FreshAddress has a great team, but our clients and partners rarely get to meet and know the people behind the scenes. Today, we’re checking in with Vasil Barnev, software engineer extraordinaire. Vasil grew up in Bulgaria and in July of 2006, he decided to embark on a new adventure in the Unites States. Meet Vasil…
Q: What’s your background experience?
A: I have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, worked for a few years as a sales representative, data intern and tech support before I started working for FreshAddress.
Q:How long have you been working for FreshAddress?
A: 7 years, 2 months and 22 days
Q: If you could give one tip to everyone doing email marketing, what would it be?
A: Follow the best practices when doing messaging campaigns. Choose a proper subject line, maintain feedback loops, maintain suppression lists, and have the appropriate links in place for opt-ins/opt-outs. Also, make sure that the HTML permission email meets the appropriate W3C standards, and that it renders as expected on most of browsers including mobile devices.
Q: What’s your favorite part about being a software engineer?
A: Constantly being challenged and learning new things all the time.
Q: What are some things you enjoy when you’re not coding?
A: I enjoy reading about the new technologies, philosophy and psychology (I know these are not related to each other – grin ). I also enjoy learning new languages, going to dance classes, hiking, playing pool and hanging out with friends.