Having studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Andreas Hatzifotis has always had a small suspicion that he may had fallen into the magic potion of megapixels when we was a little boy: from day one of his career, he has been relentlessly pursuing the next fresh idea, always experimenting on new formulas and using cutting-edge, innovative tools.
Ingeniously combined with commitment and professionalism, his talent has enhanced and furthered his ability to generate code in every possible programming language (PHP, Python, Java and C++ being mere samples). Throughout the years, he has managed a wide variety of project teams to which he contributed from a wide variety of positions as well: front and back-end developer, architect, software engineer, technical advisor, lead engineer, even designer in some cases – and of course, Head of Technology, the role that he now holds at Interweave.
Having lots of national, European and global awards in his résumé (such as Awwwards, FWA, CSS Design Awards, The Lovie Awards etc), Andreas is proud of several projects that he has worked on, among which the information system LYSIAS I.S. that he created in its totality for the legal department of EYDAP (2009-2012). Other clients include SEAT, Vodafone, Minerva, Horio, METAXA and the European Parliament. Through his own personal initiative, Andreas has also initiated or contributed to a number of startups, including Smoky Pixel, Exit Bee and Harvantics, a social media monitoring tool.
The very rare moments that he doesn’t think of coding, he likes exploring beauty with his snowboard plank, relaxing through cooking or playing poker– even as his friends wonder whether there’s a chance that his future children won’t turn out to be teeny-tiny computers whose native tongue is COW programming language!
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.