After 12 years in Marketing and Sales, Stanimir decided it was time for a change. He graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha Java in May. Less than 2 months later he started working as a Java Developer. This is his story.Read the story
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Bilyana studied Graphic Design at New Bulgarian University, but quickly realized she was more drawn to a different profession. Read her inspiring story and how she landed her dream job at Bending Spoons after graduating from the first Telerik Academy Alpha with Java.
Many of Telerik Academy's alumni come from different academic and professional backgrounds with little to no previous programming experience. Meet Dimitar Markov who managed to seamlessly switch careers and jumpstart an exciting IT job at The Coca-Cola Company.
How to become a developer with zero experience in less than a year? Telerik Academy helped Anton and Svetoslav do just that. Both landed their dream jobs at Experian. Let’s dive right into their inspiring stories.
With the solid 10 years of experience in technical support, Kaloyan was appointed as a Team Leader of a Technical Service. But something was missing. Let’s dive into the inspiring story of Kaloyan, who transformed his life and landed his dream job after graduating from Telerik Academy.
Today we speak with Damyan Dimitrov who has previously worked in a governmental agency. Yet, Damyan felt he needed to make a change. After successfully graduating from Telerik Academy cohort, Damyan jumpstarted a successful IT career at ScaleFocus. Here’s his inspiring story.
Borislav Borisov has obtained a Master’s degree in International Project Management and Financial Management. After graduation, he worked as a Senior Bank Officer and had plenty of opportunities to further advance his career. Yet, Borislav felt that this was not his true calling.
After leaving Progress in the end of 2016, Telerik’s four founders – Boyko Iaramov, Vassil Terziev, Svetozar Georgiev and Hristo Kosev, spun off the tech-ed organization they created in 2009 – Telerik Academy – into an independent company. Their idea is to transform the project into a self-sustaining business, grooming talent for all companies in the IT ecosystem, as well as to continue to train children and high school students for free. These plans include the current building.
Three years after Telerik co-founders Svetozar Georgiev and Vassil Terziev graced the cover of Forbes Magazine Bulgaria for the first time, Vassil Terziev is back on the cover of the prestigious business monthly.
There is more behind the avalanche-kind of success than just a good business model and a few smart ideas. You feel this the moment you enter the company's headquarters in Sofia's "Mladost" suburb. "In spite of being in the lime light, for us everyone working for the organization is a hero,” says Terziev.
In Bulgaria, where demand for qualified IT specialists is now outstripping the available supply, Telerik promotes itself as the only company in the country that offers free training courses. In 2009, it set up an academy for software engineers. So far 510 have enrolled — though not all stay the course — and the annual intake is rising. This year about 1,000 started the program, of whom Telerik plans to hire about 150.