Andrey Smirnov photo
Andrey Smirnov Founder & Ideologist

Few words about me

My name is Andrey Smirnov. I work for Virtustream. I’m a big fan of Go, Python, DevOps and high-load projects.

Previously, I was team development lead at Skype Qik (Microsoft). There my team was in charge of the asynchronous communication backend.

Prior to that I was leading development of, a Russian clone of YouTube. You can see my resume here to get more details.

Some of my open-source projects are: Redis Resharding Proxy and txZMQ. I’ve developed Flash broadcasting backend (, call signalling and notification (Qik), and many other products.

I frequently give talks at conferences. A long time ago I taught at Moscow State University.

Follow me on