Olga Kabanova – website developer and translator

Olga was born in Ekaterinburg in 1982 to a family of mathematicians. Her father is a professor of physical and mathematical sciences, while her mother works as a system administrator, programmer and teacher. Since early childhood, Olga knew that she would follow in the footsteps of her parents. To the question – what will you do when you grow up, she answered: “I am going to work with computers.”

Olga’s childish prediction turned out to be accurate. From a young age, she spent a lot of time studying computer science, quickly achieving the level of system administrator. Meanwhile, she was studying English at a specialist language school. After graduating from school, Olga entered the Ural State Technical University (UGTU-UPI, later renamed UrFU) at the Faculty of Economics, where she studied for a degree in Mathematical Methods and Operations Research in Economics.

After graduating from university, Olga started working in marketing, advertising and websites, but quickly realised that the side of the business that interested her most was website development. Initially working mainly on the client side, becoming thoroughly acquainted with this aspect of the development process, she gradually went over to the developer side and started building websites herself. Olga regularly attends conferences in Moscow organised by Automattic (developer of the WordPress platform) to immerse herself in the topic and keep abreast of the latest developments.

In 2016, Olga began teaching at one of the local universities and now takes full responsibility for “Website Development”, one of the advanced training courses offered there. Having completed the course syllabus and added several new blocks to it, Olga currently trains a large number of adults who have decided to develop a new career. In parallel with this, she continues to work as an independent developer of websites – including Global Village Bard.

As a way of addressing the lack of opportunities for residents of Ekaterinburg to practice their conversational English, Olga launched a series of conversational clubs based on reading and discussing English books in 2017. The progressive introduction of English into all areas of her personal and professional life continued with her starting work as a professional translator, including for Natalia Popova’s Scientific Translation Laboratory from 2018.

Olga is interested in cooperation in website development and translation.