Who I Am

Passion & Exploration

As professional Front-end Developer, I enjoy being part of successful productive teams. I am fast learner and can quickly grasp new concepts and ideas. Based on my academic background, I research and develop innovative and creative solutions to problems.

As for my educational background, I have obtained a BSc. in “Digital Systems” (2008) and a M.Sc. in “Technology Education and Digital Systems” (Track: e-Learning) (2010) from the Department of Digital Systems at the University of Piraeus, Greece.

I am co-author of 4 scientific publications (3 book chapters, 1 International Conference Paper). I have received the Best Short Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT 2009, Riga, Latvia (July 2009). The paper titled “ASK – LOST 2.0: A Web – based Tool for Social Tagging of Digital Educational Resources” (co-authored by Alexandros Kalamatianos, Panayiotis Zervas, Demetrios Sampson) presents the ASK – LOST 2.0, an open source web – based application that aims to support the process of social tagging of any type of digital educational resources.

After three years of research experience, I shifted my focus to Front-end development using cutting edge technologies (HTML5, CSS3, LESS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL), tools (Netbeans, Git, Photoshop) and frameworks (Bootstrap, Zurb, KendoUI, easyUI).

Knowing how I can utilise frameworks, everything I do is hand coded, without using front end templating tools. As well a using a great number of out of the box plugins for common components like modals, carousels and tooltips, I have also written many of my own project specific custom scripts. Additionally, I am familiar with well established content management systems to allow complete control of any website, ensuring efficiency, flexibility and usability. My favourites include WordPress and Drupal.

As freelancer, I have gained the experience of working for a large corporation with complex team structures and development environments. The last three years of my life, I have conducted a contract with the IT company European Dynamics, which is one of the healthiest growing companies in Greece.

Skills

HTML (100%)
CSS (100%)
LESS (90%)
jQuery (80%)
PHP (80%)
MySQL (80%)
Git (60%)
Photoshop (90%)
Lightroom (90%)
Drupal (70%)
Wordpress (70%)
Android Development (40%)

Awards

Best Short Paper Award

IEEE International Conference on Advance Learning Technologies
July 2009

A. Kalamatianos, P. Zervas and D. Sampson, “ASK-LOST 2.0: A Tool for Social Tagging of Digital Educational Resources on the Web”, in Proc. of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2009), ISBN: 978-0-7695-3711-5, pp. 157-159, Riga, Latvia, IEEE Computer Society, July 2009

MSc Scholarship

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
June 2009

MSc Scholarship

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
July 2008

Publications

  • P. Zervas, A. Kalamatianos, E. Tsourlidaki, S. Sotiriou and D. Sampson, “A Methodology for Organizing Virtual and Remote Laboratories”, in D. Sampson, D. Ifenthaler, J. M. Spector and P. Isaias, (Eds.), Digital Systems for Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-02263-5, Chapter 15, pp 235-255, September 2014 Book Chapters
  • P. Zervas, A. Kalamatianos and D. Sampson, “A Systematic Analysis of Metadata Application Profiles of Learning Object Repositories in Europe”, in Kinshuk and R. Huang (Eds.), New Developments in Technology Enhanced Learning: Concept, Research and Best Practices, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-38291-8, pp 75-91, June 2014 Book Chapters
  • D. Sampson, P. Zervas and A. Kalamatianos, “ASK-LOST 2.0: A Web-based Tool for Social Tagging Digital Educational Resources in Learning Environments”, in Bebo White, Irwin King and Philip Tsang, (Eds.), Social Media Tools and Platforms in Learning Environments: Present and Future (ISBN 978-3-642-20391-6), Chapter 23, pp. 387-435, Springer, 2011 Book Chapters
  • A. Kalamatianos, P. Zervas and D. Sampson, “ASK-LOST 2.0: A Tool for Social Tagging of Digital Educational Resources on the Web”, in Proc. of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2009), pp. 157-159, Riga, Latvia, IEEE Computer Society (ISBN: 978-0-7695-3711-5), (BEST PAPER AWARD), 15-17, July 2009 (3 Citations) International Conference Papers
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