SoftUnit Conference, Bulgaria is one of the largest tech conferences in Bulgaria. The event will be hosted on the 28 and 29 September at Paradise Center, Sofia. This year, I was invited to the conference as a Blockchain speaker.
The event is huge. There are more than 2000 attendees expected to come to this event. Also, the speakers front-line looks pretty well. Not because I am there, but because there are names which are some of the most well-known in the tech industry in Bulgaria.
And what am I speaking about? My talk is called “From Mining to Proof of Stake”. This talk will be about the problems Mining imposes on the Blockchain industry and the world we live in. Unfortunately, it is the most widely spread consensus algorithm in cryptocurrencies nowadays. So what are the alternatives? Proof of Stake? What’s that? How does it work? Why is it not massively adopted yet?
If you want to find out and you want to have a great time at an awesome event, come at the 28 September to Paradise Center, Sofia and I’ll meet you there!
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.
Continuing the Boost your VIM series with the next neat vim plugin – pathogen!
Last time, I showed you one of my favorite bash utilities (which happens to work so wonderfully with vim) – tmux.
This time, I will introduce you to my weapon of choice when it comes to plugin managers.
It’s called pathogen. This is the best and yet simplest plugin manager there is.
There are others, like Vundle, which I’ve tried in the past but none can beat pathogen’s simplicity.
It’s so simple (in fact, the total source code is ~250 lines), that this will be a pretty simple post as well.
So, if you’re ready to hack your VIM with some neat plugins, start with this one and make your life easier.
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.