Ivan joined NCR Edinburgh in January 2015 as a Technical Lead of the Information Products Team after 17 years in IT as a programmer & tech writer working for a variety of IT companies and projects.
Ivan started with computers as a kid in the mid-80s by programming games and computer-generated music on his 8-bit machine. Later on he obtained a BA and MA degrees in English Philology and his deep interests in literature, linguistics, and creative writing drew him to the interdisciplinary profession of technical writing - a fusion between code and words that seemed to perfectly fit his mindset and skills.
NCR Edinburgh attracted Ivan with its exceptional team, a charismatic President, and an office culture built upon honesty, teamwork, and mutual trust and respect. The shared drive for constant improvement and innovation, the easy access to decent COFFEE, and Edinburgh as a city finally won him over for the cause.
Ivan’s main interests in tech gravitate towards technical communication, semantic web technologies, NLP, computer linguistics, HCI, and UX design. As a pioneer technical writer in his home country, in 2007 Ivan brought to life the first locally hosted international technical communication event.
Outside of work, Ivan is a keen snooker fan, a rock/jazz musician, and an avid reader. He likes to play tennis, snooker, and board games with his family and friends and his favourite hobby is to test the noise tolerance limits of his neighbours through experimenting with phat analog synth bass and beats as part of his numerous music projects. As a proper old dog, Ivan's favourite computer games are vintage PC games like wolf3d, keen4, and Prince of Persia (1989).
As a former ice-hockey player, Ivan is a co-founder & sponsor of the most successful ice-hockey and floorball sports club in his home country.