About me

Hi! My name is Alex Taradov, and this is my personal website. It is mostly a place to organize my thoughts and share them with other people.

I was born in Russia in 1983 and currently live in San Jose (California), USA. Thanks to my father, I've started learning electronics at the age of six or seven. Later my interest in electronics transformed into the interest in programming. I've learned Basic (running on a Russian personal computer Elektronika BK-0010), then Pascal (on IBM PC), and later C. Much later I've learned Python.

In 2007 I've graduated with an MSc from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and since then I'm a real engineer.

Currently I'm employed by Microchip (after acquisition of Atmel) and working on 32-bit microcontroller (ARM) software.

As a hobby I write code in a variety of languages for a variety of systems, ranging from tiniest microcontollers to desktop systems. I'm also interested in programmable logic; I use Verilog HDL for all my needs. And I also like to design and make physical things whenever I get a chance.


Here are some projects I'm working on:

Contact information

I would love to hear from you! Feel free to send me a message via email (alex@taradov.com) or Skype (ataradov). I usually respond within a day or two, so if you don't hear from me in a while, your message might have slipped through the cracks, just try one more time, may be using a different channel.

I'm not a big fan of social networks, but if you feel like following me, here you go:

I'm also available offline, so if you ever happen to be in San Jose area and want to meet for a friendly chat, give me a shout.

There are few things you should keep in mind before contacting me: