Azat Mardan has over 14 years of experience in web, mobile, and software development. With a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience. Azat is an experienced software engineer, author and educator. He published 11 books and counting.
Currently, Azat works as a Technology Fellow at Capital One Financial Corporation, a technology company with a focus on finance. Before that, Azat was a Team Lead at DocuSign, where his team rebuilt 50 million user products (DocuSign web app) using the tech stack of Node.js, Express.js, Backbone.js, CoffeeScript, Jade, Stylus, and Redis.
Recently, he worked as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator web site, Storify.com (acquired by LiveFyre), which is used by BBC, NBC, CNN, The White House, and others. Storify runs everything on Node.js unlike other companies. It’s the maintainer of the open source library jade browser.
Before that, Azat worked as a CTO/Cofounder at Gizmo—an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program.
Prior to this, Azat was developing the developed mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.
Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (AngelHack hackathon ’12 finalist with team FashionMetric.com, which went on to raise venture capital from Mark Cuban and TechStars). In addition, Azat teaches technical classes at General Assembly, Hack Reactor, pariSOMA, and Marakana (acquired by Twitter) to much acclaim.
In my spare time, I write about technology on his blog: Webapplog.com—this blog. Azat is also the author of such books as , Practical Node.js, Pro Express.js, React Quickly, Express.js Guide, Rapid Prototyping with JS and others; founder of educational company NodeProgram.com, and the creator of open-source Node.js projects, including ExpressWorks, mongoui and HackHall.
Living the dream!