Born on September 17th 1991 in Samara, Russia.

At present, I reside in Berlin, Germany.

Aleksandr Piatkin

Secondary education

Studied in public school no. 124 in Samara from 1998 till 2008, graduated with distinction.

Higher education

Studied in Samara State Aerospace University from 2008 till 2013, graduated with distinction and got awarded a specialist degree in computer security.


January 2011 – October 2021

Worked at Indigo Byte Systems, LLC on Dr.Explain, Tiwri.com and ConferenceCast.tv, started as a Junior Developer and worked my way up to a Lead Software Engineer.

from November 2021

Working at heycar as a Principal Software Engineer (was promoted from Senior Software Engineer in August 2023).

Online presence

Social media profiles:


I’ve been practising Taekwondo ITF in 2006–2015. Got awarded a 1st dan degree in 2010, worked as a judge in local competitions organised in Samara region as well as a children’s trainer in public school no. 72 in Samara.

Volunteer activities

Since 2013, I am part of a group of IT enthusiasts from my hometown which holds VolgaCTF, an international cybersecurity competition. In total, I have helped organise 13 online and 17 onsite events in Samara and Moscow:

Foreign languages


I’ve been learning English since my first form at school. I sat three Cambridge English exams:
I took PET at school in December 2003.
Result: Pass
CEFR level: B1

I took FCE on June 4th, 2016.
Result: Pass at Grade A
CEFR level: C1
Statement of results

I took CAE on March 11th, 2017.
Result: Pass at Grade A
CEFR level: C2
Statement of results


Ich lerne Deutsch seit September 2017. Mir ist gelungen, zwei Prüfungen erfolgreich zu bestehen, nämlich Goethe-Zertifikat B1 im Juni 2019 und Goethe-Zertifikat C1 im Juni 2021.

[In English] I've been learning German since September 2017. I passed two German exams, namely Goethe-Zertifikat B1 in June 2019 and Goethe-Zertifikat C1 in June 2021.

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Goethe-Zertifikat C1