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

Experienced sysadmin & python

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


Write Python Unit Tests for FileStruct content server

12 hrs @ $16.67/hr
Earned $258
“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.”


Github repository expert

Fixed Price $9
“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.”


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

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


Parser Script in Python (Django or else) or Ruby

151 hrs @ $8.89/hr
Earned $1,192
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Networking Concepts Test


Python 2.x Test


Unix Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers