I started my web-development journey in 2003 when I got my first PC. The possibility of creating something by myself is thrilled me and I started to learn. HTML with CSS was the simplest thing to start with because for that you don't need compilers or special apps, you just write code - save - update page and here it is - you can see your job! So awesome! And that is how I got involved in web-development.
In 2005 I started project "CN Group" - an online magazine about web-development, with friends and like-minded people we wrote educational articles and publish them in form of offline app. That project is abandoned and forgotten long ago, but it give me a huge leap in my knowledge, I started developing with PHP and MySQL.
In the same year I got my first paid gig - video catalog for local video rental shop in Dubai. Since then I worked as freelance web-developer in Dubai until 2008, mostly for real estate agencies and media companies.
In 2008, when a crisis hit Dubai and my main clients lay down and cut their expenses I decided to take a break from web-development and dived into photography - my long ago secret passion. I really enjoyed doing photography and as result, I made Vova's Photography - a website showcasing my photography.
In 2010, pulled by old connections, I got back to web-development, again, for real estate agencies in Dubai.
In 2013 I got involved in my sister's little startup - Emicats - a private cattery in Al Ain. My responsibility was: website, social media, photography, meeting with clients and delivering kittens to them. The project was successful, it has brought money and I had plenty of time for my two main passions: photography and web-development. But as it grows it started to take a lot of my time and in spring 2016 I decided to quit. My sister doesn't like the idea of running cattery without me, so we decided to close business.
All summer 2016 I spend in Russia, where I got plenty of time to think about who I want to be: photographer or web-developer. In first days of autumn I left Russia without my photography gear, I just leave it all there for next time, then I created this page proclaiming myself a web-developer. And that's how I became web-developer.
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