We have another new face in the Creode office! Dimitris has recently joined our development team in Leeds and has filled our vacant ‘PHP Developer’ position. Previously working as a lead developer for 5 years, Dimitris has decided to swap the beautiful warm climate of Greece, for the not so sunny Yorkshire weather. In this article, we sit down and get to know our new developer a little more..
What is your role at Creode? – Web Developer, I build and improve websites and e-commerce applications for new and existing clients including site architecture and infrastructure. I work on backend and frontend development, troubleshooting bugs and making sure everything works and functions as expected.
Real age? – Turned 30 a few days ago (sigh).
Previous experience? – For the last 5 years I have been working at a digital agency in Greece called i-magic. I have been lucky enough to be heavily involved with multiple projects and clients building websites with Drupal and WordPress. I have also built many e-commerce sites with Magento, Drupal Commerce and bespoke web applications with Ruby on Rails, Laravel and CodeIgniter.
Where do you call home? – A small town in Northern Greece called Komotini. But.. No matter where you go, if you’ve got your ‘localhost’ – you’ve got a home.
Which University did you attend and what degree did you complete? – I studied Informatics & Communications at the A.T.E.I of Serres and I am currently in my 2nd year of studies for Computer Science at the Open University of Greece.
What’s your favourite piece of design software? – There are many different aspects of software development that I really get into. I really enjoy the process of understanding and analysing a problem and then building and delivering a robust solution. It is really satisfying when your bits of code have a positive impact on both users and clients.
What do you like to do in your spare time, any particular hobbies? – I really enjoy chilling with good friends, Guinness, Football, hiking & cycling alongside with a good movie or a good TV series.
Where is your favourite place to eat in Leeds? – By far… Red’s. I am a true believer. Let there be MEAT.
It’s your turn to sing at the karaoke bar, which song would you choose? – Nighstalker, Children of the sun.
What is your biggest pet hate? – Users of Internet Explorer! (all versions included).
If you were a box of cereal, which would you be? – Crunchy Nut! Love ‘em.
If you were stranded on an island, which 3 things would you bring? – Hmm.. A power generator, my laptop and a shotgun (you never know what you’re gonna find there).
What’s your favourite flavour Jelly Bean? – Jelly Bean? I have never had a Jelly Bean, but i’ll take a green one!
Favourite Celebrity? – Michael Jordan – For his passion, determination, dedication, mentality, winning attitude and the constant hunger to prove himself.
If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you? – Someone willing enough to learn Drupal and Magento!! Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors, so maybe I would give him the opportunity.
What do you like about Creode so far? – The people of Creode, of course! A team of highly skilled individuals, in a very friendly co-working environment. What else could you ask for? Everyone has been really nice since day one. From the design team to marketing and dev team, everyone is keen to help you no matter how busy they might be at the moment.