I was born in 1970 and grew up in Alma-Ata, USSR (now Almaty, Kazakhstan). I graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1994. In 2000 – 2011 I worked at Rambler as a system administrator. Then in 2011 I have founded NGINX, Inc. In 2019 the company was acquired by F5 Networks, Inc. and I continued to live in Moscow and currently work at NGINX business unit of F5 Networks.
I'm the original author of nginx (pronounced "engine x"), a high performance HTTP and reverse proxy server.
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