Pavel Tashev
Pavel Tashev / Entrepreneur and Software Developer
Constantly learning new things. I love to be part of projects and StartUps that inspire me and improve the life of society.
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United Kingdom and Bulgaria
Pavel Tashev

Pavel Tashev About me

My name is Pavel Tashev and this is my personal website.

I am an entrepreneur and a software developer. Here I present myself starting from my professional experience, my education, things I like to do and ending with a blog where you can read some professionally oriented stuff and more casual things.

Enjoy the reading!

Professional Experience

October 2017 - at present
Peoplegogo logo
Company name Peoplegogo Ltd.
Position CEO and Founder
Company website www.peoplegogo.com
Activities

My work at Peoplegogo is a great experience as a Lead Developer and CEO.

It gave me a good knowledge how to develop a product. Also, a better understanding of the Lean StartUp methodology, the decision making process and how the management of a company can be more efficient.

January 2015 - at present
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Company name WhiteRabbit Ltd.
Position Software and Product Developer
Company website www.whiterabbitltd.com
Activities

Development of software products and management of the team developing mobile applications.
 

    “Pavel Tashev is a highly valued and integral member of the team at WhiteRabbit Ltd. and as Lead Software Developer his wealth of experience is applied to the design and development of all products developed every single day.”
    – Tom Granger, CEO of the company

 
Products developed in the company:
– GuardNet, www.guardnet.co

October 2013 – January 2015
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Company name ProxiAd Ltd.
Position Senior PHP / Web Developer
Company website www.proxiad.com
Activities

The scope of my activities in ProxiAd is to be a PHP / Web developer, developing new features for a big french company called Mailjet (www.mailjet.com). The tasks are on the front-end and on the back-end side of the project.

Writing a new PHP code and also testing and fixing bug issues, communicating with REST API’s, writing Java Script code (+jQuery), AJAX queries, new CSS and HTML is part of the usual daily work.

I’d like to express my opinion about ProxiAd. I want to comment the HR department and the principals for the professionalism they apply during their work with all employees in the company. Also, my colleagues that create a relaxed and pleasant work environment. My opinion is that ProxiAd is a wonderful company which is well organized and it’s worth to work there!

May 2011 – April 2013
Company name Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd.
Position PHP / Web developer
Business Sector Nano Technologies
Company website www.budgetsensors.com
Activities

My main activity was to support and develop new solutions for websites and online stores part of “Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd.”

February 2011 – November 2015
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Company name Noway Media Ltd.
Position Co-founder, CEO and Web developer
Other websites www.schoodle.bg (No longer available)
www.qrl.bg (No longer available)
Activities

The company Noway Media Ltd. was found in 2011 with the idea to develop web based services and products. That was a great experience for me because I had a chance to get closer to the idea how to manage a small StartUp, and also I had the chance to understand the business processes behind it.

I believe that this is a valuable experience because the knowledge about the processes in the company and the deep understanding about the roles of each employee are great foundations for my professionalism.

I was a manager in Noway Media Ltd. but also a PHP / Web Developer.

During the years we developed a couple of projects – QRL and Schoodle.

QRL (abbreviation of QR link) is a web based system which can be used by the customers to generate their own QR codes pointing to specific URL’s. Those QR codes can be printed on posters, books or somewhere else and later to analyze the traffic through those of them which are scanned with a mobile applications.

Schoodle (the name comes from the combination of the words “School” and “Google”) is a web application where teachers and parents can exchange more information about the progress of their children at school.

Behind those two web applications there is another one which stays behind the scene. The name of the application is User Management System (UMS). Its purpose is to manage all user accounts part of QRL and Schoodle. So, every time when someone is logging into QRL the personal data the user is stored and managed by this “third building block”. The reason to organize all projects in that way is for security reasons and also because the users will have access to all other services without the need to create new accounts.

It’s worth to say that this “third building block” communicates with each of the projects with the help of a RESTful API using its own internal protocol. The communication is based on JSON and XML, depending on the developer’s needs.

May 2008 – May 2011
Position PHP / Web developer
Activities

During my freelance period, my job was divided into two main parts. The first one was to find new clients, and the second one was to work as a PHP / Web developer for the clients.

I was a developer for different types of projects, starting from standard company websites and ending with more complex solutions like web based platforms for selling real estates.

After about three years of work as a freelancer I found out that finding new clients is one of the toughest processes which requires hard work every single day. That was the moment when I realized that I want to work for a company and I decide to stop the work as a freelancer.

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Organization CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research
Website home.web.cern.ch
Activities

The scope of my basic work at CERN was to simulate the distribution of electron beams in presence of electromagnetic radiation. For the purposes of the theoretical simulation I used the software product SIMION® 8.0.

Education

university of Sofia, Bulgaria
University University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Faculty of Physics
Specialty Quantum Electronics and Laser Technologies (QELT)
Degree Master
Description Laser technologies and optical instruments
Location Sofia / region Sofia / Bulgaria
Website www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng
September 2003 – July 2007
university of Sofia, Bulgaria
University University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Faculty of Physics
Specialty Engineer Physics
Degree Bachelor
Description Engineer Physics
Location Sofia / region Sofia / Bulgaria
Website www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng
September 1998 – June 2003
School “Professional technician secondary school of mechanical engineering and electronics” – Varna
Specialty Industrial Electronics
Location Varna / region Varna / Bulgaria
Website (only in bulgarian) ptgvarna.com/bg/Za-nas

Things I like

Forecasts “The Singularity Is Near”
by Ray Kurzweil
SEO “The Truth About Search Engine Optimization”
by Rebecca Lieb
Аlgorithms “Programming = ++ Algorithms”
by Preslav Nakov and Panayot Dobrikov
You can read more about this book on it’s official website.

Additional activities

15th – 17th of July 2018
I was invited by the US embassy as a speaker during the business event – GoViral
in central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

The main topics I spoke about are “Peoplegogo”, “Product development” and “Lean StartUp methodology and how to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)”.

13th of September 2006
At the National Balkan School of Nuclear Physics in Brasov, Romania
I had a short talk in the field of the nuclear physics.

21th of August 2007
I had a short lecture in Bodrum, Turkey in the field of the laser technologies.
The topic was “Quantum Teleportation”.

22th of September 2008
I had a lecture in Troyan, Bulgaria where I presented my work conducted at CERN, Switzerland.

How to contact me?

Location
I am based in the UK but I can easily reach any place on the island and Europe.

Links
LinkedIn :: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paveltashev
Twitter :: https://twitter.com/PavelTashev/
GitHub :: https://github.com/pavel-tashev

Languages

English - Level B2+
1000%
Bulgarian
99%

Learning in Progress

Gamification & Behavioral Design
1000%
MVP design
10000%
Product development
1000%
Lean Business Planning
1000%
Python 3
1000%

Business

Project management
1000%
Organised and structured
1000%

Web development

PHP
900%
MySQL
800%
Elasticsearch
50%
HTML
30%
CSS
30%
JavaScript
900%
jQuery
900%
Ajax, xAjax
900%
XML, JSON, YML
900%
HandlebarsJS
700%
Twig
900%

Back-end Frameworks

Symfony 1.1
800%
Symfony 1.4
800%
Code Igniter 1
700%
Laravel 4 (Basic)
500%

Front-end Frameworks

BackboneJS (Basic)
500%

CMS

Wordpress
800%
OpenCart
400%

Version Control Systems (VCS)

Git
600%
SVN
700%
Mercurial
7000%

Bug reporting

JIRA
800%
BugZilla
800%
Redmine
800%
Mantis
800%

Methodologies

Adaptive Path
900%
Mind Mapping
800%

Project management

JIRA, Agile
900%

Marketing

Google AdWords
600%
Google Analytics
800%

Tools

Photoshop (Basic)
400%
Axure
800%