel "Yugansk" (Kinetix software).

Degrees

Royal Institute of Technology
(2006-2008)

Stockholm, Sweden

A triple degree course taught in Madrid (Spain), Como (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden), called "International Master in Industrial Management" and supported by the European Commission's Erasmus Mundus programme. Scholarship holder. Master thesis: "Empirical study of SPC methods through software development".

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
(2006-2008)

Madrid, Spain

See "Royal Insitute of Technology"

Politecnico di Milano
(2006-2008)

Como, Italy

See "Royal Insitute of Technology"

Tomsk Polytechnic University
(2005-2007)

Tomsk, Russia

Maestría en Ciencias de la computación de una de las instituciones técnicas superiores en Rusia. Calificación final 5 de 5, promedio 4.75 de 5. Pasó un año de estudios en la Universidad Técnica Checa de Praga (intercambio académico).

Tomsk Polytechnic University
(2002-2005)

Tomsk, Russia

BSc in Computer Science from one of the top technical institutions in Russia. Final grade 5 out of 5, average 4.6 out of 5. Did a summer internship at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France (wireless networking research).

School of Arts
(1991-1997)

Nefteyugansk, Russia

A diploma in fine arts.

Awards

More awards, more!

I'm no stranger to winning and achieving, be it IT or sports!

I won a City Programming competition twice and a Regional programming competition once while in the school. In 2006 I came number 10 at the Russian Table Football championship.

I have many acknowledgement and recognition letters - I could use them as wallpaper in my office!

My GMAT is 710 (94% percentile at the moment of taking).

I got CCNA, MCP and MCSA, as well as AWS CSAA, CDA and CSOAA.

Hobbies

Aikido

I started practising Aikido seriously (regularly) in 2009-2010 and I currently hold a rank of 1st Dan Aikikai. Aikido helps me not only to keep my joints flexible, but regain peace of mind after a busy day at work. It's a beatiful martial art and I'm not looking to stop anytime soon.

Running

I love running, I simply cannot stop! I try to make at least 100 kilometers every month. I participated in KL Half Marathon in 2013 and I won a medal (10th rank) at the ABC Run in KL in 2014. It's not just about losing weight or feeling better. Running is a form of meditation for me, while I'm running I can focus on thoughts that normally I don't have time or context for.

Scuba diving

I started scuba diving in 2012 when I worked in Malaysia. Being in Malaysia - one of the world's top destinations for scuba diving, I just couldn't miss it! I got hooked up so hard so that I already have logged more than 120 dives and hold PADI Rescue Diver certification. Scuba diving is flying in the open space for me, jumping to another reality with different laws.

Photography

Photography is a big hobby of mine and I still prefer film cameras. My favorite "weapon" at the moment is a 50+ year old Asahi Pentax Spotmatic with Super-Takumar lens, always loaded with black & white film. You can check out some of my shots in my Flickr profile (see link in the footer).

Some of my favorite shots are right here:


DJing

I started DJing and promoting club events around 2002-2003. Since then, I played many serious gigs in cities like Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Prague, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur and others. While not a celebrity artist myself, I warmed up for many top artists and I booked many interesting musicians, to contribute to my local nightlife/music scene.

Some of my mixes are available on my official Dj page.

And here are some of my tunes:

Traveling

I love traveling and discovering new cultures. Whenever I visit a new country, I study its history, values and traditions to make the most of my trip. So far I have visited just sligthly more than 40 countries and I have lived, permanently or temprorarily in 8 countries.

Write to me - in English, Russian, Italian or Spanish

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