The VictoriaMetrics Astronauts

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Our Astronauts

Aliaksandr Valialkin
Co-Founder and CTO at VictoriaMetrics

Aliaksandr is a seasoned CTO having worked in software development for almost two decades. Prior to building VictoriaMetrics, he was CTO of Pay Per Click affiliate network NextAdNet, where he worked to significantly optimise stats processing speed and reduce hosting cost. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Engineering from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and is a well-known author of popular performance-oriented libraries fasthttp, fastcache and quicktemplate.

Dzmitry (Dima) Lazerka
Co-Founder at VictoriaMetrics

Dima is a well-known expert in machine learning technologies, having worked in the field for over a decade. Prior to building VictoriaMetrics he held senior engineering roles at Google, and led machine language development for Lyft and AI-based conversation assistant Bellgram. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Belarusian State University. Dima has a passion for machine learning in the self-driving and space industries, which drives his desire to make monitoring simple and reliable for everyone through VictoriaMetrics.

Roman Khavronenko
Co-Founder at VictoriaMetrics

Roman is an expert in distributed systems, monitoring and high-performance microservices having worked for over half a decade in the field. Career highlights include working for one of America’s fastest-growing private companies Adtelligent, formerly VertaMedia, and content delivery network Cloudflare. Roman’s passion for open source and demand pathway optimisation helped create an incredibly fast and easy-to-use open source monitoring solution with a wide application range, VictoriaMetrics.

Derek Foster
Head of Sales and Business Development for VictoriaMetrics

Derek is a cross-industry executive having earned success in start-up, turnaround and Fortune 500 environments. He has a deep understanding of how to use technology to build, scale and optimise operations. Career highlights include leading the worldwide launch of “Cisco Marketplace'' ecommerce platform at Comergent Technologies. From there, he joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he was responsible for significant growth in the largest sales channel in the company. Derek holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

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