Valentyn Shybanov
+(48)664235158 olostan 1980/Aug/16
About myself

Started software engineering career with low-level system programming mostly on the start of the era of modern computers, my interest involved from programming calculators, drivers and simple games (Using ASM, C/C++) to developing complex enterprise-level cloud-based solutions (Java, .NET, Go, Containers). Now, with help of modern technologies, solutions and concepts, I am not just trying to bring any, even most courageous ideas into life, but also spread the light of all brilliant technology solutions I can find to all other developers.

Now focused on a combination of Web technologies (Angular, Dart, React) and Cloud Technologies (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon EC2, Azure).

Being a Google Developer Expert (Cloud and Web) I loved to participate in different conferences, give talks and organize workshops and hackathons. I am using my speaker's skills to encourage developers to try new approaches, to see a global picture of software development. In my talks, I am using animated HTML5 presentations to get more attention form auditory and make the material much more clear and visualized.

Skillset Strong: JavaScript (ES6/TypeScript), .NET, Go, Java, C++, Dart, shell scripting, HTML, Angular Medium: Perl, Python Weak: Ruby, PHP

Work experience
2018Feb - now Software Development Engineer Amazon

At present, Valentyn Shybanov is part of Alexa Natural Language Understanding (NLU) team at Amazon focusing on improving scalability and latency of Alexa service.

2017Apr - 2017Jul Web Team Leader MyHeritage

At MyHeritage, Valentyn Shybanov was responsible for improving the front-end part of the web application and creating front-end team in Kyiv, Ukraine (hiring, onboarding).

2010Feb - 2017Feb Solution Architect, Head of Ukrainian branch Twinfield

Twinfield is an international web service for online accounting offered by Wolters Kluwer. Twinfield facilitates the collaboration between accountants and entrepreneurs by offering a state-of-the-art cloud application that allows both parties to work on the administration in a smart, simple, secure and connected way. Established 15 years ago, Twinfield has a strong and growing client base in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Belgium, and the Caribbean, that all use bookkeeping software on a daily bases.

With more than 80,000 financial administrations and more than 40,000 subscribers in 22 countries, Twinfield is the first and largest web service for online accounting in Europe and is praised by both Gartner and IDC. Subscribers have access to their online accounts from any place and at any time they want through a safe Internet connection. Online accounting from Twinfield is available at a flexible monthly subscription rate.

Initially, as Regional Director, I was responsible for managing Ukrainian developers, guiding and controlling the development process, shaping requirements.

Later, as Software/Solution Architect, I was responsible for making architectural decisions for bringing the Twinfield application into a cloud. Are of responsibility covered both for backend and front-end parts, providing consistent solution covering visual appearance and streamlined development process. Besides it, he was constantly performing hands-on developing by implementing critical and new components, training other developers.

Used technologies: ASP.NET MVC, C#, AngularJS, CQRS/ES, MS SQL, RabbitMQ.

2005Apr - 2009Apr Team leader/Developer DevelopEx

DevelopEx is an outsourcing company, that provides services to worldwide clients. As part of DevelopEx, Valentyn Shybanov participated in such projects:

AuctionFloor - Huge ERP project with multiple modules and complex backend made for auction house who makes live auctions. The system includes such modules as inventory module, payment, accounting, checkout, shipping, live auction software etc. It is integrated with several 3rd party APIs (eBay, USPS, UPS, FedEx, ACH payments, Paypal, CC processing gateways) and has two bidding templates (AJAX and C++) and real-time TCP/IP server software to make live auctions.

Error report - Web-module for help desk system which allows filing help desk and inventory reports to support people.

Web Order - Business management system which allows to automate purchase processes in an enterprise and integrated with 3rd party applications.

Prospero - trending component with complex graphs drawing for 3rd party application.

FlowCharting - charting component to use as DotNetNuke module.

2004Aug - 2005Apr Developer Frontex

At Frontex Valentyn Shybanov was working on Xcelerix: non-relational (entity-relational) in-memory database.

Targeting as ultra-fast information storage, Xcelerix used entity relational schemes to provide determined selection time for data queries, that in standard relation-based database system would require exponential growing time. Also, Xcelerix provided support to as many OS as possible, including Windows, Mac OS, different distributions of Linuxes, HP-UX. Technologies

Main technologies used in development were C++, Perl, and Java.

2004Feb - 2004Aug Developer AMI Ukraine

In "AMI Ukraine" Valentyn Shybanov was working on PersonPro - personnel management system. Enterprise-level Ukrainian fully customizable solution that handles all processes of HR: gathering, storing, publishing information, handling complex queries about personnel, preparing customizable reports, including documents of strict accountability.

Technologies used: Delphi, ODBC

2003Jul - 2004Jan System architect Obex Corp.

Valentyn Shybanov contributed to developing Obex Web application for B2B telemarketing. A distributed system, that allows customers to plan and implement telemarketing process and calculate profits. Used AJAX to accelerate system, minimize risks of concurrent modifications and make the system more user-friendly.

Technologies used: PHP, MySQL, Design Patterns.

2001Jan - 2003May Senior Developer Alitel

In Alitel Valentyn Shybanov was working on VoIP billing system based on Radius server. Started as the first developer of this system, and continued as head developer of a small group of developers. Mastered C++ Unix programming, database management, multi-threaded, and time-sensitive development. Also learned how to manage a group of developers (code review, planning, etc).

Technologies used: C++ (gcc), MySQL, Radius RLM, CGI.

1998May - 2001Jan Developer Lider Ltd.

At Lider LLC, Valentyn Shybanov was working on System for stock-taking for car-selling warehouses. The main purpose of the system was to store information about the stock status and do complex queries on searching product analogs.

Technologies used: MS Access, Delphi, BDE (Paradox).

1997 - 2003 Mathematics, Master of Science NTUU "KPI"

National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyyiv Polytechnic Institute' (NTUU "KPI") is one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Europe. It was founded in 1898. NTUU KPI is famous for its academic excellence and leading innovative research.

During the study in NTUU "KPI", Valentyn Shybanov mastered his knowledge in mathematics and computer science. Gained Master of Science degree in Mathematics (Probability theory)

1987 - 1997 General education Gymnasium #191

Gymnasium "Poklyk" #191 is a school that specializes in teaching foreign languages.

In Gymnasium #191 Valentyn Shybanov got basic education and participated in different competitions for youth, including yearly "olympiads" in mathematics and computer science.

2012 Scrum Master Xebia

During Scrum Master course in Xebia that was held by Jeff Sutherland, one of the inventors of Scrum, Valentyn Shybanov got an advanced understanding of Scrum principles - how it works, what is the purpose, what problems could be and how to solve them.

Certificate obtained: Certified Scrum Master.

2003-2005 Pedagogical practice Kyyiv School #256

During pedagogical practice in School #256, Valentyn Shybanov got experience on how to teach others, how to make others be interested.

Discipline: Computer Science.

Public Activities
2009 - now HTML5/Chrome/Cloud so-coordinator GDG Kyyiv Center

Since the beginning of Google Developers Group in Kyiv (formally GTUG), Valentyn Shybanov plays an active role in different GDG events - hackathons, DevFests, technical meetups.

Specialization: HTML5 (CSS3/AngularJS), Chrome, Chrome Extensions, Dart, Google Apps Engine, Google Apps Script, Google Cloud Platform

22.10.2017 Speaker DevFest Ukraine 2017

As one of the speakers of GDG DevFest Ukraine 2017, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation "Cloud Storage: Choosing the best" , to help attendees understand each possible storing option in Google Cloud Platform.

21.11.2016 Speaker BuildStuff Ukraine

As one of the speakers of BuildStuff Ukraine, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Breaking Monolith into pieces: Cloud Essences, that helped to understand what is micro-services and how to build them with maximum efficiency.

21.10.2016 Lighting-talk Dart Summit 2016

On Dart Summit 2016, Valentyn Shybanov mythbusted common misunderstandings about Dart.

09.09.2016 Speaker DevFest Ukraine 2016

As one of the speakers of GDG DevFest Ukraine 2016, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation High-level overview of the Angular 2 [Video], where described benefits main principles of Angular 2 and reasons of using it in real applications.

30.11.2015 Speaker DeeeepMaterial

As one of the speakers of DeeeepMaterial - really big Material Design event, 30.11.2015 Data Art Kyiv, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Material Design in Web

21.11.2015 Speaker DevFest 2015 Silicon Valley

As one of the speakers of DevFest 2015 Silicon Valley, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Multilingual Mult-Services in Google Cloud

23.10.2015 Speaker DevFest 2015 Ukraine

As one of the speakers of DevFest 2015 Ukraine, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentations Micro-Services with Go on Google Cloud and Angular2: Architecture behind it

19.09.2015 Speaker SE2015

As one of the speakers of SE2015, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Lighter micro-services with Go

07.07.2015 Speaker Google I/O 2015 Post Tour

As one of the speakers of Google I/O 2015 Post Tour, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Recap of Google I/O about Web and Cloud

25.10.2014 Speaker DevFest 2014 Ukraine

As one of the speakers of DevFest 2014 Ukraine, Valentyn Shybanov gave a presentation Go in the Cloud and Polymer Workshop

12.10.2014 Organizer Dart Flight School 2

As a speaker and organizer of Dart Flight School 2, Valentyn Shybanov organized a training and workshop Dart Platform, part 2.

15.02.2014 Organizer Dart Flight School

As a speaker and organizer of Dart Flight School, Valentyn Shybanov organized a training and workshop Dart Platform.

2012 Speaker/Organizer DevFest 2012

As one of the organizers of DevFest Ukraine 2012, Valentyn Shybanov was responsible for HTML5/Chrome section of the conference. He also gave a presentation "AngularJS as a Web Platform"

2011 Speaker/Finalist Google Developers Day

As a finalist of Google Open Call 2011 and Chrome Hackathon, Valentyn Shybanov was invited to Google Developers Days 2011. Apart from presenting Chrome Hackathon project, he made a presentation about using the Google Apps Engine.

2011 Speaker JEEConf 2011

At JEEConf Valentyn Shybanov participated as a speaker.

The topic was: Looking Ahead: implementing CQRS using Google Apps Engine with GWT. Description: With the advent of "cloud" computing in the enterprise development process, some new approaches to application development. The presentation was shown an example of a sheaf "cloud" server platform, Google Apps Engine and Google Web Toolkit for building Web-based applications using CQRS-principle.

2008 Speaker UAWeb 2008

At UA Web 2008 Valentyn Shybanov made a presentation "Using GWT for building Web 2.0". During the presentation, Valentyn shared his experience of using GWT for building web applications.