As a huge fan of extreme sports, Radostin never misses a chance to go skiing, snowboarding or even bungee jumping. He puts the same passion and dedication in his work, which led him to the top of this month’s Customer Care Representative of the Month ranking. Read more about Radostin and his interesting hobbies in this interview!
There’s a lot of work involved in crafting a great hosting product. Part of our efforts to guarantee that our clients' websites perform better in all circumstances, is our unique hosting infrastructure built entirely on Linux containers. The specifics of this custom setup require a special kind of talent and skill set to maintain it - that of a Linux Kernel developer. Since there aren’t that many people programming on such level, their job description sounds almost mysterious. That’s why we’re very happy to have such rare talent on our team at SiteGround. We thought it would be interesting to tell you more about their work and how it helps your sites work better and safer- from our StartUp solutions to the Enterprise level. Meet Angel Shtilianov, our high-level specialist, responsible for Linux kernel development on our servers.
Yoana is a proof that artistic talent and technical skills can go perfectly together. When she is not helping customers with their websites, she moves to the world of magic. Writing short fantasy stories is her passion, inspired by all the fantasy books, shows and magic places she’s encountered. If there is anything she can’t express in words, she tells it in the language of dance. Find out more about Yoana in her interview!
Photo by Roberto Cortese
This September I joined the SiteGround team. This was a move from freelancing to working for a big company. I was a little anxious about such a serious change. However, it actually felt like quite a natural development. Now, as part of the SiteGround team, I will spend even more time doing what I truly love - being actively involved with the WordPress community. For the past few years I have organized regular WordPress meetups and a WordCamp in my hometown - Torino, Italy. I have also participated in the organization of WordCamp Europe. Now I will continue to be part of these and even more WordPress events. I will keep sharing my experience and volunteering with my time for the WordPress community. What is new is that I will also be part of one of the most amazing teams I have previously only met at WordCamps -- the people of SiteGround. Read below to see how I've ended up here and what is coming.
Last week was my first as CMO of SiteGround. Joining a new company, I had to learn a lot: its history, goals and challenges; business processes and everyday hacks. I wanted to become a real part of the organization and start contributing to its success as soon as possible. That said, I was expecting to spend my first week in meeting rooms and office tours. Oddly enough, I got to spend it on a Greek island instead, where my team-to-be was working remotely and learning to kiteboard. Ultimately, we all got back with a lot more than new surf skills and a suntan. Here is what my first week taught me about the company, and about working and managing a diverse team in a new field.
Pavel is one of our best technical support representatives. He takes great interest in new technologies and is a voracious reader. Apart from his technical expertise, he is also a history buff and can spend hours immersed in events from the Napoleonic Wars to World War II. Learn more about his passions from his interview!
Stoyko joined us less than 4 months ago and is already among our Top Customer Care Stars. He is an excellent learner and often looks to broaden his skills watching YouTube tutorials. When he is not geeking away in front of a computer, you could see him with his camera in hand, documenting memories of his adventures. Learn more from his interview!
The weekend of our team building was quite remarkable, unifying and overall amazing for all of us SiteGrounders! After a very successful 2016 when we almost doubled our employees for a second year in a row, our big multinational family grew to more than 450 people in 11 countries, speaking over 30 languages. We decided to invite all of them on an epic weekend meetup. To break down the geographical barriers and bond with colleagues we usually see only behind monitors, we decided to continue last year’s tradition and organize our own SiteGround Festival, this time on the beach!