My name is Iraklis Kyriakidis. I'm a programmer, blogger and technologist. I live at Chania, Creta, Greece and work remotely as a Software Engineer, however this website/blog, its content and opinions are my own. I blog about technology, culture, gadgets, diversity, code, the web, where we're going and where we've been. I'm excited about, community, finance, entrepreneurship and above all, the open web.
You can also email me to ikyriakidis[at]gmail.com.
I hold a bachelor degree from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and a masters degree from Stockholm University, Sweden. Currently I live at Chania in Greece and work remotely as a Software Engineer. Most of the time I am working on back-end services using Microsoft technologies (C#, VB.net, ASP.NET Core, .net Core, WebAPI) but not limiting myself to those and I am also using Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis and whatever tool, language or technology is more appropriate for each use case. I have worked on many websites and services that many people are still using everyday.
I am an early adopter, I opend my first web page using a USRobotics on a dialup connection (9600Kbps). I got my first mobile phone back in 1994!! It was an Ericsson GH 218 I like travelling a lot, especially by car. I like fast cars/motorbikes/ribs, everything that can release my adrenaline. I like the sea, I like swimming, diving, sailing just everything related to sea. I have been hacking hardware and waste time since I was a young kid. I speak English, Swedish(bara lite), Greek and Pontic Greek, originally spoken in the Pontus area on the southern shores of the Black Sea. I like reading, I read a lot, I like learning new stuff. I love technology, and everything related to that. I am fascinated by finance and supporting the FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
My main belief is that “Imagination is more important than knowledge…” - Albert Einstein.
That's me, today. I'll be different tomorrow, hopefully better.
Iraklis is a software engineer who has been working with various technologies the past decades. He is an agile advocate and builds software using clean architecture, TDD, BDD and DDD.