My name is Alex Shelkovnykov. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine.

I grew up in a lot of places: Kiev, Toronto, Halifax, Chicago. I grew up in the suburbs. I grew up online.

When I was in grade school, I thought I would work for NASA. When I was in college, I thought I would work making graphics software. Instead, I hopped around between Machine Learning, crypto, and virtual OS development.

I spent 5 years in Silicon Valley, 7 years in the US, and far too many years in Canada. I've been to 25 countries on 6 continents, and played hockey in 4 of them. I speak 3 languages.

I like to sleep in on Saturdays.