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Ilya Khrustalev
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Hello! I'm a self-taught software engineer with over 20 years of rich experience in the IT industry. My journey began at the age of 4, typing commands from a textbook, and has since evolved into leading roles in game development, biotech, proptech, and big tech companies like Badoo and Yandex.

I've held various positions from Software Engineer to CTO and Head of Engineering, which allowed me to gain extensive expertise in technologies like Python, Django, Postgres, Typescript/Javascript, React, AWS, Terraform, Ansible, CI/CD, PHP, MySQL, React Native, and Flutter. I'm particularly proud of my work in launching a delivery management system at Lamoda, managing a greenfield project with a small yet effective team, and growing a food delivery business acquired by Yandex.

Recently, I've ventured into the StackOverflow community to share my knowledge, focusing on CI/CD, AWS, Python, and PHP. I believe in providing answers that benefit a wider audience, reflecting my approach to problem-solving: first tackling issues independently, then collaborating with peers.

Outside of work, I'm an avid fitness enthusiast, having completed 5 marathons and numerous half-marathons. I'm also a digital nomad who has explored about 40 countries, a devotee of ketogenic nutrition, and a practitioner of Wim Hof's breathing techniques.

My philosophy in software development is balancing well-written code with practical execution. I advocate building MVPs and rapidly iterating based on user feedback while maintaining a no-compromise attitude towards code quality. I'm also passionate about mentoring, aiming to help others navigate the ever-evolving world of IT by setting realistic goals and offering guidance.

I joined StackOverflow to contribute and network. I'm excited to connect with like-minded professionals and contribute to the vibrant tech community here.

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