I'm Anton Ždanov.
I live in Tallinn.

I'm a software developer with many years of experience in creating web applications.

I have worked with various technologies across the front-end, back-end, database, and infrastructure layers. Some of the projects I'm proud of include a payment widget and a dashboard for a financial company, an app for operators to provide customers with real-time support, and an app that is used for reconciling and keeping the balance of financial transactions.

I'm always eager to learn new skills and broaden my knowledge.

Some of the technologies I've worked with or was interested in learning over the years:

  • HTML, CSS, SCSS, Tailwind CSS
  • JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, React.js, Vue.js, Angular
  • Java, Spring, JDBC, Hibernate
  • C#, .NET. ASP.NET Core, EF Core, Dapper
  • SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, gRPC
  • Azure, AWS, Terraform, Serverless, Docker
  • Grafana, Prometheus, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Git

I'm also familiar with: Go, Python, PHP, C, and a bit of Kubernetes.

My story

Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by video games. I would spend hours playing them and submerging myself in their worlds. Later on I started learning how to make 3D models, photoshop images and create computer music. I really enjoyed experimenting and trying out new things.

As I got older, I started to learn how to code. Trying to make simple websites. Modify a theme for WordPress for a friend. At that time it felt very difficult and I didn't really understand what I was doing. Often than not I would get stuck and not know how to continue.

After doing non-IT related jobs for a few years, I decided to change my career path and start learning how to code again. This time I was determined to learn it properly. I started with learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Then I moved on to Python, PHP, etc. I was learning everything I could get my hands on. Probably not the best approach, but it worked for me. I was able to get a job as a software developer due to my exposure to various languages and frameworks and I've been working as a developer ever since.

I have experience working with various technologies and frameworks, different sized teams and different types of projects. With teams that follow agile methodologies and teams that don't. I've worked on projects that were built from scratch and projects that were about maintaining, extending and improving legacy code.

In my free time I like to play video games, enjoy doing fitness, listen to music, read books and study. I do kettlebell training and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I enjoy playing all sorts of games without specific preferences. Same about music, as long as it sounds good I'm happy. With books I prefer fantasy and sci-fi genres.