The first ServiceNow Developer Meetup in Bulgaria is now a fact! Organized by our own Solution Architect at Do IT Wise, Martin Ivanov, this worldwide initiative took place online on the 18th of November, 2023. The first edition was joined by the legendary Senior Developer Advocate Chuck Tomasi and Anders Figenschow, ServiceNow MVP and Knowledge speaker.
About the ServiceNow Meetups
The Meetups are community-driven events supported by ServiceNow. They are a golden opportunity for ServiceNow practitioners, professionals, and enthusiasts to unite, share experiences, and build a stronger community. With content created by developers for developers, the sessions are dedicated to best practices, lessons learned, and specific examples.
Welcome to Bulgaria
In November, we had the first Developer Meetup in Bulgaria, which is also the first in Eastern Europe. It was initiated by the ServiceNow MVP and member of the Wise team, Martin Ivanov.
47 people joined the online event and had the opportunity to hear two of the biggest stars in the community, address their questions to them, and meet fellow ServiceNow professionals and enthusiasts.
“Developer meetups have been happening around the world for quite some time now. Being an MVP, surrounded by active community leaders and participants, I see pictures and stories from Developer meetups, always bringing flavors of new knowledge, networking, and joy.
The idea to start a local meetup in Bulgaria and the surrounding areas has been in my head for a year or two, but the final decision was taken when I joined Do IT Wise earlier this year and on my very first day, I had a conversation with Idan, our founder. He stated that the company is more than happy to support the initiatives I am running and expressed a full commitment to provide whatever is needed for the success of those.
I am really happy that so many people joined our very first session! For the upcoming second edition in early 2024, my plans are to gather all these people in an in-person event, where we can share knowledge, talk ServiceNow, enlarge our networks, and enjoy our time together with some drinks and delicious snacks as well.”, shared Martin.
We were privileged to have as a first guest the one and only Chuck Tomasi. Maybe the most famous person in the ServiceNow community. With 40 years of professional experience in IT, software development, and service management, he is a Senior Developer Advocate and an endless source of invaluable information. He started his ServiceNow career first as a client and then joined the company. Being the leader of the community, he shared insights into the structure of the Meetups, how the idea was formed, and what the benefits would be for everyone to participate.
The second presentation was held by another ServiceNow MVP, Anders Figenschow. He is a Certified Master Architect, Knowledge speaker, and author of the book “How to Master ServiceNow in 10.000 Hard and Painful Steps”. In this first edition, he shared a presentation about Search engines. Topics discussed included how search engines work, what is behind the ServiceNow Search engines, and how Anders has built his own search engine, seeking lightning speed and efficiency.
The next event is expected to be in person and to take place at the beginning of 2024. If you want to join the community, you can do it through this link, connect with Martin Ivanov, or email us.
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