Who am I - What do I do - What do I like
My name is David Tchekachev (a.k.a Tchekda on the Internet) and I'm a 20 year-old computer science student at EPITA, a 5-year engineering university. Currently seeking a Software Engineering internship from September 2024 until February 2025
In the past years I developed multiple websites and solutions for companies that had specific needs to computerize and automate some repetitive tasks, which led me recently to register my own company as a freelancer. Solving problems in a creative way is what drives me to keep learning and improving my skills.
I also engage in sport and volunteering activities in order to build new skills that I can use for my professional experience. Keeping myself busy to make myself better and more valuable is one of my most important goals.
“ A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing. ”Alan J. Perlis
Which technologies do I use - How much am I competent using them
“ Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ”Martin Fowler
How do I work with other people - What makes me different
“ If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likable person. ”Alan Cooper
What am I doing else than programming
I got introduced to programming by volunteers on meetups in Paris and, now that I have gained some technical experience, it became important to me to give this opportunity back to the community.
I'm the most proud of the volunteering I'm doing at CoderDojo Paris (see picture) where, each month, I'm mentoring a dozen kids into discovering programing. It's the same community that taught me the basics and gave me the passion I have for computers.
Not only in programming but also in sports, after a dozen years being an ice-hockey player I became a referee to stay at a high-level of competition and engage with players. As an ice-hockey referee, I worked hard to climb the steps to the National level (highest level in France). Working with professional players is very challenging and pushing me to work even harder to provide them with a safe environment to play and enjoy.
“ Talk is cheap. Show me the code. ”Linus Torvalds
What did I work on
January 2021 - Now
Web Team Manager in the Development Operations department. I'm in charge of the overview, supervision, assignement, deployment, testing, validation and maintenance of the IVAO Web Systems. Being part of this organization has given me the opportunity to work with a lot of different technologies, people and problematics to solve, such as high-availability and resilience since our systems are visited by thousands of people with more than hundreds requests per second.
Dec 2022 - Now
Joined the team as a technical IT consultant & developer to create proof-of-concepts (PoCs) and website MVPs to pre-sell new product ideas in order to test how the market would react and would require a complete full-size solution. Working for this company allowed me to touch a lot of different technologies and new things I wouldn't have thought of, such as BigData, Influencer Marketing, Mobile Application, Blockchain, Medical products, E-commerce, AWS at scale, etc...
August 2021 - Now
Automating and optimizing repetitive tasks while providing some insights on processes by analyzing statistical data. All tools are hand-made to fit their exact need and integrate with existing internal tools and third-party services.
April 2020 - May 2021
Highschool platform replacing the paper version of "Fiche Navette" used to collect student's wish for next year's options. With a complete backoffice to configure everything, with common import/export formats and a dashboard for teachers.Product Page
“ Working together produces a greater result than the sum of individual elements ”