Hi, I'm Alex, the author of CintaNotes. I grew up in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and graduated from the Siberian Aerospace Academy (programming major). I was lucky to win a scholarship for a 2-year master's study in Germany. After receiving an M.S. in Computer Science, I worked for a year in Germany, and then for a couple more years in Moscow, as a systems analyst in a bank. However, that job was somewhat uninspiring (read: extremely boring), so I returned to my hometown and started close collaboration with Christof, a friend from the German academic exchange service, and his company, Sitex. Doing mostly offshore software development during office hours, in my private time I was working on a small note-taking app. I was interested in time management and personal productivity, and needed a quick, convenient and easily searchable depot for my notes and web clippings. None of existing at that time solutions would satisfy me, so I ventured into writing such application myself. After some time, Sitex started thinking about diversifying business and considered getting into shrink-wrap software development. They only needed a product. And guess what - I had one. CintaNotes was already public, slowly gaining in popularity. I offered Sitex a shared partnership in exchange of an investment into CN's further development, and here we are. Now I can work on CintaNotes full-time and enjoy it so much that wouldn't even call it "work" (but psst… please don't tell Christof). Hope that it's showing in the product. My spare time I mostly spend with my beautiful wife, a few friends, and my parents, who always support me. When I'm not programming, I enjoy reading sci-fi novels and personal productivity blogs, dancing salsa, and playing volleyball (in spite of being horrendously bad at it).
Head of Development and Author of CintaNotes
My name is Christof Deininger. I entered the CintaNotes team in summer 2015 in order to support the product marketing of this cute note-taking app. I share quite a long history and friendship with the „father“ and developer of CintaNotes, Alexander Shahramanyan. Alex joined my company Sitex Ltd. in 2007 as a senior software developer and project manager with a brilliant technical skill. We managed quite a few offshore projects with customers in Germany together. Some words about my professional background. I graduated from the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany with a master of Politics and Slavonic Studies in 1996 before I started my professional career at the university of Cologne. In 1998 I moved to Moscow and started working as a lecturer of German language for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at different Russian universities. I always had a big interest in upcoming new IT technologies. As I had the unique opportunity of getting to know to quite a few of young, talented and open-minded IT engineers I founded my offshore software development business in 2003. Since then I live a mix of teaching at university and developing IT business opportunities. I am married and raise 4 children together with my wife in the heart of Siberia, in Krasnoyarsk. This alone expresses what I do, when I don’t do business ;-)