About

Hello,

I’m Anton. I live in Oakland. I was born and raised in Tashkent and moved to the Bay Area in 2008. If you’re looking for a chess player, I’m not him.

Work

I work as a software engineer at Reddit.

Before Reddit, I was working as at Medium. Before Medium, I was at Mozilla and Disqus. In the world of software I’m most known for my work on JSHint, Charted, and my books on JavaScript.

Books

Zen

I’m involved with a local Sōtō Zen group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. It’s called Access to Zen. If you’re looking for a meditation group in downtown Oakland check us out! You don’t have to be a Buddhist or know anything about meditation.

In 2017 I went through a lay initiation (jukai) ceremony at the San Francisco Zen Center during which I received my Dharma (or Buddhist) name: Ryūgin (Dragon Song) Konshin (Entire Body). My primary teacher was, and still is, Rev. Keiryu Liên Shutt.

What does this all mean? Don’t know!

Contact Information

If you need to contact me for any reason, the best way to do so is via email. If you know my phone number you can find me on iMessage or Signal. For iMessage, you can also use my personal email address.

Thank you very much.