BWS UX Sofia 2018

BWS UX Sofia 2018 is part of Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

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

14 of April, Sofia









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 UX Speakers

Great professionals with loads of experience from Google, National History Museum and Braintribe.

Florence Okoye, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Florence Okoye

Florence Okoye is a User Experience Designer at the Natural History Museum in London.
She has an interest in complexity studies and is currently investigating the application of design thinking as praxis for creating sustainable solutions for self-evolving social systems.

Since 2015 she has curated the AfroFutures_UK conference and associated events exploring AfroFuturism and the intersection of race and technology, with a particular focus on how technology can impact the reimagining of the black identity.

She is a facilitator with community engagement projects via Spaghetti Jams which aims to spread awareness about design thinking both as a methodology for self-empowerment and addressing local issues.

Dave Hogue, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Dave Hogue

David M. Hogue, Ph.D. is a UX design leader, strategist, and applied psychologist with 20 years experience.

He combines his design, research, and psychology skills to bring deeper insight into user behavior, guide product strategy and service design systems, and solve challenging UX problems.

He is currently a UX Lead at Google working on Android and has consulted for agencies, start-ups, and corporations to help them build stronger design teams through organizational structures, processes, and training.

Dave teaches information and interaction courses at SFSU, and he has a special interest in design processes, strategy, and ethics.

Ina Georgieva, speaker at Bulgaria Web Summit 2018

Ina Georgieva

UX Designer. Film Director & Producer

Currently working for Braintribe. She has prevous experience as a Senior UX designer at Telerok and Progress.

The Venue: Inter Expo Center

147, Tsarigradsko shose blvd, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

+359 2 965 522 0.


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”.