Preslav Mihaylov

Speaker, Software Engineer, Technical Trainer. Passionate about computer science, presentations and reading books

Category: Presentation

The Productive Developer @ WordCamp Sofia 2017

After spending one great weekend at WordCamp Sofia 2017, I feel energized from all the great people I met there and all the awesome talks I saw.

It was a great event. WordPress people sure know how to make a conference. What also caught my attention was the professionalism of the speakers there.

Despite being a community event, most of the speakers had very professional slides and presented pretty well. On most of the events I go, I see those “Death by PowerPoint” presentations and I feel like that’s just how things are.

But at this event, I saw the tendency of many speakers getting literate in terms of their presentation design. They really put a lot of effort in their slides and presentations.  I even saw some things which were helpful for me as well and helped me improve my presentations!

It was a great conference. If you want to check out all the awesome talks from WordCamp Sofia 2017, visit this playlist.

My talk was less WordPress driven, but even so I believe it can be of great use to anyone who cares about being as great of a developer as he can get.

My talk is about Productivity. About the mindset behind being disciplined and performing in your work and using the right tools to help you achieve more.

It’s titled The Productive Developer.

The idea for this talk evolved through my blog and my original post with the same name.

So, if you care about advancing yourself and your career, give it a look:

My experience with “Future Is Code”

“Future is Code” is an initiative aimed to inspire the young people of Bulgaria to start learning programming by showing them how cool it is. Professionals from the IT industry usually go to their schools from their hometowns and make a 45 minute presentation on a topic of their choice.

Last year, I have visited more than 20 schools throughout the country and led various presentations in front of varied audiences. Next week, I am starting this initiative again.

I want to share with you my experience on this journey, what problems I have faced and how I have resolved them and tell you how you can take advantage of such an opportunity.

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Speaking at WordCamp Sofia

WordCamp is an annual WordPress community event organized in cities all over the world. Professionals from the WordPress world come and share some great content about development, blogging, soft skills and more.

I will be making an appearance at WordCamp Sofia. I am extremely honored to speak on the biggest community WordPress event in Bulgaria. The date is 11th November, Arena Mladost Hall, Sofia.

My presentation is The Productive Developer. We will see what are the bottlenecks to our productivity and what are the solutions to them. But apart from that, we are going to explore some great tools and techniques that will help you not simply discover where your productivity gaps are, but systematically solve them! And the best thing about these tools is that you can start applying them right now.

I am looking forward to meeting and connecting with great people on WordCamp Sofia, 2017.

Going to the conference yourself? Then just let me know and contact me. I would be happy to chat and see you on the 11th of November at Arena Mladost Hall, Sofia.

Stay tuned for further news and updates about upcoming slides & video.

Speaking at TEDxPlovdiv

Monterey, California hosts the great conference called TED every year. Some of the greatest speakers from all over the world gather and share “Ideas worth spreading”. But independent TED events are being organised all over the world with the abbreviation of TEDx.

Plovdiv, one of the greatest cities in Bulgaria, is hosting a TEDx event for the first time in its history. I cannot describe how excited I am to be part of some great speakers on this event.

On April 23, I will share my philosophy about why blaming others stops your growth. It is a lesson I have learned while playing one of the most popular games nowadays (It was popular when I was playing it too) – League of Legends.

I am looking forward to attending this great event with great enthusiasm and I can’t wait to meet all the great people there!

EDIT: This was a great event and I enjoyed meeting cool people with amazing stories. My talk also came out in YouTube recently and you can watch it here.

Announcing the repository, where I will keep all my talks

Lately, I have been making some talks and I have wondered where to store them in order for them to be available to the public. I have found a platform, called Speaker Deck, where I will be sharing all my talks from now on since it makes it easy for everyone to view them online.

The platform doesn’t support adding anything else except the slides, though, so I will share whatever materials a presentation might have in my Github Repository, where it will be available for downloading anytime.

Without any further ado – My Speaker Deck Account

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