Yury is a third year postgraduate student of Computer Technologies and Management department at NRU ITMO. He obtained his first degree in Computers, Digital Systems and Networks at the same University. He has also been working in the IT area for several years. Yury’s tasks are to analyze and automate working inside the company and also to adjust business processes. He has a half-year experience of market research and analysis for innovative projects at St. Petersburg Business Angels organization. Yury has also been participating in several business and innovative forums and games. In 2011 he got a «Best Investor» diploma on Innovative Forum Seliger. Self-learning is his lifestyle. Yury’s hobbies are book-reading and book-listening, entrepreneurship, management and philosophy. He is fond of sports such as swimming and yoga. Drums are his favourite musical instrument.
After finishing a 12-year Russian-Lithuanian school in 10 years, Sergey went to Russia and joined the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of SPbSU. In 2008 he graduated from the Software Engineering department and continued working as a software engineer. Sergey now has more than 5 years of experience in that field. He was in charge of the software & technical part of the econometrics project at the European University Institute, Florence. Currently Sergey is involved in the outsourcing project for the FOSS company. His main interests at the moment are software engineering, psychology, happiness studies, and education systems seen from the different perspectives. Sergey considers education as one of the most important fields and is willing to combine mentioned interests into something that the world can benefit from. His favorite activities and ways of achieving the flow state are programming, reading, playing African drums, and swimming.
Alyona holds Bachelor and Master Degrees from the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University. Thanks to her excellent academic performance and active social position in the university she was twice awarded scholarships for studying and interning abroad – in the USA (The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars) and in Germany (Potsdam University/ Free University of Berlin). Currently she is getting extra education in Social Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Management (St. Petersburg University, CITI Foundation scholarship). Her research and interests lie within the sphere of public policy. Currently she is responsible for the whole Public and Media Relations dimension of the cultural urbanization Summer in New Holland Project. Prior to that she worked as Marketing Communications Manager in EMEA region at Veeam Software, Communications and Analytics intern at US-Russia Business Council (Washington D.C.), Assistant to Regional Marketing Manager at Gigabyte Technology and Committee on External Affairs Intern at St. Petersburg Administration. She is also engaged in several socially oriented city projects and has launched a series of TEDxNevaRiver conferences in St. Petersburg. Alyona is a part of recently created World Economic Forum Global Shapers Hub. She is passionate about the creation of ecosystem in Russia that would boost social innovation development and sees education as an integral part of this path.
Gleb is the student of GameChangers track Transforming Education. He is originally from Moscow, where he graduated from Moscow Institute of Radioengineering Electronics Automation (MIREA) with the thesis “University Informational Educational System for Knowledge Management”. He also worked there as a research assistant. In 2007-2008 he studied CCNA at Cisco Networking Academy. In 2008 Gleb was selected for a double degree program “Computer Science in Communication” at Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) and went to Como, Italy. In 2009 he organised with a friend New technologies for science and education conference at MIREA. During 2011-2012 he was working in MIlan as a web developer. In 2012 Gleb was invited to St. Petersburg to join the development team of the biggest educational social network in Russia Dnevnik.ru as a frontend developer. He is passionate about e-learning systems, frontend development and education in general. Among Gleb’s interests there are extreme sports and music.
Pavel is a last year student of the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at St. Petersburg State University. He was born in Belarus and grew up and studied there till 2008. While studying at high school, he reached the second place in Belarusian Republican School Competitions in Informatics. After graduation from high school, Pavel decided to continue his education in St. Petersburg. During that time he reached good places in various student programming and computer security contests: ACM ICPC semi-final participant, third place in SiBCTF-2011. While studying at University, Pavel has been working as a system administrator and a software engineer. During the summer 2012 he participated in Google Summer of Code, contributing to MoinMoin, the open source project. He is interested in computer security, web technologies, obtaining new knowledge and self-improvement. Pavel loves music festivals and traveling, mostly hitchhiking. Currently he is inspired by the development of the platform based on problem solving for training system engineers.
Artem was born and grew in St. Petersburg, Russia. From young age (about 12 years old) he noticed his own passion of creating code. After 5 years in LETI he decided to finish his masters abroad. Eventually, he went to study Software Engineering in Lappeenranta, Finland where he stayed for 1,5 year. Artem has also worked as a research assistant there. He has now more than 5 years expirience of professional software development. Artem is a ACM ICPC semi-final participant, but he mostly likes to create consumer-aimed products and is real passion is hackathons.
Mike is a fourth-year student of Faculty of Philosophy at St. Petersburg State University. He was born at Kurgan, small town near the Ural Mountains. At 2009 he finished school “Gymnasium №30” and moved to St. Petersburg. In 2011 he was a volunteer at “VnimanieTV”, award for the best educational video, where he worked as a curator of special projects. In February 2012 he joined the team TEDxNevaRiver and took part in the organization of the first TEDx-conference in St. Petersburg. In July 2012 he was invited to France for 3 months to work with Mikhail Shemyakin, the famous Russian artist on his art project “Imaginary Museum”. Mike has also several research papers published in academic journals on philosophy, psychology and philology, and two articles published on Slon.ru and Сhaskor.ru.
The final group of the Transforming Education track, Spring semester 2013:
|Belikov Yuriy||NRU ITMO Computer Technologies|
|Fediukovic Sergej||SPbSU Software Engineering|
|Fedorchenko Kristina||SPbSU Journalism|
|Kasabutskaya Margarita||SPbSU Sociology|
|Magdieva Raisa||NRU ITMO IT in Education|
|Markovich Alena||SPbSU International Relations|
|Semjonova Anastasia||Herzen University IT in Education|
|Smirnov Ivan||SPbSU Applied Math & Computer Science|
|Sushchev Artem||LETI, LUT Software Engineering|
|Svechnikov Gleb||MIREA Computer Science|
|Sviderski Pavel||SPbSU IT|
|Tupikin Mikhail||SPbSU Philosophy|