About me

My name is Borislav.

I have a wide range of interests, including product development, software craftsmanship, economics, philosophy, and the arts.

👴 Back in the days...

I've been making software for money since 2015 and for fun since 2012. I had the pleasure of experiencing the "old-school" web of MySpace and online forums built with phpBB. I feel privileged.

My journey into programming began with games and art. As a child, I loved drawing, which evolved into a passion for creating abstract art in Photoshop. Deviantart was my favorite place on the web where I would spend days browsing and drawing inspiration from the works of other artists, fueling my own creations.

This eventually led me to explore the design aspect of technology. Looking for more practical outlets of my passion to create visuals, I got into building websites. I got so hooked that I quickly got the hang of PHP, HTML and CSS and learned how to make my designs actually functional.

Somewhere along that journey, I graduated from university with a degree in Marketing, which is a story in itself.

🤓 Who am I today?

Fast forward to today, I have nearly a decade of professional experience as a programmer, focusing on frontend development for the past 6 years.

I'm also passionate about building side projects, having created dozens over the years. These range from platforms for indie creators, to tools like a form builder for giving out customer rewards, etc.

I know a thing or two about JavaScript/Node and the ecosystem. I've been "living" in it for the past 6 years.

I also have (some) experience with a couple of other programming languages, but I'm pretty sure nobody cares, as programming languages are just a way to do actual problem solving. That's what matters. Anything else ChatGPT can handle.

In 2024, my partner and I are excited to welcome our first baby girl. 🐣

We also have a cat named Brie, a British Shorthair, whom we adore.

I hope this gives you a good sense of who I am and what I do. For anything else, feel free to contact me.

🧐 What is bogr?

BOGR is, of course, a blend of the first two letters of my names - BOrislav GRigorov. Genius, right!

Anyway, what you're seeing is my personal website. The place where I publish anything I have to share with the world.

There's no specific topic. I love to write about anything that resonates with me - software development, product development, indie-hacking, philosophy, productivity, reviews of books, podcasts and videos, movies and what not.

I hope you'll find something useful here. If you do, don't hesitate to reach out and say hi. I'd love to hear your story.

See you around! 🙌