I am a software developer and a computer science student based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. I currently attend NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering.
I'm intrigued by great design, photography, classical music, big cities, delicious coffee, and just about anything in between.
I'm a strong believer in that technology should work for us, rather than the opposite, and I invite you to learn about me, my work, and follow me on various social media channels!
During the summer of 2015, I interned with Electric Motor Werks, where I helped shape the web application for their JuiceBox products. I worked on the Azure cloud platform and the ASP.NET framework, making sure the application runs smoothly and looks beautiful on mobile and desktop devices. I implemented an administration dashboard for the JuiceBox engineering and production teams and built interactive graphing and statistical models for the customer-facing side.
In October 2014, along with four other people, I assisted in the founding of Awesome IT, LLC and became one of the first IT engineers on board. My primary focus is Windows client and server administration, as well as exposure to the vSphere ESXi platform. I set up Windows servers, DNS, Active Directories, and DHCP, among other things, for testing and for clients.
At the end of my freshman year of high school, I was given the responsibility of remaking and updating the website for my high school's robotics team, FRC #8 - Paly Robotics. As I was still learning how to program, I learned how to manage Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and MovableType content management systems and how to make and modify their themes. Although this is a very basic project, it was my first major step into the web development world and allowed me to learn the impact a website has on a business, or in this case, a high school robotics team.
As an assignment for a PHP/MySQL course, I created a web application that focused on event planning and preventing flakiness in attendance. This project allowed me to learn how to administer MySQL databases, code in PHP, and design interfaces with Materialize. This project is kept as an example of how I started out with backend web development and isn't intended to demonstrate my current software development process and practices.
© 2015 by Sergey Smirnov.