Math has always been my passion. My first usage of a computer was connected with Star Craft. This suddenly turned my math passion into a passion for strategies. I start to create my own games, to find formulas and rules, by which to functionate. Of course, all of them were on paper. At that moment the computer was only a luxury toy for me.
I realized for the first time, that the computer has other functions, when we started studying Pascal at High School. Unfortunately IT lectures are widely ignored at the expense of other subjects in school.
After I graduated, I was adopted in University of national and world economy, Sofia Business Administration. This was my first wish. There I met business modeling and business games.The first year I took a part for the first time in such game and this became my new passion. In the third year of my education I studied International Business in University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim, Germany, where I took part in the same kind of games for a second time. So in the fourth year I decided to create my own. The model was very “ugly”. In fact it had more bugs than working parts. Nevertheless, the game took place and the participants were my classmates.
I graduated bachelor and applied for a master Management of international projects at University of national and world economy, Sofia. Thus I visited a lecture about MATLAB. With the help of YouTube and different guidelines I wrote my master theses “Cost engineering and variance of the graphics in the management of international projects using Monte Carlo simulations”, based on a MATLAB model. I also rewrote the business game and turn it into a working one. But to popularize it I had needed skills which I didn’t have.
I worked in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA – in Work and Travel Program, in Junior Achievement Bulgaria as a trainee (the reason to wrote a business game), in an investment intermediary, in Ministry of education, youth and science, where I was part of a team responsible for the management of EEA Grants in Bulgaria. Last I worked in administration department of a company.
I heard about Telerik Academy from my sister, who is studying in Technical University, Sofia and I understood that this is the way to finish what I was started.
My professional development
My motivation to become software engineer is connected with my aim always to do new things, to get new skills and to communicate with new people. In the base of all is my curiosity and my passion for maths and modeling.
Another reason to get inspired at programming is Telerik Academy are the tasks with asterisks, which in every one moment pushed you to the end of your abilities and fill you with positive emotions after their solution.
This is the reason to be sure that I can be a good software engineer and that I want to commit and develop in this profession.
For me it is important to be a professional
I have always been the best in the group. This always satisfied me and I have always been aspired by it. I always want to be the best. That’s why I am perfectionist. This is the reason to want to be a professional in what I do.
To be a true professional it is needed not just to do some things, but to do perfect things.
Regard to software technologies this mean to be aware with the innovations in this sphere, which happens every day. To know how different programs, technologies, OS, programming languages and platforms, websites and hardware works.
You can do this with constantly reading of articles, blogs, watching videos, taking part of different seminars and courses, writing programs. This makes you professional and brings you recognition and respect, which give you satisfaction of well finished work.
Everyone who wants to be professional should be responsible, to keep his promises and to fulfill his commitments.
For me it is a pleasure to work in a team and to help others
During my study at the university I had the possibility to take a part in different teams for different tasks and projects, and in Germany I took part in teams, where I was the only Bulgarian.I enjoyed these projects the most and they turned out to be the most useful for me. The main reason for this is the autodidact or learning from your colleges, because each human is unique and has different information. Thus the teamwork allows achieving results, unattainable for none of its members alone.
Creation of quality software product is impossible without teamwork. This is one more stimulus for me which makes my wish to be a software engineer. Because I know that even if I am standing in front of a difficulty, there will be someone who can help me and who is not going to reject me. But also that I will have the possibility to help my colleagues, and there is no more satisfying than to help somebody.
Based on the exposed above reasons, I am highly motivated to do programming, to become and to develop as a software engineer.
I will put all my effort to be a good professional, to learn, work and develop every day. I will work qualitatively and use all my knowledge and skills, which I have in this direction.
The most important for every software engineer is to learn how to work in a team, to share and to help his colleges, to publish interesting and important things, which he met in the internet and work, and I will put all my effort doing it.
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