This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details.
Who you are?
I’m a tester on Visual Studio ALM team with focus on the real world end-to-end scenarios.
Outside work I enjoy a wild range of activities – watching my son growing, dedicating time to hiking and other outdoor activities when weather cooperates, and using all vacation time I have on traveling. I have a long list of places to visit (although it gets shorter), but I was lucky to discover several special places I keep coming back to which feel like home to me.
What makes you “tick”?
Efficiency and productivity, happy marriage of smart processes and right tools, so people can get their job done fast and have time to enjoy everything else this world has to offer. Working with smart and passionate people and seeing the result of my work impacting a product feels great too!
Where you live?
I’m originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, but I have been living in Redmond, WA since 2000.
Where is the place you call home?
I’m pretty happy to live where I’m now, but I see myself sometime in the future spending summer in the Pacific Northwest, spring and fall in Sedona (or in some other charming place in Southwest), and winter in Hawaii – ambitious, but why not?!
Why are you active in the Rangers program?
Coming from a product group, I really appreciate the second chance opportunity to contribute to projects that are directly inspired by customer needs and fill the gap.
What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?
I’m a relatively new to the Rangers community, so I have no real credits yet, but I plan to contribute to a family of projects targeting Build – Release – Deploy space, because that's where the help is needed.