My name is Pavel Nikolov, web developer, living in Sofia, Bulgaria. I have 10+ years of experience with web technologies. I develop all kinds of web applications (e-commerce, social apps, in-house business applications, etc.) and mobile applications. In addition to that I optimize websites for speed (both on the server side and on the client side) - I am a big fan of YSlow and PageSpeed. For most web projects I prefer single codebase and responsive design.
I have done the corporate thing, the freelance thing and now I have my own web development consultancy firm. I work on interesting projects mostly e-commerce and small business websites.
Other than that I am involved in a big project (which is a secret for now). I can only tell you that it is a social network built with node.js and MongoDB. After working about an year on that and four months in a row only on that (without being paid) I decied to step out of this project and get busy with other interesting projects.
Technologies I Like
I have been involved in various kinds of projects throughout the years but in general I am mostly interested in web technologies. The technologies I am mostly interested in (in no specific order) are:
- Ruby on Rails
- Angular.js (my personal favorite!)
- Java Script (including but not limited to: jQuery, underscore.js, Backbone.js, knockout.js)
- ASP.Net (C#)
- Microsoft SQL Server
In the non-technical life I am a cyclist and love bicycles. Before I started working from home I used to ride 50km per day - my daily commute. I like travelling a lot. During the weekends I go the mountains and enjoy the wonderful views that we have here in Bulgaria.
During the winter I love skiing. I have been doing it since I was 6. And in the summer I spend a lot of time near the sea, enjoy the sunny weather, nice beaches and cold beer.