Yulka Plekhanova Front-end web developer / UI designerI am dedicated to creating attractive and intuitive user interfaces and delivering an experience in which all elements beautifully relate to one another. I find inspiration in my surroundings and hold an interest in digital art, cinema, typography, experimental electronic music, and traveling. Born in Russia, I lived in the United States for seven and a half years and currently reside in Madrid, Spain, where I work remotely as a Front-end Developer and UI Designer for Eldarion.
Will Dyson Software developer / system administratorI studied Computer Science at Earlham College, receiving a Bachelor's in 2001. Since then, I have worked on a wide variety of projects including end-user support, web development, network design and management and Linux kernel device drivers. I program fluently in several languages and pick up new ones quickly.
In my freelance career I have seen all the horrors that web development has to offer: projects running way past deadline, spaghetti code where every bug fixed introduces two new ones, user interfaces that make users' eyes bleed and worse.
I enjoy working with the Django framework because it provides a high-quality platform for rapidly developing secure and feature rich websites. My ambition is to make web applications that please both their users and developers, while solving real-world problems.
It is a pleasure to work with the creative and dedicated members of the Insatsu collective.
Thomas Schreiber Software developer
I consider myself a critical thinker with an eye for design. I am currently apprenticing as a software architect in the area of web application development. I take pride and enjoyment from my work by purposefully setting a high standard of excellence in the software I deliver.
Currently I am working for Unidad Editorial as a lead web developer on social networking projects, living in Madrid and learning Spanish. I contribute to open source projects whenever possible and have a variety of personal projects under development. I enjoy djing, collecting vinyl, composing music and promoting the grass roots music scene all the same.
My interest in computers was triggered at the age of 12 when I was given an assignment to write a BASIC animation. A couple years later I selected parts from a catalogue and built my first computer so that I could play with the early Internet; at that time BBS and subsequently Prodigy and AOL. My interest in electronic music was also sparked in this time period, initially by writing MIDI files for fun.
When it was time for college I began with an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Northampton College and subsequently earned a Bachelors of Arts in Digital Media from Temple University's Tyler School of Art. The combination of these two degrees and my intensive post college programming work taught me the skills necessary to traverse the boundaries of creativity and engineering. I've since become a dedicated self-learner from which there is no turning back.
During my seven years in Philadelphia I took a large role in planting the seeds of the Detroit Techno inspired music scene, named rizumu, that continues its growth to this day. In addition to hundreds of dj nights in Philadelphia, I performed in many other American cities and a few Internationally. Musically, I've only scratched the surface of what I would like to accomplish.
Life is short, carpe diem.