Petar Petrov graduated from School of Textiles and Design in Vratsa, Bulgaria. However, he started thinking of programming as a part of his future career path shortly after that. His interest in technologies grew even stronger when he finished a course in Web Development with PHP in Vratsa Software Society (an IT academy which is similar to our Web Academies in Plovdiv and Stara Zagora). Petar says programming easily found a place in his life, primarily because it always gives him the possibility to create something new. And this is precisely what has always lead him forward.
Petar’s journey to his current position began early this year after Nikolai Kalenski (Senior Software Developer at BGO Software) came to the academy in Vratsa and assigned tasks to students there in order to test their skills. The successful completion of these tasks helped Petar win the position of a Junior Software Developer at BGO Software. Currently, Petar is working as a Junior Web Developer on a variety of projects developed mainly on WordPress. He uses AngularJS, Kendo UI and other Front-End technologies and tries to improve user experience on all levels.
Outside work, Petar Petrov invests time in his hobbies, such as photography, cycling and fitness. No wonder that photography is one of his most favorite things to do at the moment, as he used to work as photographer for a local newspaper. He also enjoys cooking, especially now when he tries to eat healthy. And that, he believes, is almost impossible without preparing your daily dose of healthiness (or homemade food) at home. 🙂
- How long have you been working for the company and how did everything start?
I joined BGO Software about 8 months ago. Everything started when I was chosen by Nikolai Kalenski for my programming skills and abilities after his visit to the software academy in Vratsa.
- What are the biggest challenges in what you do?
The biggest challenge is to find the balance between working as quickly and efficiently as I can, being open to new things and finding enough time for myself and my friends.
- What are the most fundamental skills you should have for your current position?
I think that every Junior Developer should have that type of logical thinking which will help him solve problems.
- As a Junior Web Developer, tell us what it is like to be one.
Being a Junior Web Developer is great. It is an experience full of adventures. Yet, you have to acquire new skills all the time in order to be and stay competitive. Web programming is ever-changing so you need to update your knowledge and keep up with the latest trends. But still, you need some rest too, so you have to learn how to balance your work with your holidays. And despite expectations, that sometimes appears to be difficult to achieve when you are junior 🙂
- My favorite moment of the day is when I drink my morning coffee on my balcony 🙂
- The first thing I notice about a person is the hairstyle
- The 3 things I cannot work without are coffee, my computer and the Internet (as trivial as it may sound)
- My 3 favorite online places are StackOverflow, YouTube and Spotify
- When I am offline, I sleep, cycle or have a walk in the nature
- I love my job because, it gives me the feeling of being able to create something useful. This is just indescribable. I also love my job because it is a constant challenge
- I get inspired by inspirational stories and my experienced colleagues
- If I had a superpower, I would most probably be able to fly 🙂
- On my nightstand you will find my mobile phone which wakes me up in the morning
- I come to work sleepy almost all the time 😀 but I am always loaded with positive energy
- I learn the most from the failures of others, but in the end, it always seems that I learn the most from my own mistakes
- If I had to describe myself in 3 words, they would be positive, determined, curious
- The strangest thing I believed in as a child was that I could fly
- One person I consider a genius is Nikola Tesla
- My favorite quote is (no quotes by Paulo Coelho if possible) „Imagination is more important than knowledge!“ Albert Einstein
- If I win from the lottery, I will most probably invest in traveling around the world (even though, I have to admit that I don’t gamble)
- If I have to describe to my grandparents what I do for a living – I have tried that already and, believe me, it’s not an easy task. I usually tell them that I make other people’s lives easier with the help of technologies
- My philosophy in life is give the best of yourself and let things happen