From time to time, I give talks on various web-related topics like Web Performance.
If you'd like to invite me to speak at your event, please send me a note. You can grab my speaker bio and photos here.
People often ask how to pronounce my name in English context and I can't blame you - it's tough to do as it originally has plenty of Russian-specific letters and sounds (don't get me wrong, I had to correct plenty of Russian documents to fix the misspellings too).
As a result, I created an English pronounciation which is hopefully not as hard. And I use it myself every day so don't feel bad about it.
I've organized New York Web Performance Group - you can check meeting schedule over at Meetup.com.
I also help other organizers and run organizer's mailing list, if you are already running a group or want to start one, let me know.
I built a few web-performance (as in "UX speed") tools over the years and they are open source:
Also inclides a sample React, Gatsby and NextJS apps to help with understanding how things work. We developed this project together with my colleagues at Meetup as open source software.
Speed Selector - a prototype of visual metric analysis approach using WebPageTest's Speed Index calculations (2016)
This approach (not the code) is now used in WebPageTest's Visual Metrics tool (under the name of "hero elements times") originally implemented by Joseph Wynn of SpeedCurve. Visual Metrics tools is also used in SiteSpeed.io's Browsertime. Some background in their changelog.
None of it would be possible without Patrick Meenan, creator of WebPageTest and Speed Index metric itself and standalone Visual Metrics tool.
WebPageTest launcher - Chrome extension that does one thing - lunches WebPageTest.org with current URL and speeds up WPT-addict's workflow (2015)
ShowSlow - now deprecated, synthetic performance monitoring tool (2009). I also ran a public instance (sponsored by Blaze.io and then Akamai) that crawled your URLs and tracked metrics over time.
I like making 360 panorama photos and videos.
My photos on Google Maps have over 10M views.
Treasure Scanner is a barcode and QR code scanner that is fun to use.
Use Treasure Scanner as a regular bar code or QR code scanner, but earn points and find hidden treasures every time you scan.
Some codes are also special and have collectible items inside.
Note to self helps you quickly send email to your own email address
If you ever sent email to yourself to track to-do item or save a note for archive along with your email, this is a tool for you.
I like geeky t-shirts and created a design of my own.
It shows your age in binary format and is a great conversation starter for both types of people, who can read it and who can't.
You can enter your age and get a t-shirt printed through Zazzle.com
My blog is mostly outdated and doesn't have much new information. One day this will change for the better.