Do More. Make more. – Casey Neistat

Daniel Papukchiev


Daniel joined StudyPortals in late October 2016. He is responsible for Back-end activities as part of the Engineering team.

General information and background

He is currently enrolled in an Information & Communication Technology & Software Bachelors program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. This program sets the foundations of Software development and has strong emphasis on practical work. During the 4-year study Daniel will gain knowledge and develop skills which are vital for any Software Engineer. Daniel won the Best Student Award for his first year and has the ambition to continue this tradition.

He was born in a town called Dupnitsa in Bulgaria (60km from the capital – Sofia). His father is a doctor and his mother works as a Purchasing Manager. The interest for technology has always been a part of Daniels life. Disassembling toys just to see how they work was his childhood hobby. When he got his first computer he knew that this was his calling. After graduating First English Language school (one of the top schools in Bulgaria), with full support from his parents, he decided that the time has come to leave Bulgaria and move to The Netherlands and pursue his dream of becoming a Software Engineer.

After a school project, which exceeded all the teachers’ expectations, Daniel got a recommendation from one of his mentors and after a live demo of the project and several interviews he became part of the StudyPortals family achieving his goal of becoming a Software Engineer.

Key challenge

Help other students find what lights their personal enthusiasm and provide a way for them to achieve their dreams.

Personal goal

To learn something new every day and continue achieving his goals by working hard being positive and helping others.