Max Skybin

Welcome to my personal web-page. I am a technology and sales professional in the field of enterprise software by day, and a geek, philosopher and family man by night. I am passionate about technology, but I don’t believe in technology for its own sake. Instead, I am interested in how technical features help us lead better, more fulfilling, and more productive lives both at work and at home.


Professional

I run a global sales engineering team for Perfecto Mobile. We help organizations become more efficient in how they use web and mobile to deliver high quality digital applications to market faster. I feel that, since starting with the company, I have learned tremendous amount about how Continuous Quality has to be a key component of any successful digital delivery strategy. If you are interested in learning more, head over to our web-site. If you would like to contact me directly, send me a note on LinkedIn.

Personal

My main interests include cloud computing, various forms of automation, and open and closed source software development models. I superficially dabble in programming, preferring innovative new languages such as Rust, Nim, and Elixir.


As much as I love technology, it's not all about bits and bytes for me. I enjoy unerstanding deeper motivations of human actions, so I read a fair bit on philosophy and psychology, with Richard Rorty, Martin Buber and Daniel Rutley being some of my influencers. I believe that this tendency towards observaton and introspection helps me be a better person and father to my three beautiful children.

Crypto

If you got redirected to this site from one of my posts related to Bitcoin, here is the deal. Once upon a time I was captivated by the phenomenon of cryptocurrency. I got pretty deep into it, read research on blockchain technology, built a mining rig, attended local crypto-related events, and posted various guides related to sha256 and scrypt mining. Over time, however, I found that developments in crypto-science and technology outpaced my ability and desire to keep up. My blog articles became outdated and irrelevant. Out of respect for my readers I decided to scrape the old content.


On a more philosophical note, I got into Bitcoin not because I wanted to win big financially. I was attracted to the dream of a democratic, corruption-free financial system. I believe that this dream, at least as far as Bitcoin is concerned, is now mostly dead. Bitcoin has failed to become a viable replacement for fiat. Instead it devolved into a self-serving speculative playground for a few big players. This is not something I am interested in, so I got out of the game. I no longer hold Bitcoin or any other crypto-currency, and I am not active in the crypto-community.


That being said, I am still very bullish on blockchain. I believe it is one of the most profound inventions of this century that will see wide adoption in a variety of fields from financial to healthcare. I am actively watching recent developments and not excluding a future in a blockchain-related startup for myself at some point.