About me

Alex Smirnov

It's my viewing on human life & IT life, their crossings & outstandings. It's about my escape from absurd Russian mentality to IT technology. Some kind of emigration, if you like. I'm a professional software engineer (php, ruby development, maintenance of Linux servers). And I want to leave Russia forever.


Professional skills:


  • PHP, Ruby on Rails, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, XML, JSON, CSS, HTML.
  • Create an eCommerce website; Prestashop, OpenCart, ModX, Magento, Joomla, VirtueMart, K2Store, JoomShopping, etc. Without Bitrix!
  • Creating portals and websites - social networks, websites vacancies, dating sites.
  • Development of extensions for the popular cms.
  • Maintained a distributed Unix infrastructure, Linux Administration (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora, OpenSuse Leap/Tumbleweed, Mandriva).
  • Heroku, AWS (including Cloud formation and Cloud-init) and VMware as Infrastructure. Git for source code.