Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Radoslav Minchev

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details.

Who are you? image

I hold a master degree in Informatics from the New Bulgarian University. I’m also a Microsoft Certified Professional Web Developer. Most of my entire professional career has been devoted to exploring Microsoft technologies. While working for Infragistics, Inc. I changed a couple of roles. Starting as a Developer Support Engineer, I actively contributed to the forums, later on I led a team of Developer Support Engineers. A couple of years later I took over the Release Engineering team, this is where I actively started learning and working with TFS. My team was the sole owner of the TFS server – our responsibilities included maintaining the system, conducting upgrades, performance optimization, maintaining the build infrastructure (~ 10 000 build a month). During that time, I had the chance to touch almost every aspect of TFS and deal with it. Now I’m working for R&D Solutions Ltd. - a consulting company that offers DevOps services, more specifically, crafting and implementing end to end Continuous Delivery strategies which embody DevOps Practices and Principles.

What makes you “tick”?image

I am a DevOps enthusiast with development background, so anything involving software development, especially Build –Test – Deploy scenarios makes me tick. DevOps is about collaboration. Having a complete and integrated ALM solution which brings people and processes together such as TFS, is what I believe is the key for driving the DevOps Enterprise transformation.

Where do you live?

Sofia, Bulgaria

Where do you call Home?

Bulgaria is what I call home!

Why are you active in the ranger program?

Being able to collaborate with a smart and enthusiastic community is priceless and broadens my view. In addition, knowing that my work makes somebody’s life easier makes me happy.

What is the best Rangers project you worked in and why?

I haven’t started yet, but can’t wait to jump on projects related to RM (release management) stuff.

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