Who’s Bogo

Ahoj,

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!