Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Front-end, Back-end, UX, Design, Privacy, eHealth, WebVR, IoT and Ethereum professionals and amateurs under one roof.

13 April: Workshops, Documentary Festival | 14 of April: Conference









We byte since 2004.

Bulgaria Web Summit is an exciting technology conference about front-end and back-end development and even something more.

It will increase your productivity: While you will certainly be attending conference in order to learn, a short work trip away from the office will re-energize you and allow you to work better when you return.

It will be inspiring: A balanced mixture of participants and speakers working in programming, design, marketing and business development. Find partners, colleagues or ideas to develop.

It will make you better at your job: Learning from the pitfalls as well as the successes of distinguished business leaders at Bulgaria Web Summit will help you to find areas in which you can improve.

You will learn more about our industry: What you learn at our event can only serve to bolster you knowledge and fuel you continued drive for success.

Confirmed Speakers

Behold! Some of our awesome speakers

The Web

Jason Scott, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Jason Scott

Free Range Archivist and Software Curator at Internet Archive.


Heydon Pickering, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Heydon Pickering

Web accessibility consultant, interface designer and writer.


Max Amordeluso, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Max Amordeluso

EU chief evangelist for Amazon's Alexa Skills Kit, working with #AlexaDevs.

#AlexaSkills; #VoiceUI

Martin Splitt, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Martin Splitt

Open source contributor and web evangelist by heart from Zurich.

#WebVR; #3D

Neven Boyanov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Neven Boyanov

Entrepreneur and irrepressible startup enthusiast, recently focused on telemedicine.



Lian Li, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Lian Li

A software engineer and machine learning enthusiast.

#NodeJS; #ML

Roman Kuba, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Roman Kuba

Lead Frontend Scientist at Codeship.


Jessica Jordan, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Jessica Jordan

Software Engineer | Web | JavaScript | Ember.js | Berlin


Krasimir Tsonev, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Krasimir Tsonev

Writer, speaker and coder, designer with more than 10 years experience.

#JavaScript #eHealth

Milana Cap, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Milana Cap

WordPress developer at Toptal and Open Source contributor. Former Opera prompter.

#PHP #Wordpress #API

Boyan Mihaylov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Boyan Mihaylov

Web enthusiast, software architect, improviser.


Juarez Filho, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Juarez Filho

A traveler who loves to tell his adventures with Web Technologies and Firebase.

#Firebase; #Apps

Asim Hussain, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Asim Hussain

Developer • Teacher of Angular & JS at codecraft.tv • Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft

#Nodejs; #Security

Emil Stoyanov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Emil Stoyanov

Blockchain professional

#Ethereum; #SmartContacts

Ilko Kacharov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Ilko Kacharov

Zend Framework Certified Architect and Lead Dev in Proxiad/Mailjet.


Stefan Kanev

Stefan Kanev

Software craftsman at ReceiptBank. Smart guy and a great speaker.



Florence Okoye, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Florence Okoye

UX Designer at The Natural History Museum.

#UX; #ServiceDesign

Dave Hogue, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Dave Hogue

Psychologist and UX Lead at Google who designs for humans.


Ina Georgieva, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Ina Georgieva

UX Designer. Film Director & Producer

#UX; #Gamification

DB && Systems

Marian Marinov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Marian Marinov

CEO of 1H, CTO of Kyup and Chief System Architect of SiteGround.

#Nginx; #MySQL

Derick Rethans, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Derick Rethans

PHP internals person, author of Xdebug; Works as Senior Engineer at MongoDB.


Andrey Hristov, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Andrey Hristov

Software developer with 17 years experience. Previously, he was part of the MySQL development team.


The Venue: Inter Expo Center

147, Tsarigradsko shose blvd, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

+359 2 965 522 0.


Spend a weekend in Sofia, learn a lot and share knowledge and fun with more than 700 people like you.

Note: No purchase needed with the pre-registration. No Spam rules apply. We respect you.


Important Updates


We are green.

We at BWS take protecting the environment and global warming very seriously. During our last event we had bio-degradable lanyards and now we are aiming at going even further to make our event a zero-carbon event.

Some rules we will follow

– Request organic, locally produced food and beverages to cut transportation emissions. Organic food and beverages do not use synthetic fertilizers or chemicals derived from fossil fuels.
– Eliminate disposable containers, plates, bowls, cups and cutlery.
– Set up a compost program for all food waste. Composting reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and cuts emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
– Choose suppliers that provide low-carbon products or services.
- Carbon offsets will be used to offset all emissions, including those from air travel, energy use (including electricity), vehicle use, etc.


Take your kid with you.

Every year there are several children whose parents haven’t been able to arrange a granny-nanny and have had to bring their child to the event with them. This year we will try to end the kiddie-boredom and paperball matches which usually take place in the dining area by organizing some activities for our youngest attendees:

Learn how to hack
We will organize a programming workshop for children aged 6-12 where they can learn how to start programming and/or to share their knowledge with the rest.

Have fun
Apart from that we are planning to hire an animator to make sure the children have fun while you are busy learning new modern web techniques from our speakers. Your kid will get this for free if you purchase a conference ticket.


Travel Safety Tips for Sofia

Despite its, at places, shabby appearance, Sofia is a safe city. Like in any big city, however, taking sensible precautions is advised.

Here are a few tips to enjoying Sofia safely:

- Do not walk alone at night and if you must, stay on well-lit streets.
– Exchange money at banks or exchange bureaus. Make sure you read all the small print before exchanging. Never exchange money on the street!
– Use only ATM’s in well-lit areas and, even better, ATM’s attached to bank offices.
– Pickpocketing often occurs on public transportation and crowded market places. Do not carry large sums, do not flash valuables, and have your belonging close to you at all times.
– Do not leave purses, phones, cameras or wallets on the table while dining at sidewalk restaurants and cafes.

Read more here.


Common questions and answers about the event

  • 4 stages? How can I see all the talks?

    We will try to arrange the program based on topics of interest and without overlapping. Of course there is a great chance that you will have to choose between 2 sessions. In any case you will learn something new and you will also be able to talk to the speaker of the talk you missed later and to ask her/him everything you need to know.

    Using the schedule as an excuse not to come is the most stupid one we could imagine. Sorry!

  • Are you related somehow to The Summit?

    No, we are not. In fact we think the summit is useless as a technology event, but this is our personal opinion.

    We do respect the effort of the organizers.

  • Why is your event so affordable?

    Our goal is to create an affordable event, so anyone could come and learn and gain useful experience and connections. We keep the quality of the speakers very high and we are trying to make your stay at the venue as comfortable as possible.

    We also count on our partners to help us with our mission.

  • Are you affiliated with the “Bulgarian EU Presidency in 2018”?

    We are so proud to announce that we are NOT affiliated with “Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018”.