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Thetis embodies the premise that musicality is a powerful predictor of coding success. A musical prodigy, she trained for ten years at the local Conservatoire where she mastered the violin and the flute. Coding came naturally then, and after she completed her BSc in Computer Science at the University of Thessaloniki she received her MSc in Information Security & Privacy from Cardiff University. In her thesis, Thetis came up with a new methodology to compute probabilities for various risk factors by utilizing data from the web. She is highly proficient in numerous unspoken languages and frameworks like C, C++, JAVA, Spring MVC and Hibernate. Her favorite fictional character is Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. She has not lost her faith to humanity.
George personifies the esprit de corps that binds our intrepid band of coders. He can be a mentor and a mentee, a leader and a follower, a coder and, if circumstances require, an acting CTO. George believes there is truth in the tagline “code is poetry”, since good code writing, like all art forms, resides as an abstraction. Substance always follows. An avid gamer, he began programming in his late teens and has not ceased since. Described by his peers as a polyglot, he has mastered over the years plenty of languages, frameworks, and technologies. George received both his BSc and MSc from the University of Hertfordshire. During his graduate studies, he did work on Distributed Systems and Network Security. He believes in flat hierarchies.
Ilias started playing chess as a toddler, but coding came much later to his life. He still sees similarities between the two, since one wrong move can cost you the game and one faulty code line can mess-up your day. At IKH, Ilias wears multiple hats and he likes it, dividing his time between pure development and analysis. He speaks C#, Java, SQL, PLSQL et al. He received his BSc in Computer Science and his MSc in Distributed Systems & Networks from the University of Hertfordshire. Ilias loves tennis and movies but currently he is a full-time dad.
Vaggelis is the coder who beat Google at its own game. The Greek subsidiary of Dixons, the consumer electronics behemoth, wanted to build a new search engine for its on-line retail store capable of tackling thousands of daily inquiries and meeting 30 test cases as prescribed by the UK based management. Dixon’s choice came down between Google’s black box and the audacity of Vaggelis, who used Java and Apache Lucene to build a valid case for his team. His story carried the day and he singlehandedly wrote the code used by hundreds of thousand consumers daily. Vaggelis is a cornerstone of our software development team. He started his career at the turn of the century at Bytemobile – which was subsequently acquired by Citrix - where he developed intranet apps as well as script tests for servers. After his stint at the US powerhouse, Vaggelis worked as a senior software engineer on teams designing web apps to manage loans & mortgages for major banks and on-line tools for the estimation of real estate values. The number of languages and frameworks he has mastered would fill the better part of a Letter size paper. Vaggelis received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Patras. He is an avid theater-goer and has a vinyl collection of rebetika songs. He still searches for a politics of meaning.
Christina is a coder. Her native tongue notwithstanding, she is fluent in English, in C, and in C++. A late bloomer, she started coding in her freshman year in college, Christina interests include computer vision, computer graphics, and image processing. She graduated with a BSc in Informatics & Telecommunications from the University of Athens and her senior thesis, titled “Fractal & Multifractal Analysis of PET/CT Images” involved research with the renowned National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Her work has been published in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (EJNMMI). Christina loves swimming butterfly stroke and back in the not too distant past she came in third in the national championships. Her other true love involves advanced algorithms. Every Christmas, she makes sure we all have on our desks, a petite assortment of biscotti, gingerbread, and spritz butter cookies perfectly hand-packed and wrapped in festive ribbons. Christina is a coder.