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Professional Experience

Oct. 2012 - Present
Google+ Local Community Manager
Google, Munich, Germany
Mar. 2007 - Sep. 2012
Research Scientist
Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2006 - Feb. 2007
Senior Lab Assistant
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2004 - Feb. 2007
Graduate Research Assistant
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2000 - 2004
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation

Education

Sep. 2004 - Jun. 2006
M.Sc. in Chemistry (degree with highest distinction, GPA 5.0/5.0)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
Thesis: «Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of Organoaluminium Compounds with Halogen-Containing Lewis Bases»
(Advisors: Ass. Prof. Ivan Vakulin, Prof. Rifkat Talipov)
Sep. 2004 - Jun. 2006
Pedagogical Diploma (degree with highest distinction, GPA 5.0/5.0)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
Thesis: «Informational Technologies in Chemistry Teaching»
(Advisor: Prof. Khamit Baymurzin)
Sep. 2000 - Jun. 2004
B.Sc. in Chemistry (degree with highest distinction, GPA 5.0/5.0)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
Thesis: «Isolation and Analysis of Norditerpene Alkaloids of Delphinium Cuneatum»
(Advisors: Elena Tsyrlina, Marat Yunusov)
Sep. 1990 - Jun. 2000
Secondary School Certificate (highest distinction, gold medal and GPA 5.0/5.0)
Secondary School #84, Ufa, Russian Federation
Jan. 2012 - Present
Member of the Organization Team, TEDxStuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany

Administrative Experience

Mar. 2011 - Present
Administrator (Street Team), Gowalla
Austin, USA
Jan. 2011 - Present
Administrator (Super User, Level 2), Foursquare
New York City, USA
Sep. 2010 - Present
Administrator, Stuttgart City Wiki
Stuttgart, Germany
Aug. 2010 - Present
Founder, GDG (Google Developer Group) Ufa
Ufa, Russian Federation
Mar. 2010 - Present
Member of the Organization Team, Android DevCamp Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Mar. 2010 - Present
Member of the Organizing Team, GDG (Google Developer Group) Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Sep. 2009 - Present
Administrator, Esslingen City Wiki
Essligen am Neckar, Germany
Jul.-Aug., 2006
Member of the Organizing Committee, Tutorial "Modern Informational and Computer Technologies in Engineering and Scientific Research"
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
Apr. 24-28, 2006
Member of the Youth Board of Jury, 16th Mendeleyev Conference of Young Scientists
Ufa, Russian Federation

Online Media Marketing Experience

May 2010 - Present
Senior Online Media & Mobile Marketing Consultant
BCM Solutions GmbH, Böblingen, Germany
BCM Solutions Ltd., London, United Kingdom
Mar. 2009
Online Media Consultant
PhotoFunia, London, United Kingdom
Jun. 2008 - Dec. 2009
Social Media Marketing Manager
Deutsche Online Medien GmbH, fotokasten GmbH, BeerStickr, Waiblingen, Germany

Coaching and Teaching Experience

2007 - Present
Private Coach (consulting on Social Media & Mobile Marketing, Online Personal Branding)
Apr. 2005
Teaching Assistant, Quantum Chemical Methods of Investigation (practical course)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2000 - 2005
Private Tutor (private lessons in Chemistry, Internet Technology)

Design Experience

Nov. 2010
Visual identity designer at the Creativity & Communication Camp Stuttgart (logo, poster, bottle label design)
Client: MFG Innovation Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
Nov. 2010
Visual identity designer at the GTUG (Google Technology User Group) GDD (Google Developer Day) BootCamp (logo, t-shirt design, room scheme)
Client: Munich GTUG (Google Technology User Group), Munich, Germany
Nov. 2010
Visual identity designer at the DroidCamp Hamburg (logo, t-shirt)
Clients: Hamburg GTUG (Google Technology User Group), Android User Group Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Jun. 2010
Visual identity designer at the Android DevCamp Stuttgart (logo, poster, t-shirt, broshure design)
Client: Stuttgart GTUG (Google Technology User Group), Stuttgart, Germany

Writing / Blogging Experience

Sep. 2010 - Present
Blogger / Contributor at the Noupe
Selected articles: Beyond Visible: 100 Years Of Infrared Photographs
Apr.-May 2010
Jan. 2010 - Present

Translation Experience

Feb. 2011 - present
Twitter translator (English > Russian) at the Twitter
San Francisco, USA
Jan. 2011 - present
TED translator (English > Russian) at the TED
New York, USA
Selected translations: David Byrne sings "(Nothing But) Flowers"
Creative Dolby + Garniez play "La Vie en Rose"
Jan. 2011 - Mar. 2011
Foursquare translation reviewer (English > German) at the Foursquare
New York City, USA
Sep. 2010 - Jan. 2011
TweetDeck translator (English > Russian) at the TweetDeck
London, United Kingdom

Additional Courses

Mar. 2011 - present
Japanese Courses
Volkshochschule Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Mar. 2011 - present
Italian Courses (A1)
Italian Cultural Institute Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Feb. 2011 - present
French Courses (A1)
Volkshochschule Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Apr. 2007 - Jun. 2010
German Courses (A1-C1)
Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart, Germany
2005 - Feb. 2007
Seminars on Computational Quantum Chemistry
Ufa State Oil Technical University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2006
Fortran Programming
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2004 - 2006
English Courses (B1-C1)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2004 - 2006
Courses of Jazz Vocal
Private tutor: Vladimir Sitnikov
2003 - 2004
Italian Courses (A1-A2)
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2002 - 2003
Guitar Courses
Private tutor: Eduard Syrtlanov
2002 - 2003
Camp Counselor Courses
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
2002 - 2003
Model School "Model dVision"
Model Agency "Premiere", Ufa, Russian Federation
2002 - 2003
Practical Training "Towards the Summer - 2003"
Republican Center of Camp Counselors Training named after Ekaterina Pospelova,
Bashkir State Pedagogical University named after M. Akmulla, Ufa, Russian Federation
2000 - 2001
Business Ethics and Etiquette
Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russian Federation
1991 - 1997
Music School Certificate (highest distinction, GPA 5.0/5.0)
Specializations: piano, violoncello
Music School #6, Ufa, Russian Federation

Honors and Awards

Mar. 2007 - Dec. 2010
Scientific Scholarship by German Research Foundation (DFG)
Apr. 2010
1st prize in "Browser Action" category at the GTUG Battle / Chrome Extension Hackathon
2000 - 2006
Advanced Scholarship for Excellent Students at the Bashkir State University
2005
Award of the 10th Republican Contest of Students Research Papers (2005)

Computer Skills

Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Software and Techniques
MS Office, OpenOffice, Adobe CS (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Gimp, Eclipse IDE, MySQL, Quantum Chemical Packages and Visualizators (MolPro, Gaussian, GAMESS, Turbomole, ChemCraft, Molden, GaussView)
Programming and Mark-up Languages
Pascal, Fortran, bash, HTML5, CSS3, LaTeX

Languages

English
Fluent
German
Intermediate (Zertifikat Deutsch)
Italian
Basic knowledge
French
Basic knowledge
Japanese
Basic knowledge
Russian
Native speaker

Projects

  • Bioorganic
    & Quantum
    Chemistry

  • Online
    Media
    Marketing

  • GDGs
    Stuttgart
    & Ufa

  • Technology
    Writing /
    Blogging

  • Technology
    Translation /
    Localization

  • Location-
    Based
    Services

  • Stuttgart &
    Esslingen
    City Wikis

  • Visual
    Identity
    Design

  • Google
    Product
    Forums

  • TEDx
    Stuttgart
    Event

Projects > Bioorganic & Quantum Chemistry

Quantum Chemical Investigation of Mechanism of Cerium-Catalyzed α-Hydroxylation of β-Dicarbonyl Compounds (2007 - Present)

The α-hydroxy-β-dicarbonyl moiety is a common structural motif in a variety of natural products and pharmaceuticals. Among these are antibiotics such as kjellmanianone, hamigeran or doxycycline. α-Acetolactate and α-acetohydroxybutyrate are the biosynthetic precursors of valine and isoleucine. Moreover, this functional unit appears in key intermediates in many multi-step reaction sequences, e.g., in the synthesis of the Aspidosperma alkaloids 11-demethoxyvindoline and vindoline.
The most convenient synthetic route to α-hydroxylated products is the direct oxidation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds, which are readily accesible by numerous procedures, e.g., by Claisen condensation and its many related methods.
With regard to ecological and economical concerns, the direct α-hydroxylation of β-dicarbonyl compounds with molecular oxygen catalyzed by the inexpensive and non-toxic cerium salt catalyst CeCl3 · 7 H2O is the procedure of choice.

The aim of the present work is a detailed understanding of the mechanism of the Ce-catalyzed α-hydroxylation of β-dicarbonyl compounds by means of quantum chemical techniques.

Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of Organoaluminum Compounds with Halogen-Containing Lewis Bases (2004-2007)

Organoaluminum compounds are the most important class of organometallic compounds and are broadly used in organic synthesis and industry. Integral feature of organoaluminum compounds is their high tendency to dimerization and complexation with solvent that usually negatively affecting their reactivity. However, examples of the activating influence of solvent are also known. Quitely recently it has been found that dichloromethane and dichloroethane used as solvents exert an activating influence on the reactions of reduction alkylation of cyclic acetals and orthoformates by triethylaluminum and tri-isobutylaluminum that opens up the challenging possibilities of synthesis in organoaluminum chemistry. Therefore, study of the mechanism of the activating influence of chlorine-containing solvents on reactions with trialkylaluminum compounds is a topical problem.

The aim of the investigation is quantum chemical study of peculiarities of complexation of organoaluminum compounds with halogen-containing Lewis bases by means of ab initio and DFT methods.

Isolation and Analysis of Norditerpene Alkaloids of Delphinium Cuneatum (2003-2004)

The aim of the investigation is extraction of norditerpene alcaloids from natural products and their identification.

Refereed Articles

T.F. Dekhtyar, A.E. Zagidullina, O.S. Vostrikova, S.S.Zlotsky, Regioselective Interaction of 2-Phenyl-1-ethinyldiethylaluminium with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolan, Bashkir Chemical Journal, 2009, V. 16, No. 1, p. 52-54.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, O.S. Vostrikova, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Donor-Acceptor Complexes of Trimethylaluminum with Lewis Bases of Group 15 Elements, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 2007, V. 107, No. 13, p. 2372-2377.
doi: 10.1002/qua.21329

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, O.S. Vostrikova, R.F. Talipov, Donor-Acceptor Complexes of Organoaluminum Compounds with Lewis Bases: Structure, Thermodynamics, Reactivity, and Applications (Review), Bashkir Chemical Journal, 2007, V. 14, No. 1, p. 100-119.

I.V. Vakulin, A.E. Zagidullina, R.F. Talipov, O.S. Vostrikova, Quantum Chemical Study of Complexation of Trimethylaluminum with Chlorine-Containing Solvents, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 2006, V. 47, No. 6, p. 1170-1176.
doi: 10.1007/s10947-006-0440-3

I.V. Vakulin, A.E. Zagidullina, R.F. Talipov, O.S. Vostrikova, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation Peculiarities of Trimethylaluminum with Halogen Anions, Bulletin of Bashkir University, 2006, No. 3, p. 37-39.

I.V. Vakulin, A.E. Zagidullina, R.F. Talipov, O.S. Vostrikova, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Behavior Peculiarities of LiAlEt4 in Chloroalkanes, Bashkir Chemical Journal, 2006, V. 13, No. 1, p. 14-16.


Conference Proceedings

A.E. Zagidullina, G. Rauhut, H. Stoll, H.-J. Werner, Theoretical Investigation of α-hydroxylation of β-dicarbonyl compounds using Cerium Trichloride CeCl3, 44rd Symposium for Theoretical Chemistry, Ramsau am Dachstein, Book of Abstracts, September 23-27, 2008, p. ?.

H.-J. Werner, A. Bona, S.R. Kodagenahalli, Y. Liu, A.E. Zagidullina, Ab Initio Methods for the Theoretical Study of Catalytic Oxidation Reactions with Molecular Oxygen, 1st International Symposium on Selective Oxidation Catalysis: C-H Activation via Molecular Oxygen, Stuttgart, Book of Abstracts, October 28-31, 2007, p. 59.

A.E. Zagidullina, G. Rauhut, H. Stoll, H.-J. Werner, Theoretical Investigation of the Molecular Properties of Cerium Trichloride CeCl3, 43rd Symposium for Theoretical Chemistry, Saarbrüken, Book of Abstracts, September 16-20, 2007, p. P156.

A.E. Zagidullina, Ab initio Investigation of Triethylaluminum Complexes with Fluorine and Chlorine Anions, 14th International Conference for Young Scientists "Lomonosov", Moscow, Book of Abstracts, April 11-14, 2007, p. 462.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Modeling of Complexation of Triethylaluminum with Chloroalkanes, 5th All-Russian Conference "Molecular Modeling", Moscow, Book of Abstracts, April 18-20, 2007, p.59.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Investigation of Influence of Complexation of Trialkylaluminum Compounds with Halogen-Containing Lewis Bases on its Reactivity by means of Quantum Chemical Modeling, 6th Regional School-Conference for Students, Graduate Students and Young Scientists on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Ufa, Book of Abstracts, October 26-27, 2006, p. 27-32.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Theoretical Investigation of Geometrical Structure of Dimer of Trimethylaluminum by means of Quantum Chemical Modeling, 5th All-Russian Scientific Internet-Conference "Integration of Science and Higher Education in the Field of Bio- and Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology", Ufa, Book of Abstracts, October 10-20, 2006, submitted.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Theoretical Investigation of Thermodynamic Parameters of Dimerization of Trimethylaluminum by means of Quantum Chemical Modeling, 5th All-Russian Scientific Internet-Conference "Integration of Science and Higher Education in the Field of Bio- and Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology", Ufa, Book of Abstracts, October 10-20, 2006, submitted.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, O.S. Vostrikova, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of LiAlEt4 with Chloroalkanes, International Conference "Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology", Tomsk, Book of Abstracts, September 11-16, 2006, p. 14-15.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Donor-Acceptor Complexes of Trimethylaluminum with Lewis Bases, 10th V.A. Fock Meeting on Quantum and Computational Chemistry, Kazan, Book of Abstracts, July 11-15, 2006, p. 72.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, O.S. Vostrikova, Complexation of Trimethylaluminum with Halogen Anions: Quantum Chemical Investigation, International Conference "Organic Chemistry since Butlerov and Beilstein until Present", Saint Petersburg, Book of Abstracts, June 26-29, 2006, p. 590-591.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Study of Peculiarities of Structure of LiAlEt4 Associates with Dichloromethane by means of Ab initio and DFT Methods, 16th All-Russian Youth Scientific Conference "The Problems of Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry", Ekaterinburg, Book of Abstracts, April 25-28, 2006, p. 333-334.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Study of Peculiarities of Complexation of Trimethylaluminum with Chloroalkanes via Quantum Chemical Techniques, Republican Scientific-and-Practical Conference "Progress in Academic and Higher School Sciences integration in Chemistry Fields", Ufa, Book of Abstracts, February 18-19, 2006, p. 184-192.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complex LiAlEt4 Behaviour in Chloroalkanes, 4th All-Russian Scientific Internet-Conference "Integration of Science and Higher Education in the Field of Bio- and Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology", Ufa, Book of Abstracts, December 15-25, 2005, p. 80.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, I.S. Shepelevich, R.F. Talipov, Study of Geometrical and Electronic Structure of Complexes of Trimethylaluminum with Chlorohydrocarbons, 1st All-Russian School-Conference "Young Scientists – for New Russia. Fundamental Investigations in the Field of Chemistry and Innovation Activity", Ivanovo, Book of Abstracts, September 26-29, 2005, p. 113-115.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, I.S. Shepelevich, R.F. Talipov, M.A. Yusupova, O.S. Vostrikova, V.A. Dokichev, Investigation of Structure of Complexes of Trimethylaluminum with Chlorine-Containing Organic Solvents, 4th International Youth Conference on Organic Synthesis "Modern Trends in Organic Synthesis and Problems of Chemical Education", Saint Petersburg, Book of Abstracts, June 27-30, 2005, p. 347-348.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, I.S. Shepelevich, O.S. Vostrikova, V.A. Dokichev, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Peculiarities of Electronic Structure of Complexes of Trimethylaluminum with Chlorine-Containing Organic Solvents, 8th Youth Scientific School-Conference in Organic Chemistry, Kazan, Book of Abstracts, June 22-26, 2005, p. 135.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, I.S. Shepelevich, O.S. Vostrikova, V.A. Dokichev, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of Trimethylaluminum with Lewis Bases, International Scientific-and-Practical Conference "The Days of Science – 2005 ". Vol. 47. Chemistry, Dnepropetrovsk, Book of Abstracts, April 15-27, 2005, p. 22-23.

A.E. Zagidullina, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of Trialkylalanes with Chlorine-Containing Organic Solvents, 10th Republican Contest of Students' Research Papers, Ufa, Book of Abstracts, April 11, 2005, p. 43-44.

A.E. Zagidullina, I.V. Vakulin, R.F. Talipov, Quantum Chemical Investigation of Complexation of Trimethylaluminum with Chlorine-Containing Organic Solvents, 43rd International Scientific Conference for Students "Student and Scientific-and-Technical Progress": Chemistry , Novosibirsk, Book of Abstracts, April 12-14, 2005, p. 123-124.

Projects > Online Media Marketing

As an independent online media consultant, I'm specializing in change management and working with businesses and leadership teams to help them on online media marketing strategy development and implementation to build bridges between companies and customers, employees, and other important stakeholders. My particular expertise areas include:

Among my clients are: BCM Solutions GmbH, BCM Solutions Ltd., PhotoFunia, Deutsche Online Medien GmbH, fotokasten GmbH, BeerStickr.

Projects > GDGs Stuttgart & Ufa, Android DevCamp Stuttgart

As a community manager / co-organizer of the GDGs Stuttgart and Ufa, co-organizer of annual Android DevCamp Stuttgart, I'm responsible for planning and arranging group meetings (developer events including tech talks, hackathons, barcamps), working with sponsors and hosts/speakers, managing GDGs Stuttgart and Ufa websites, Google groups, blogs, social media profiles including Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Lanyrd.

GDG Stuttgart
Android DevCamp Stuttgart
GDG Ufa

On the basis of the experience of holding GDG meetings, I identified and developed a strategy to promote Google technologies among developers in Germany and Russia.

Android DevCamp Stuttgart is the biggest Android-related event in South Germany dedicated to build strong Android developer community. It taught me everything from event management to hosts/speakers/sessions planning, including logistics and (un)conference organization.

Projects > Technology Writing / Blogging

I'm a guest blogger / writer at the following technology-related blogs:

Smashing Magazine

The Next Web

Noupe

PelFusion

Projects > Technology Translation / Localization

I'm providing multi-language translation / localization on a variety of high profile new product releases:

Adobe CS

Lightroom, Brackets, Photoshop
Translator Profile

Facebook

Website

EyeEm

EyeEm for Android, EyeEm for iOS
Translator Profile

TweetDeck

Web app, Desktop app, Website
Translation Team

Foursquare

Website, Foursquare for Android

Twitter

Website, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Mac
Translator Profile

TED Talks

Translation Profile

Projects > Location-Based Services

Foursquare

I'm managing through foursquare's admin interface the following community requests:

Gowalla

I was managing through Gowalla's admin interface the following community requests:

Projects > Stuttgart & Esslingen City Wikis

I'm an administrator of the following city wikis:

City Wiki Stuttgart

Stadtwiki Stuttgart
Currently, 748 articles, 5516 article edits, 289 uploaded files, and 158 users.

City Wiki Esslingen am Neckar

Stadtwiki Esslingen am Neckar
Currently, 170 articles, 1608 article edits, 234 uploaded files, and 80 users.

Projects > Visual Identity Design

XING Ambassador Group: StuttgartBC - Business & Networking in Stuttgart

Creativity & Communication Camp (CCCamp) Stuttgart

Original BarCamp logo (design by Eris Free) is licensed under a Creative Commons Non Commercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

GTUG (Google Technology User Group) GDD (Google Developer Day) BootCamp Munich

Android DevCamp Stuttgart

Original BarCamp logo (design by Eris Free) is licensed under a Creative Commons Non Commercial Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Projects > Google Product Forums

I provide on a daily basis support to multiple Google consumer products through the following Google Product Forums: and many others.

Projects > TEDxStuttgart Event

With a group of entusiasts, I coorganize TEDxStuttgart in Germany:
TEDxStuttgart team.

About

Hi, I'm Aygul. Born and raised in Russia but happily call Germany home for the past few years.

SoLoMo (Social-Local-Mobile) early adopter. Tech savvy female with a digital DNA. GTDer. Passionate Google products user. Android & Google Apps Script developer wannabe. GDG Stuttgart & GDG Ufa community manager. TEDxStuttgart co-organizer. Dedicated Google Product Forums contributor. Independent online media consultant. Guest tech blogger. Foursquare administrator. Software & video translator/localizator. Stuttgart & Esslingen am Neckar city wikis administrator. Wikipedia contributor. Photography enthusiast. Huge smoothie love! :D

Want to know more? Just google me! ;)

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