Who’s Bogo


My name is Bogomil, but most people call me Bogo (as in Buy-one-Give-One for Free).

I started my career a long time ago. My first job was as a shepherd. I was at school, and I needed money. Believe it or not, I have learned a lot from it :)

After that, I used to sell small goods, and when I finished high school, I joined the Bulgarian Army.  I spent five years in intelligence doing some secret military stuff.

After five years, I realized I needed a change, and to escape the Army’s stupidity, I decided to pursue my dream – to work in IT.

I spend 20+ as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, product person and program manager in different environments , several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality.

I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects.

What else is worth mentioning:

  • I am a Pirate! My signature is on the establishment act of Pirate Parties International.
  • I ran for the European parliament with the idea to fight for our digital rights. (do you remember the data retention directive?)
  • I discovered a massive data leak from Facebook.
  • I was on Forbes twice :) On Wikileaks and Globalvoices once :)
  • I am a Mozillian – I contributed to series of items on Firefox and other opensource Mozilla projects. (write about:credits in Mozilla and search for my name)
  • I organized a good number of protest for defending our digital rights
  • I have founded a small company and organized more than 30 events (for developers, hackers, and designers) in the USA and Europe.

Thanks for your interest!

Some other links:


  • Mathieu Guastella
    May 16, 2014


    I’m trying to build a website that automaticaly post to facebook as a page, but it doesn’t work since 2 days.
    Can you help me?

    Thanks you in advance.


  • Lisa Matzi
    May 20, 2015

    Hi Bogomil!

    My name is Lisa and I am a graphic design student at the London College of Communication. I am writing because I stumbled across your amazing blog while researching for my final major project, which deals with online data collection of individuals.
    I wanted to ask you if it would be possible to do an interview with you? Two years ago you managed to buy a big batch of email addresses from Facebook and it would be great to chat about this and the general process of how our data is being handled.

    Let me know if you would be interested. I am looking forward to your response!

    Thank you and best wishes,

  • Lana Molchanova
    June 5, 2015

    Hi Bogomil!

    My name is Lana Molchanova (from LETA Capital venture fund). One of our portfolio companies RollApp has launched a cool new service called RollMyFile as a demonstration of their technology. It allows users to open online nearly any file one may have on their computer eliminating the need to find, download and install software necessary to work with a particular type of file. It is as simple as dragging the file onto the web page.

    I would like to ask you to add this project – http://www.rollmyfile.com or maybe http://www.rollapp.com to PH.

    They have an amazing team and technology and they really need your help.

    I will be appreciated for any feedback from you!!!

    Thank you so much.

    Yours sincerely,

    Svetlana Molchanova
    PR Manager
    LETA Capital
    Mob. +7 965 155 26 67
    Skype: lanashvedka

  • Chris
    September 5, 2015

    Hi Bogomil!

    I would be very interested in your email2trello plugin for thunderbird! It would be very helpful for me :)
    Is it ready for usage?

    Thanks in advance,

  • Laurent St-Pierre
    November 10, 2016

    Hey Bogomil!

    Svend will be doing its Product Hunt launch tomorrow and we’d love to have your feedback or support. We’re still looking for a hunter 😉

    (We’re actually in Prague right now finishing to dev everything. We did a remote session here. Awesome city!)

    Svend is a Slack bot that helps companies improve employee relations through a set of fun Ice breaking games.

    He will pair users every week through an intelligent matchmaking system and gives an engagement report to managers.


    I’m Larry, one of the founders of Svend.

    Don’t hesitate if you have any questions. I’d be glad to answer those for you :)

    Have a good one!


    PS – Let me know if hunting our Product is something that you would be interested in J

  • Anthony Gibson II
    May 13, 2017


    I came across your website when I was trying to find out how much other companies charge to sell their users’ information.

    I am the co-founder of a startup called VAAM.

    I’m a little unsure about what you would offer a startup. I’d definitely like to connect with you about that.

    I’m in need of help with my business plan, and I would love some insight on the challenges you faced being a first time business owner. Sometimes I just wonder how am I supposed to know/do certain things when I have never done anything like this before.



  • Alex
    August 25, 2017

    Hey I am interested in your trello and thunderbird integration, do you mind sending me over a download?

  • Nicola Bianchi
    September 9, 2017

    Hello, I would need a plug in for thunderbird to send a mail to trello choosing the list to send it to. Did you create anything like this? I know I can send a mail to trello but it’s less intuitive.

    Thank you and have a nice day


  • A Tree
    July 28, 2021

    So many weird comments here Bogo :D

    Thanks for all great work you did trying make a citrus company a better place to work.

    Good luck & have fun!

    Best regards,
    Your Citrus Trees :)

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