I am Alex, a Software Craftsman/Engineer from Greece based in London. I’ve been programming for more than 8 years since I was 16 years old (Pascal was my first language, but I am not that old). I am passionate about building working and well-crafted software. I am interested in Web, DevOps, Cloud Platforms, and Agile. I believe in Software Craftsmanship and I value the eXtreme Programming practices such as TDD, CI/CD, Pair Programming, Refactoring, etc.
I am very enthusiastic about Agile practices and frameworks that can assist us in being more Agile at work and allow us to achieve business goals as well as maintain psychological health in the work environment, and healthy team dynamics. You will possibly hear me often mention words like DRY, SOLID, YAGNI, simplicity, quick feedback loops, delivering fast - enriching later, mastering tech tools, discussing trade-offs in decision making.
When I am not coding my next project, I enjoy spending my time improving my craft by reading technical books, listening to podcasts, attending local software meetups, occasionally writing a blog post, or learning a new programming language. Outside IT, I am a coffee geek, I love travelling, and practising my boxing skills.
You will probably find me in events like Voxxed Days Athens/Thessaloniki Conference, Software Craftsmanship Conference, and in London software meetups.