Mikhail Kazantsev

Mikhail Kazantsev

Software developer / integrator for open platforms

Yekaterinburg, Russia



What's the difference?

Developer and integrator of web, desktop, server and embedded (mostly arm-based platforms with os) software components based on free and open-source software, unix-like systems and open platforms.

Usually known as Mike Kazantsev on the web, mk-fg on github, irc and such.


I'm an everyday user and passionate developer and contributor of free software, with pretty much whole career spent in this field.
Past work includes building and supporting a local web portals from ground-up, mana…


Work History & Feedback

Parser Script in Python (Django or else) or Ruby

“If you want a Person who knows his Stuff, ask Mike todo your Job. He cares beyond the usual stuff and is even thinking ahead of Problems.I would hire him again anytime. Greetings”
151 hrs @ $8.89/hr
Earned $1,192

Experienced sysadmin & python

“Mikhail is extremely knowledgeable, thorough/detailed, and capable of very complex jobs.”
205 hrs @ $16.67/hr
Earned $3,409

Write Python Unit Tests for FileStruct content server

“Mike brought far more capability to the project that I had even expected. He is a exhaustively through communicator, a very analytical thinker, and exceptionally capable in Python, Open Source Technologies, Methodologies, Philosophies, and more.He proceeded to complete our requirements above our expectations with his usual efficiency. Mike is a no-bs kind of guy, so be prepared to know the why behind what you want done, because he will not hesitate to help you find a better way.”
12 hrs @ $16.67/hr
Earned $258

Github repository expert

“Amazing contractor! Highly recommended for jobs! My experience with Mikhail is great. He started working on the job immediately and completed everything as required, and even wrote a summary for me what has been done. On question/request he reacts again really fast - he is a perfect contractor. I am keeping him on my payroll.”
Fixed Price $9

set up existing script on server: you need php/python skills

“Mike was quick, very knowledgeable and went above the call of duty to help solve my problem. I highly recommend Mike.”
Fixed Price $17
Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Networking Concepts Test


Python 2.x Test


Unix Test