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About me

Well, hello there! My name is Momchil Georgiev and here are some quick facts about me:

  • Senior developer with over 15 years of front end experience
  • Has an IT engineering degree from VIA University College in Horsens 🇩🇰
  • Born in the small mountain town of Troyan 🇧🇬, based in Horsens 🇩🇰
  • Currently working as a front end developer for Vertica in their Aarhus 🇩🇰 office
  • Scored a near perfect grade on his Cambridge Advanced English certificate (I’m so proud of myself, I’ll probably never stop bragging about it. Ever. lol)

My story #

I’ve always been extremely passionate about technology. Some of my oldest memories are related to me interacting with it. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on my first computer in the, now distant, year of 1998, and my life hasn’t been the same ever since.

I’ve been online since the year 2003, something which granted me the rare opportunity of witnessing firsthand the growth of the online landscape in real time. From the popularity and death of simplistic table layout pages, to Web 2.0 design with its bold gradients, to web pages stuffed to the brim with janky jQuery code, to converting almost every site in existence from a simple Monolith to a SPA, to Virtual DOM all the things, to today and onward. The web has truly become one of the most exciting and dominant domains of technology. We interact with it daily, often without even realising it. With the advent of Node, you can now write JavaScript (and its many, many flavours) for pretty much any platform, any application, any solution.

Around 2004, I discovered the magic of web development and I said to myself “Now that’s something I want to learn and do, it looks so cool!”. The idea of making visual things that people get to interact with, and might actually find benefits from using, truly stroked my fancy. In 2005, at age 11, I officially became a freelancer and had my first tiny freelance project for a client. The size, scope, and complexity of my projects grew with time, and I eventually got (in my opinion) pretty good at it.

Considering that it’s now 2021, and I’m still doing this professionally and not slowing down one bit, I’d venture to guess that I’ve found my life’s calling.

When I graduated high school in 2012, I decided to come and study engineering in Denmark, where I continued working for various companies during and after my studies. Overall, the experience has been pretty positive, and I’ve expanded my horizons significantly. My education has been an invaluable part of my growth as a programmer (remember that word?) and, even though it had its ups and downs, I wholeheartedly recommend it. Yes, it’s absolutely true that you can make it as a self-taught developer in our industry, but having formal education on algorithms and various other things will make a significant boost to your skills and understanding of how everyday things work.

My other passions #

I have a life outside of development. I know right? Why would I say something so controversial, yet so brave? If you’re like me, you’ve read hundreds (if not more) of stories from these “ninja”, “rockstar”, and the like developers telling you how you won’t succeed if you don’t put your 110% in development and make your life all about it.

Well, this fairly regular developer is telling you that it’s OK to love more than one thing and that expanding your horizons beyond the world of development might be beneficial for your personal and professional growth.

Back to my other passions - I avidly enjoy the following things:

  • Photography. I absolutely love taking photos (but not have photos taken of me…go figure) of any kind. I seem to have a knack for street photography, that might be my shameless Bulgarian heritage giving me an advantage, though haha
  • Guitar. I’m a pretty average-to-slightly bad player at the moment, but I try to practice when inspiration strikes. Making noises is super fun and you feel like a complete badass. I seem to have an affinity for Les Pauls and Strats (why not both, right?) and, yes, before you ask - I know how to play 0-3-5
  • Writing. Obviously. The whole reason behind my personal site (which you’re currently reading) is to share my thoughts in writing. During my preparation for CAE, I discovered I’m pretty decent at writing articles, reviews, and fiction. I did start writing a science fiction book at one point but abandoned the project due to a severe lack of time at the time

Looking towards the future #

Currently, I’m focusing on doing my daily duties at work and developing and maintaining this website. Another thing I’m working towards is finally learning Danish properly, which I’ve been seriously struggling with for the past 8+ years. Håber alt går godt med det.