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Manos is married and lives in Crete, a paradise island in the south part of Greece. He holds a degree in Computer Science from AUTH and his very first passion since he entered this world was the OSS, whether contributing or using it. Along with OSS came the love for open communities and self-organized events. He sincerely believes in Agile Methodology let alone in the value and benefits it brings to any team. He loves leading teams and encouraging his team-mates. He is currently employed at Cytech Mobile, a technology company that delivers solutions for the Telecommunications Industry globally, contributing to both Software and Business Development. In his company, the human is on top of the process and agility gets flesh and bones. When he has some time to spare, he is usually, coding, traveling, exercising, playing Basketball, running semi-marathons, reading books, listening to music, cooking, co-orging or attending to open communities. Well at least until he finds something more intriguing or inspiring.
Vagelis Antoniadis is the CEO and co-founder of Cytech Ltd, a mobile technology company with customers all over the world. He's responsible for driving the company’s business development and strategic business relationships worldwide. With over 15 years experience in strategy development and solution design he strives for business innovation, applying new technologies in the mobile domain, turning them into successful products. He is also Director of Tech Talks Central ,a web radio which covers all the hot topics and trends in the connected world and features interactive interviews with thought leaders of the tech industry. Since 2009 he identified the business opportunity for mobile technology advancement in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East, leading Cytech to establish a name in the area. The company provides enterprise software for mobile, empowering its presence in the emerging markets of Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana as well as in Saudi Arabia, Norway and Australia.
Irini is a software engineer with a background on mathematics. She is a co-organiser of her town's local Software Crafters community, and tries to make the world a friendlier place. She is proud to work for Jadu, a company in UK that provides a platform that helps organisations publishing and managing content, collecting data and connecting with customers digitally.
Andreas is a Software Engineer and is thrilled to join the org team for the first time this year. His mantra is agile processes, teamwork and being technologically up to date as he strongly believes these to be instrumental in achieving success in the software industry or any competitive environment. Currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at foryouandyourcustomers GmbH providing software solutions in the e-commerce space. When he is not working, he enjoys watching and playing basketball and spending quality time with friends and family.
Yorgos is an OSS enthusiast and software craftsman, with a background in concurrency and distributed systems in the telecoms domain. He cares about improving the problem-solving process - not just solving the problem itself - with an emphasis on automation. He helps teams practice clean code and improve their software delivery processes. As the founder of two meet-ups for developers in his home town and the AgileCrete open space unconference on the (paradise) island of Crete, he clearly believes deeply in the power of community, whether offline or online. He is also on the Org team for the exclusive JCrete Java unconference. His day job finds him automating stuff at Red Hat, the world's open source leader.
Marinos, as a kid, was dreaming to become a fine artist. Finally, he decided to use his creativity and inspiration for building meaningful products and executing complex projects, which have a real impact on people’s lives. For many years he was working as a Project Manager using waterfall models. After realising how boring that was, he decided to become a passionate Product Owner. Today, he is part of the awesome Product Team of SendCloud, the fastest growing Tech company in the Netherlands. He strongly believes that a happy Team is a productive Team, and that growing and improving yourself alongside with your business family is a unique feeling...
Nikos is a professional software engineer and scrum master, passionate about clean code and software craftsmanship and true believer in the original intents of Agile. He is particularly interested in software design and Extreme Programming practices and he is really fascinated by Test Driven Development (especially the Outside-In technique). He strongly believes in the power of the community worldwide and therefore, he loves to share his knowledge and broaden his horizons. He is currently employed at Blueground, contributing as a software engineer in a scrum team. In the past, he has worked in organisations ranging from Nokia and Tripsta to small startup companies, having the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of software projects and business domains like telecommunications, travel and health. During the day, he writes software. During the night, he presents in radio, DJ, studies Italian, travels, reads lots of books, (used to) play basketball and he would do more if only he could extend the 24 hours…
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