The Power of Networking Done Right

The reason I find networking critically important is simple. Referrals make the best business contacts. Freelancers get a lot of business through word-of-mouth. Internships are often contingent on a common point of contact. Hiring for a senior management position is almost completely dependent on networking. Moreover: Plenty of brilliant minds are introverts. You don't always get to meet them at events. Social media and blogs, as well as smaller meetups or alumni gatherings, could be instrumental in meeting the right peers.Nowadays, jobs often deal with sensitive data. Trust is a major factor. Keeping the intellectual property in place isn't just… Continue Reading

WordCamp Belgrade 2016

Being based in Sofia, attending WordCamp Belgrade last year was pretty much a no-brainer. Luckily, the incredible organizing team in Serbia is organizing another event happening this weekend, or in other words: enter WordCamp Belgrade 2016! It's been close to a year since my sabbatical after WordCamp Europe 2015 when I had to take a long break, rearrange some of my priorities, focus on certain personal and professional things in my life and scale a number of things that would allow me to regroup our resources and give back as a team. We used to contribute more than 5% "before it was cool"… Continue Reading

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. It was a great pleasure listening to the discussion of the website price. Three experts from leading web development/design companies in Bulgaria did a workshop on how prices are calculated, how do they manage different clients and complex tasks etc. All of them mentioned that the higher prices when you recall to company are based on the professionalism that they imply in their products. The whole cycle requires brief specifications, development and design,… Continue Reading