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Upskill
26/02/2024

Meet Pavlin Mavrodiev: Your Expert Guide to Success in Data Analytics

The Upskill Data Analyst Lead Trainer about his work, projects and the first edition of the program

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Business
06/02/2024

Current state of the IT Industry in Bulgaria – Telerik Academy’s Perspective

Interview with Alexandra Mechkova – CEO of Telerik Academy for Bloomberg TV

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Alpha
21/12/2023

The moment you decided you need a change: Alpha QA stories

Discover the inspiring career change journeys of two people, paving the way to a brighter future. Dive into their stories, find inspiration, and take the leap into the IT sector as a QA engineer!

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Other stories

Alpha
16/05/2019
Coventry University graduate chose Telerik Academy to switch careers

Valentin graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Sports Therapy, eager to make a positive impact. After starting his practice, he realized, however, this was not his true calling. So, Valentin decided to make a total career change, which brought him to Telerik Academy. He successfully completed the Alpha JavaScript program and shortly after that kickstarted his IT career at Tick42.

Alpha
11/04/2019
Becoming an in-demand software developer and jumpstarting a career

Aged 21 and studying at university, Krasimir Etov decided to join Telerik Academy Alpha .NET to attain the coding and soft skills companies demand and land his first job in IT. Less than a month after graduating from the program, he jumpstarted his career as a Junior Software Developer at Fourth – a leading provider of cloud-based forecasting and cost control software for the hospitality industry and a Telerik Academy partner.

Alpha
21/01/2019
Equipped with everything needed to kickstart a career in IT

Until 5 years ago, Svetla Ivanova’s educational and professional background had been entirely in the finance sector. After deciding to switch careers, she went from a finance expert to a software developer with the help of Telerik Academy. Shortly after graduating from our professional program for master junior talent, Svetla joined Bede Gaming and has been part of their software engineering team ever since.

Alpha
16/01/2019
Harvard graduate joins Telerik Academy Alpha to jumpstart successful career in IT

An alumnus of the Harvard University and the German Film Academy in Berlin, Ivan Ivanov had a film directing career. When he decided to come back to Bulgaria, however, he realized he needed to pursue a more steady occupation. With previous experience in tech but no real-world programming skills, Ivan joined Telerik Academy Alpha to bring his personal story to a happy end.

Alpha
13/12/2018
Universal programming skills that make switching technologies easy

Georgi Georgiev was studying Informatics and Cybersecurity in Saarbrücken, Germany, when he first heard of the then brand new 6-month program for a successful career start in IT - Telerik Academy Alpha. Eager to pursue a career in Bulgaria – it didn’t take long for Georgi to put his academic studies on hold, came back to Bulgaria and apply to Telerik Academy Alpha. Immediately after graduating it, he landed his dream job at Tick42.

Alpha
13/11/2018
Making a leap from construction to the IT industry ​

Rusi Rusev graduated from Telerik Academy Alpha with JavaScript in May and shortly after that kickstarted his first IT career as Junior Front-End Developer at Gtmhub. His university education and professional experience, however, were in an entirely different field. Rusi has a master’s degree in “Structural Engineering” and worked in the construction industry for a while. When he felt the need for a change, he turned to Telerik Academy to successfully switch careers.

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Business
28/08/2018
Absolutely global - Telerik's cover story in Forbes Magazine

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.

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Business
27/08/2018
Bulgarian company homes in on technological niche

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.

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Alpha
12/03/2013
To create innovation, learn how to see a fourth option

The ability to think beyond the three options and see a fourth is the source of all competitive advantage. For example, software companies all share the same global strategic headache: recruiting capable programmers. Most employers looking to hire capable programmers consider three obvious options: pay more, outsource to third-party developers, or slow down development. Telerik considered these options but instead decided to go for a fourth option–they created Telerik Academy.

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