My name is Nikos (Nick) and I am a Software Engineer at Workable.
I have also worked for Accenture, but also for the Institute of Computer Science - FORTH, actively participating on numerous projects, using state-of-the-art technologies and principles, focusing mainly on the fields of Web Services and Internet of Things. Regarding my studies, I completed my Master's studies with distinction at the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete, focused on the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia Technologies. I would like to say that studying Computer Science and working in this fascinating field is a dream fulfilled for me and that I am happy to constantly learn more and work with enthusiasm and passion, in order to produce excellent results.
Software Engineer• September 2018 - Present
Software Engineer• March 2018 - August 2018
Worked on CMT industry, focused on the area of systems integration, using well-known Oracle technologies. Additionally, I worked on process automation solutions that assisted into productivity increase of my team.
Coding Bootcamp Educator (Contract)• January 2018 - June 2018
Served as an Educator of AFDEmp's 6-month period Coding Bootcamp 4, teaching programming technologies and principles to new developers of age 20 - 50, mainly coming from totally different professions. My area of specialization was Front-end development and .NET technologies. I am happy that a very, very large percentage of my students were employed to well-renown companies (official numbers show that Bootcamp students employability reaches 95%).
Software Developer - Analyst• June 2017 - January 2018
Actively contributed on the development of two Content Management Systems, using .NET technologies (C#, Entity Framework, ASP.NET Razor), SQL and Angular 2.
Software Engineer, Graduate Research Associate• June 2014 - May 2017
Worked as a Software Engineer in the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, making research and development on state-of-the-art educational and IOT-enabled smart environments, with a focus on their programmability and testing. Technologies used: C#, MEAN Stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS), Entity Framework, WPF, OpenAPI Swagger Specification, Mocha, Chai, HandlebarsJS, CodeMirror, Tern Code Autocompletion Engine and more.
Web Development Intern• November 2013 - February 2014
Undergraduate Research Assistant• June 2013 - February 2014
Implemented User Interface and Transceiver Locating system components for an emergency communications system. Technologies used: Java, Swing API.
Web Development Intern• January 2013 - August 2013
Community Member• September 2013 - Present
Participating actively in Stack Overflow, the biggest Q&A community Stack Exchange site for programmers, currently ranking as an established user able to create tags synonyms (over 2500 site reputation) and an increasing, estimated impact of over 1.4 million people reached.
Volunteer Junior Contributor• July 2012 - September 2012
Fixed some minor bugs for Telepathy, an Instant Messaging Suite for KDE, version 0.5.
M.Sc., Computer Science, Information Systems & Human-Computer Interaction• 9.13/10, "Excellent"• 2014 - 2016
Master's Studies on Computer Science, on the fields of Information Systems & Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia Technology. The Master's Studies program of the University of Crete is provided in collaboration with the ICS - FORTH Research Foundation. Thesis Title: "AmITest: a framework for semi-automated testing of Ambient Intelligence environments."
B.Sc., Computer Science, Software & Web Engineering• 7.49/10 (top 2% of 2008 class)• 2008 - 2013
Bachelor University Studies on Computer Science, focused mainly on the fields of Software and Web Engineering.
Successful Attendance Degree• Service Oriented Computing• 10/10• 2014
Participated successfully on the SummerSoc 2014, a summer school about Service Oriented Computing.
FORTH-ICS• October 2017
IEEE WiMob PerCAM 2017• October 2017
EDULEARN17• August 2017
University of Crete• April 2017
eLmL 2016, The Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning• April 2016
BASNA @IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)• December 2014
This project is a part of the AmI programme of the HCI laboratory of ICS-FORTH.
Development, Testing, Smart Environments
Participated on the design, implemented and performed experts evaluation on a comprehensive commercial educational system of mini games for money transactions and usage learning for children of a small age. Technologies used: C#, WPF, Database APIs and Middleware Technologies.
Designed, implemented and fully supported a Storage CRUD Framework for Three Mid-Sized Educational Games, using SQL Express using C#, Entity Framework, SQL and Middleware Technologies.