Preslav Mihaylov

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

Tag: presentation

Why bother presenting as a developer?

This week, I was invited to give a talk at Questers about the topic – Why should we bother presenting as developers?

The reason I gave this talk was because there is so much misunderstanding about the value we get from presenting as developers. You might think it is something totally unrelated to development, right?

After all, we are paid to write code, not talk about it. Instead of wasting time creating pretty slides, we can learn the new JS framework. That’s totally better!

Presenting is something managers do. Professional speakers do. And… that’s about it? Right? Right?

Well, actually. Presenting is something we all ought to do. Whether you are in software development, in sales or whatever. And in this article, you will learn what is the value of presenting for you as a software development professional.

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Why Bother Presenting as a developer @Questers

Over the past few weeks, I have been leading various presentations on the topic of “presentations” at Ocado Technology.

One of those topics was particularly interesting to the audience. Due to this, I was invited to lead it on a public Questers Tech Talk.

I am very happy to be able to present this topic to the open public as it is something I am quite passionate about.

The event will be held on 12th June (Tuesday, next week) in Questers office – “Henrik Ibsen” str. 17, Sofia.

So would you like to hear the gist of it?

Well, as we both know, developers normally don’t care about presentations. Why don’t we just stick to our code, right?

However, have you noticed who the most renowned developers are? Is it those who work the hardest? Or is there something else, which plays a big role?

In this presentation, I will explain why taking up presenting as a developer can help you skyrocket your career greatly!

No more spoilers, see you there!

Oh, and food and drinks are on us. You just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity.

 

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:

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