About me

Hello, I’m Eugene Petrenko, or Evgeny Petrenko, or Евгений Петренко.


Eugene is an IntelliJ IDEA software developer at JetBrains, speaker, trainer, blogger. His interests include software development, distributed systems, infrastructure, cloud, programming languages, team work. Eugene holds a Ph.D. in computer science. He writes code in Java, Kotlin, Go, Terraform, C/C++, JavaScript, or any other language that is needed to achieve his goals.

A Kotlin fan for years, he started using Kotlin years before the 1.0 release and completed his first production Kotlin app back in 2013. Eugene has made many talks and projects on Kotlin.

Eugene works in the IT field for more than 21 years. At JetBrains since 2004. Taking part in many awesome things including ReSharper, TeamCity, Upsource, Toolbox App, Space, IntelliJ IDEA, the IntelliJ IDEA Platform, and few more yet internal projects.

You may find several photos of me here and there. There avatars are there and here for conference sites.

Certificate, Diplomas and Courses






  • German Language B2 from Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany. ✅ certificate
  • Media Training ✅ certificate
  • Oracle Certified Professional

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My son names have 4 common letters: Alexej and Alexander.

Saint Petersburg, Russia is the city I grew up. I studied at Saint Petersburg State University, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics. I got Candidate of Sciences or Ph.D in computer science in 2009. I moved to Munich, Germany in 2011.

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