Stony Brook University
Val is definitely an experienced person in software engineering area. He will look at your problem, understand,solve and explain it to you in matter of couple of minutes.
Also patient and understanding that not everyone gets programming right away, funny and a cool guy too lol. When i had no hope of finishing my Final project on time, Thanks to Val he turned a potential C or a D grade to an A....!!!
Val helped me to draw a diagram in MySQLBench. It was very interactive lesson. I learned a lot from him. Since Val knew Russian it was fun and easy to understand. I'd like to have more lesson with him.
P.S., appreciated the advice and resources provided by Val in order to strengthen my skill set in web development. Looking forward to increase my skills and learning more in this field.
For someone new to programming within a few lessons Val has helped show me that with practice and understanding your skills can improved. Instead of spending hours trying to understand something that I'm not likely to get on my own or sift through a dense book to find the hidden answer, he will show and explain to you different ways and why you do something. I was struggling with a few projects and his help made me breathe again. Coming from a family with no one from the computer field he made me feel that if you are interested enough to learn you can succeed in this field! Thanks for the help Val!!
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I've been programming since around 1998. I have a BS degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University. I have worked as the (main) web master for the office of the NYC Comptroller, and I have worked in my current job as a Software Architect since 2009.
I am a professional Java programmer with many years of experience.
I've been a Windows user since 1997. I am also a professional programmer. I have developed a number of applications using various languages for the Windows OS, and I have very good knowledge of the operating system from a programmer's and from a user's perspective.
I've been programming since 1998. Not all of my programming jobs have involved working with PHP, but a number of them have. In total, I have programmed in PHP for about 5 years. Presently I sometimes use PHP for small projects at work (we use Java for large projects,) and I use it at home for small personal projects.
I was born in the USSR and my first/native language is Russian. I speak Russian with my parents, my wife, and we are also teaching our toddler son to speak Russian. My knowledge of spoken and written Russian is above average of residents of Russia, as is also evidenced by my high scores on various "Knowledge of the Russian language" tests. I am also an active participant of the Russian segment of the internet.
I have more than a decade of experience creating websites. Back in high school in 1999, I won the grand prize in a web design competition between 400 NYC high schools. Since then, I have held many jobs creating and maintaining websites for the NYC Comptroller's Office, the Stony Brook University, Bear Stearns Bank, MLB, et cetera. I am also very skilled at communicating my knowledge to others, explaining the intricacies of web design and development, and I am a very friendly person.