I am a Microsoft certified web developer (MCSD) since 2013, recertified in 2016. I have over 30 expired Brainbench certifications, from soft skills, such as business and language, to programming aptitude, to concrete technology stack, and 3 job role certifications (5-10 exams each). I also have a current Angular job role certification on Pluralsight (May 2020, 9 online exams), with both ES6 and Angular skills at Expert level, top 97% and 92% respectively, of all test takers.
At university I took part in almost all programming related competitions (mostly ACM), and consistently placed in top 1-3 among same year Comp Sci students, every year. I competed as a team member in the national team final of Ukraine, and 2 times as a team lead for university team. Below is a certificate of archievement from 2006 (Vinnytsia, Ukraine).
Years later, while working full time as a software developer in Canada, I took my competitive spirit to online communities.
I am a trusted user and moderator on Stack Overflow since 2011, the number one source for most programming related questions, backed up by a large development community around the world. You get some moderator permissions at 10K reputation, and more at 20K. Have a well research question that you do not know the answer for? Ask it on Stack Overflow, and get an answer in minutes or hours, depending on complexity and popularity of the tech stack. I am an overall top 2% user, but have been mostly inactive on the network for a few years now and only reply to comments.
About This Site
neolisk.blog (the site you are currently looking at) is a spiritual successor to neolisk.com, my old technical blog created in 2009, which was built with the old google sites platform, very limiting (100MB of space) and with layout and formatting issues as soon as contents got large or tried to render on mobile devices. It did not support code color highlight, so I had to use external websites to produce raw HTML. At peak of its popularity neolisk.com had over 200 daily visitors on average (for a few years).
If you have an interesting idea, drop me an email as firstname.lastname@example.org.