I'm Svilen. I'm a web developer based in Shoreditch, London.

I'm a freelance web developer and consultant, currently specialising in Node.js and front-end. I was previously leading the front-end development of new products at Skimlinks, and before that — building the foundations of Mastered's learning platform (and other things).

Whenever I get time, I'm trying to give back to the community by organising meetups, speaking at events and working on open source. You can also read some kind words from people I've worked with in the past.

If you're interested in hiring me for a short-term project, drop me a line and say hello!

CSS Components
HybridConf 2015
August 2015
Caching & Immutable Data
July 2015 (slides)
Node.js/JavaScript workshops
July 2015 —
$http caching
June 2015 (slides)
AngularJS — Best Practices
October 2014 (slides)
Introduction to Polymer.js
August 2014 (slides)
Private workshop
April 2014 (slides)
Crash course in AngularJS
Sidekick Studios
June 2013 (slides)
Open Source
Node.js/Express module, available on npm.
An AngularJS module, available on bower.
Ruby on Rails helper, published on RubyGems.
RHUL Room Booker
C# app that brute-forces the RHUL library booking system.

“Svilen is awesome. He keeps up to date with the ever-changing JavaScript ecosystem, and is keen to try out new tools early to see how they can benefit projects. His full-stack knowledge allows him to pick up new languages and frameworks with ease, and jump into new codebases to begin making improvements quickly. At Skimlinks, he worked his magic on our build processes, approach to testing, code style and documentation. When introducing a new technology, he would prepare and deliver a workshop to help get everyone up to speed. Every team needs a Svilen!“

— Imogen Wenthworth (@imogenwentworth)

“Svilen was an excellent partner to run ng-workshop with. His teaching style was thorough and thoughtful towards all levels of the attendees' skill-set. Svilen took a group of people who’d been given a crash course (by myself) in general JavaScript, and hand-held them through progressing in Angular.js without confusing or losing anyone. He’s a solid developer with an outstanding breadth of knowledge.”

— Ben Howdle (@benhowdle)

“A superb front-end engineer, with a strong mastery in AngularJS. A pleasure to work with, and one of the smartest developers I know.”

— Jack Smith (@jack_l_smith)

“Svilen is everything you need in a quality developer; he understands what needs to be done, he's inquisitive and he gets things done to a very high standard. When he joined The Amazings, he was able to adapt to the codebase very quickly, committing his first code change just a day after he joined. He's a very positive person and has always been up for new challenges. Working with him has been a complete pleasure.”

— Oguz Huner (@oguzcanhuner)