How I Started
Or: My Journey towards Magento
Unfortunately, there were no one who could help me with advise or give me a good tip. However, I realized that there is no way back. In a while I created few personal websites. By the way, my “salary” for very first project was a “C++ for professionals” book. Don’t ask me why C++ :), I was sure to came back to a compiler based language.
After I’ve created few features using PHP (e.g. creating and reading News content into files and basic login page) for one of my project I was engaged learning PHP language more and more. My new PHP book with total number of 1200 pages burned all my free time.
In few years of extensive learning I started my own “Mcs Web Studio” studio. We were working together with Frontend Developer. Majority of my time I mostly did dirty backend PHP/MySQL work. I get some experience in web architecture design, different development techniques. In addition to this I’ve created 3 home-made CMS frameworks. For one of eCommerce website I’ve used so-called Entity-Attribute-Value to easily manage product characteristics.
That one of main reasons I got offered in Magento (or Varien) company back in 2010. There were 2 great teachers Vitalii Korotun and Ivan Chepurniy put my knowledge to the next level. I’ve worked in different departments starting from Professional Services (later re-named to Expert Consulting Group), Magento Saas/Go and Magento 1 Core team.
Currently, I am working as a Software Development Manager (in Commerce Services Leadership Team together with Max Yekaterynenko) at Magento 2 project. We are working hard to release Magento 2 Merchant GA release which is scheduled Q3 2015.
Really few words about my Firedrakes and Vanilla teams: THEY ARE GREAT. They teach me a lot. Guys are super smart and fun. Namely: Anton Kaplya, Sergii Ivashchenko, Misha Logvin, Vladyslav Shcherbyna, Andrii Gurzhiy, Dima Voskoboinikov, Olexandr Lysenko, Anton Guz, Denys Rul, Dima Vilchinskiy and Nadia Kalinovich.
Stay in touch and have a great reading.
Max with his team of Magento enthusiasts won the Best Magento 1 to Magento 2 Migration Award at the Magento Imagine 2017. As CEO at Pronko Consulting, he is actively working with Magento 2, delivering superior customer experience. As one of the most famous developers on a market and in the Magento Community, he launched Magento 2 blog, Magento DevChannel – YouTube channel in 2017 where he shares his knowledge, experience and the best practices in the Magento field.
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