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 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 have spent 20+ as a web developer, 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, using 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 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 a series of items on Firefox and other open-source Mozilla projects. (write about: credits in Mozilla and search for my name)
  • I organized a good number of protests to defend our digital rights
  • I have founded a small company and managed more than 30 events (for developers, hackers, and designers) in the USA and Europe.

Thanks for your interest!

11 thoughts on “Who’s Bogo

  1. Hi Bogo. Your talk at FOSDEM was FANTASTIC! You are correct – when I started going to OSDEM 24 years ago open source people were rebels – we wanted software to be free and to help people in their lives. We need to have fun to do that!
    Loved your AI also!

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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


  4. Hi,

    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.



  5. 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

  6. 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,

  7. 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

  8. 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,

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