Hi 👋, my name is Viktor Shevchenko. I am a frontend developer from Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦. I am 32, married, have a daughter 👨👩👧.
I have started my professional career in 2006 with a biggest telecom operator in Ukraine(Kyivstar) as a consultant and later as a mobile network engineer. In 2010 I have switched to fronted development area. Firstly as a freelancer, later as an employee.
I have made my path from web developer to a team leader. Played a key role in project architecture development, built applications from scratch, transformed legacy applications to be SPA, managed a team up to 5 persons, adopted Scrum methodology.
Presently, I am a team lead in GlobalLogic Ukraine(IT outsourcing company, headquartered in USA). Beside my primary project duties I do participate in different consulting and pre-sale activities.
I find myself as a pragmatic engineer always willing to learn and share knowledge with others. That is why I try to share my experience via menthoring and writing publications in my Medium blog. You can check few of them here:
In technologies, I am using, I prefer to understand how they work on a low level, this helps me to use them with a maximum efficiency. I do like to experiment with new tools but for production - prefer using more battle tested solutions. Things I would really like to try next are Golang and ReasonML. In my daily work I prefer combining technical and leadership tasks, solving complex and challenging cases that involves not only coding but also communication with people.
I do open source contribution by authoring and maintaning a library called reactive-mobx-form that is aimed to simplify work with web forms in React MobX applications. And contributing to validation library validatorjs.
Beside programming I like traveling ✈️ (my favorite cities are London 🇬🇧, Berlin 🇩🇪 and Amsterdam 🇳🇱), active sports (wakesurfing 🏄🏻♂️, snowboarding🏂), mixing of cocktails 🍹.