./about

Hello. I am Apostolos Kritikos. A Software Engineer and Researcher “made in Greece”. I love drinking coffee, listening to music, reading books / comics and doing the lindy hop (swing dancing).

Open Source Software.

The first time I heard about Open Source was in 2001. But I really started getting a grasp of its true potential and actively working with it in 2005, during the 3rd year of my Bachelor studies in the School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Today (15 years later) Open Source is considered mainstream globally and I couldn’t be more happy. It is the running force of my company, Social Mind, has fueled my academic research and makes my digital life easier every day.

Work.

I started working as a software / web developer circa 2006. Back then developers were considered swiss knives so during the early years of my career I worked on IT support, networks, software / web development and research oriented ICT projects. It was amazing and I learnt tons of stuff about the profession.

In 2011 I founded a two-person software house with the aim of getting bigger contracts. In 2014 our little software house evolved to Social Mind, a web applications and digital marketing agency that is growing ever since. Our services include but are not limited to: Digital Transformation consulting for companies, e-commerce solutions, content marketing, digital marketing and advertising. If you ever need our services, please contact us and we will be happy to help anyway we can.

Research.

After getting my Bachelor’s degree in Informatics, I completed a Master’s degree in Informational Systems. Today I am doing research on a PhD level with the School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the fields of Open Source Software Engineering and Software Resilience. 

Academic Research has been professionally enhancing me with additional skills for nearly a decade now. Analytical thinking, out of the box design, agile methodologies, fact checking mechanisms, test first design approaches are a select few.

See also: Google Scholar, DBLP, ORCID, Research Gate

Support & Voluntary Work.

I am trying to support the following tech, business and / or innovation oriented networks, organizations or charities, either financially or with voluntary work: Open Coffee Club Greece, Archive.org, MyData.org, Mozilla Open Leaders, EUvsVirus.

Speaking & Press.

I was honored to have been invited to talk and to have received some publicity over the years. Here are some selected items.

Speaking.

Open Source Systems Conference 2020.
WordCamp Athens 2017: Challenges in Integrating ERP Systems With WooCommerce E-shops.
re:publica 2017: Open Data in Smart Cities – Enabling Citizens’ Participation.

You can find the whole list featuring both Greek and International speaking engagements here!

Press.

You can find the whole list featuring both Greek and International press here!