Svetlin Nakov motivates thousands of young people to become software engineers. He is a book author, conference speaker, inspirational trainer, and motivator, a digital entrepreneur, with strong software engineering background. He is a passionate blockchain expert and blockchain trainer. Svetlin is a co-founder of the largest educational center in Bulgaria for practical training of software engineers and digitals skills – SoftUni, where thousands of young people get a digital profession and a job. His dream is to make Bulgaria the Silicon Valley of Europe.
Svetlin Nakov has 15 years technical background as software engineer, software project manager, consultant, trainer, and entrepreneur with rich experience with the .NET and Java EE platforms, information systems, databases, Web development, blockchain, and software engineering. He is passionate about the blockchain technologies and believes that blockchain will change for better the global economy and the financial world. Svetlin is the author of 7 books on computer programming and software technologies, C# and Java, and tens of technical and scientific publications. Svetlin has been a speaker at hundreds of conferences, seminars, courses and other training. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science, medals from the International Informatics Olympiads (IOI) and the Bulgarian President’s award “John Atanasoff”. He has been a part-time lecturer at Sofia University, New Bulgarian University and the Technical University of Sofia. Currently, Svetlin drives the largest training center for software engineers in Bulgaria – Software University where he teaches young people in computer science, software development, and information technologies.