March 25, 2012 Consulting

Preparation of Training Materials (Checklist)

As a Business Advisor, I used to spend a good chunk of my time teaching various courses (and speaking at conferences in Europe and the US). I no longer have the time to speak regularly, which is why I’ve shifted to my blog, LinkedIn, Quora, and other virtual venues serving a broader group of people

August 23, 2011 Consulting

Hourly Rates, Amount Of Work And Availability

Note: This essay is not always applicable while some projects definitely demand a straight work schedule, reporting and collaboration between the team members. However it reflects the majority of projects and clients out there in the wild. As an employer I prefer to charge on a project basis. It’s easier to plan my budgets and

October 10, 2010 Consulting

Java2Days 2010 – Overview

This week has been inspired by the power ot Java (this is how a movie like Javatar would probably start). Offtopic Anyway, I’m glad that I attended Java2Days event this year. It’s been my second Java2Days event including the one in Oct 2009 (which I described in my Bulgarian blog with auto Google translation in

September 9, 2010 Consulting

Forgotten Password In Django

Turns out that there are plenty of useful features in the Django admin that I never thought about. The other day I found the last task of a project of mine was adding the “Forgotten password” feature. It’s basically a standard task included in every users-related project, but the whole process requires few interactions: clicking

August 9, 2010 Consulting

Django Translations: Multilingual, i18n, App Names

Django is a popular web framework written in Python that provides dynamic generated content and allows rapid development for different systems in the Internet. It provides a great interface to other products (via web services), gives ability to design a scalable application and most important, lies on a powerful language as Python (in other words,

June 1, 2010 Consulting

The WebXpo Event in Sofia

  Yesterday I attended the WebXpo event in Sofia, managed by Web & Events. There were plenty of different topics to be discussed on website development, design, usability and so on. I’ve written a review in Bulgarian in my other blog. It was a great pleasure listening to the discussion of the website price. Three experts

May 17, 2010 Consulting

Django Framework – First Impressions

  I’ve been researching the Django framework for the last 2-3 weeks in my spare time. It’s development is going on and on and I see many interesting innovative concepts realised behind. I tried it 3 years ago for a course project when we had to integrate the PIL (Python Image Library) into a web project with the

March 23, 2010 Consulting

Digital Signatures And PDF Signing

  I am working on a project that requires PDF signing through a website. The current infrastructure includes Apache + PHP website available. What we need to achieve is integrate the digital signature module of a user visiting the website and sign the required files. One of the most appropriate solutions after the negotiations was signed applet that signs

January 18, 2010 Consulting

Project-base, Support and Salary

  During my couple years of work as a PC techy support guy, administrator, company hired developer and freelancer, I’ve finally separated three different types of work: project-base, support and salary. Project-base This is a popular way of working in USA and Europe. The client has a task to be performed by an expert. Therefore the employer seeks