Hi all! I’m Dima, 28 years old, living together with my wife and a husky dog named Casper 🐕.
I speak 3 languages: Russian 🇷🇺, Hebrew 🇮🇱 and English 🇺🇸.
I was born in Russia, and my family decided to move to Israel when I was 7. As a child coming to a new country without knowing the language and having any friends was very difficult, but I’ve ended up finding new friends and learning this new and strange language at the time 🙂
I’ve grown and always was enthusiastic about computers, mainly playing games (Lineage, Warcraft, Counter-Strike 1.5 😛).
Starting at the age of 13, music started to pique my interest and I learned to play the bass guitar and collaborated with multiple Israeli and International musicians over the years.
At the age of 17, I’ve joined a band called EarlyRise as a bass player (check us out on Youtube 🙂 ). We’ve recorded 2 albums, played shows around the world, featured on Ubisoft’s Rocksmith video game as the only independent band there, and a lot of other cool stuff. But being an Israeli band was really hard, flying to concerts in other parts of the world was very expensive and eventually, we needed to migrate to the United States to build an audience there. I decided to stay in Israel and make the switch for my other passion which was Computers.
Software and Entrepreneurship
Joined a college to learn about Cyber-Security and networking, which was the point where I’ve met my brother in crime @Tomer Barnea. We had a quick connection and started tinkering about different startup ideas and building and breaking stuff together.
Something we haven’t stopped doing for the past 9 years.
Hobbies and Interests
Photography - I’ve had quite a lot of interest in photography you can find my outdated blogspot with some of the music and portrait photography I’ve done at the age of 17-18. Since then doing mostly Film photography with my old Pentax camera 🙂
Cooking - Since moving out to live on my own, I’ve started to grow my interest in food and cooking. Everything related to Food History, Seasonality, Artisanal craft is my cup of tea. I have around 30 culinary and food science books at home, and always adding new stuff there.
In 2021 @Tomer Barnea and I went to 6 months of culinary school together and prepared some awesome dishes :)
Baking - Been baking sourdough bread for my family and friends for a while now, and before building Notifire Tomer and I created Oldough, a bread baking community in Israel.
Cocktail Making (Work in Progress 🙂) - Learning about Mixology and bartending alcohol history, and brewing. Event tried to create my own Mead (Hone Wine) which ended up spoiling and turned in the Honey Vinegar, which I use for my other hobby ^ Cooking XD.
Favorite Movies and Series
- Perfumer - Series
- The girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Cooking books
- The Third Plate
Quite a variety of musical styles from Jazz to Metal 🙂 Some of my favorites:
- Stephan Bodzin
- Lamb of God