About Me

Dmitry Sabanin
Me, Alex and Tanya.
Me and my brother, mesmerized.
Me and my brother Ilya.
Me and my brother, mesmerized.
Some things don't change.

A Passionate Developer

I'm a polyglot programmer excited about solving complex engineering challenges using the best tool for the job. I pride myself on code quality, stability, performance, and extensibility of the projects I develop.

I'm 38 years old, and I have an awesome 15-year-old son Alex and my amazing wife, Tatiana. We had immigrated to the US from Russia in 2012,  and finally a US citizen.

Battle-tested Professional

During my professional career as a software engineer, architect, and tech lead, I've been responsible for developing and supporting long-term multiple greenfield projects. I worked on projects ranging from podcasting platforms, version control hosting, continuous integration, and deployment solutions, internal business analytics and server administration tools, to architecting and implementing world-class level desktop applications.

My passion is to turn abstract visions into a technical reality, and I learned to do so with limited time and resources, picking up necessary skills as I move forward to the goal.

How I Started

I was born in Norilsk, Russia, in 1984. One of the most polluted cities in the world, and crazy cold to boot.

The first time when I got into programming was when I was 12, back in 1996, as part of an advanced school program. When I was 15, I was a part of a few popular open-source projects in PHP and had done a few projects in Visual Basic for my school. By 16, I had my first successful commercial project, an ad network that was later acquired by a competitor.

Since I was 14, I was obsessed with Linux and used it in my day to day until I discovered macOS. I'm still a big open-source, GNU, and EFF supporter.

Things I Enjoy in My Free Time

Family Time
My Family
Playing Piano
Playing Piano
Weight Lifting
Weight Lifting
Messing with microelectronics / FPGAs
Studying Mathematics
Studying Zen and Meditation
Zen Meditation
Studying Physics
Studying Biology
Observing the Universe
Observable Universe
Fixing Things
Fixing Things

Favorite Quotes

“What one fool can do, another can.”

Silvanus P. Thompson
“Continued pleasures wear off, continued hardships lose their poignancy.”

Nico Frijda
“The exaggerated esteem in which my lifework is held makes me very ill at ease. I feel compelled to think of myself as an involuntary swindler.”

Albert Einstein
“We cannot have it both ways: if we are free, we are responsible: if we are not responsible, we are not free.”

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole.”

The Dude
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.”


Useless Trivia

13 years
To my oldest code that is still running in production
General-purpose languages I've written software in
5 years
Since I've made a switch to a plant-based diet
Workouts from Aug 2018 to Feb, 2020.
The year when I joined Reddit