Igor Davydenko ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Ukrainian. Python web developer. Passionate about creating web applications for real world, giving back to open source, and sharing experience.


Starting from May 2022, Iโ€™m working as Backend Team/Tech Lead at Portside, Inc. My daily routine includes using Python and Django for developing OpenAPI 3 or GraphQL backends for various applications in Portside, Inc. portfolio, such as:

At the same time, thanks to my previous experience, Iโ€™m working closely with similarly passionate Python developers in order to reach business goals and to grow their potential. Years in software engineering taught me valuable lessons, which Iโ€™m sharing with my colleagues with joy and humility.


For the last 16 years I was a part of many engineering teams, most notably of: 42 Coffee Cups, oDesk PS, GetGoing Inc., ezhome Inc., EVO, LifeStreet Media, and IBH Solutions. During that time Iโ€™ve met and worked with many great engineers that helped me to become a better engineer and a better person. They have shared with me their thoughts, ideas, and solutions, which allowed me to better understand the complexity of software engineering and, as a result, motivated me to teach more & more technologies to solve my outstanding and not so tasks.

At the same time, that communication with other engineers resulted in a will to share my knowledge with others via talks, and my open source projects such as aiohttp-middlewares or rororo. Iโ€™ve talked much about Python type annotations and how they make code more maintainable and developer experience more seamless. Iโ€™ve invited Python developers to use Python asyncio stack back in June 2015, as well as described my experience with GraphQL, OpenAPI 3, and other technologies. Full list of my talks and open source projects available on my site.

I was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, but for the last 7 years am living outside of my hometown and my home country. At the moment Ukraine is defending itself against the Russian invasion and I ask you to support the efforts of non-profit organizations such as Come Back Alive, Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, and many others in order to help Ukrainians save their lives, identity, and country.

I have a dog, beagle, 7 years old, named after LeBron James, and am a passionate traveler. For the last 13 years I have visited and, as said above, lived in many places around the world with my dog. I have strong feeling, that traveling across the world helps me being a better human, as I have been learning how people live, think, and communicate in many different situations and conditions.

My goal is to visit about 3 new countries every year, and if you interested in having me at PyCon conference in your country, please send me an email.

My other interests include: watching American football (my favorite team is Cleveland Browns), listening variety of music, attending gigs of my favorite artists, riding my scooter, Junak Vintage 125, and doing workouts.
Thanks for reading this, and to contact me please use an email, or Telegram.

Igor Davydenko ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
2014 โ€” 2024

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