Dimitrios Chantzis

Informatics Engineer and Web Developer based in Brighton, UK


About


Resume

Professional profile

  • Nine years experience in Back-end and Front-end Web Development, interface design and conceptual work.
  • Formal education in the fields of Computer Science and Design & Digital Media.
  • Reserve military officer (OF-1) with working experience as Director of the I.T. Stuff office at the 88th Military Brigade of Greece.
  • Experience in management.
  • Disciplined and able to work independently using my own initiative as well as collaborate within teams and follow directives.
  • Decisive and self-motivated developer in the areas of Informatics Applications, Digital Design and Graphic Illustration.
  • Illustrator and sketch artist.

Experience

06/2016 - 11/2016
Senior Web Developer
22 Point Six - Burgess Hill, UK
  • Back-End development of new projects.
  • RESTful API development.
  • Development, staging and production server setup.
  • Managing the projects databases.
  • Maintaining the back catalog of the agency's projects.
  • Server maintenance.
  • Managing projects backups on Amazon AWS.
  • Writing documentations and guides.

Technologies:
  • PHP(OOP),
  • Symfony (2 & 3),
  • SQL,
  • MySQL,
  • HTML5,
  • CSS3,
  • javaScript,
  • AJAX,
  • jQuery,
  • OpenCart,
  • Wordpress,
  • XML,
  • JSON,
  • Twig,
  • Git,
  • Vagrant,
  • Digital Ocean,
  • Amazon AWS,
  • MS Azure,
  • YML,
  • Pimple
10/2015 - current
Web Developer
Freelance - Brighton, UK
    Technologies:
    • PHP(OOP),
    • Symfony 3,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • HTML5,
    • CSS3,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • jQuery,
    • Drupal7,
    • Wordpress,
    • XML,
    • JSON,
    • Twig,
    • Git,
    • Vagrant,
    • Digital Ocean,
    • Amazon AWS,
    • Markdown,
    • Jekyll,
    • YAML,
    • Adobe Photoshop
    06/2015 - 11/2015
    Senior Web Developer
    Mosaic Digital - Brighton, UK
    • Organizing and planning the development of new projects, through guidelines to minimize repetition of code.
    • Back-End development of new projects.
    • Managing the projects databases.
    • Responsible for testing and launching projects.
    • Development, staging and production server setup.
    • Maintaining and expanding the Zend-based agency CMS and creating re-usable modules.
    • Part of the core agency team that produced the new agency CMS, based on Drupal7.
    • Creating and expanding Drupal7 modules.
    • Responsible for maintaining the full back catalog of the agency's projects, as well as rebuilding and expanding functionalities.
    • Writing documentations and guides.

    Clients included National Numeracy, NHS (Sussex Partnership), Virtual Gurus, TMA World, London Business School, Close Brothers.

    Technologies:
    • PHP(OOP),
    • Zend,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • HTML5,
    • CSS3,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • jQuery,
    • Drupal7,
    • XML,
    • JSON,
    • Twig,
    • Git,
    • Markdown,
    • Idiorm & Paris
    01/2013 - 06/2015
    Back-end Web Developer
    Mosaic Digital - Brighton, UK
    • Part of a talented multidisciplinary team, working primarily as a Back-end Developer and producing web applications.
    • Maintaining and expanding the Zend-based agency CMS and creating re-usable modules.
    • Responsible for maintaining the full back catalog of the agency's projects, as well as rebuilding and expanding functionalities.
    • Managing the projects databases.
    • Responsible for testing and launching projects.
    • Writing documentations and guides.

    We worked in a variety of different bespoke websites, often in parallel.

    Clients included Brightwave, National Numeracy, British Heart Foundation, Close Brothers, Winterflood, London Business School, GSM Travel, Capital Region USA Scenic Spyways, Tessello, Tysers, Reed & Mackay.

    Technologies:
    • PHP(OOP),
    • Zend,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • HTML5,
    • CSS3,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • jQuery,
    • Drupal7,
    • JSON,
    • Twig,
    • Git,
    • Markdown,
    • Idiorm & Paris
    02/2011 - 06/2012
    Back-end and Front-end Web Developer
    Tera Media - London, UK & Athens, Greece
    • Planning, designing and developing the back-end, front-end structure and code for new projects.

    Responsibilities also included maintaining the agency's old projects.

    Technologies:
    • PHP,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • (X)HTML,
    • CSS,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • mooTools,
    • jQuery,
    • JSON,
    • XML,
    • Drupal6
    05/2011 - 07/2012
    Director of the I.T. Stuff office at the 88th Military Brigade of Greece | Second Lieutenant (OF-1) of the 'Research and Informatics' Military Corps
    Hellenic Army Forces - Greece
    • Lead a small team of IT soldiers, responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure of all the Units and Army Camps under the Brigade.
    • Additional responsibilities included the production and editing of daily, weekly and monthly reports for Secret, Top Secret and Special Handling Top Secret documents and reports.
    • Training new personnel in military technologies.
    • Every calendar month for four 24-hour shifts, served as the Communications Officer of the Brigade, overlooking everything that was concerning the area of the Brigade and reporting to the Brigadier and the Colonels of the Staff Offices.

    Instead of serving as a soldier for the mandatory nine months of national army service, due to education and professional experience in IT, was selected and trained as an Officer and served as a director of a Brigade Stuff office.

    This allowed some free time to continue working by distance as a Web Developer for Tera Media.

    07/2009 - 10/2010
    Back-end and Front-end Web Developer
    Tera Media - London, UK & Athens, Greece
    • Planning, designing and developing the back-end, front-end structure and code for new projects.
    • Responsibilities also included maintaining the agency's old projects.

    Started my first collaboration with Tera Media, three months before studying at the MSc in Design and Digital Media, up until graduation.

    Project responsibilities included tidbit.tv, LivingSpaces and syzy.gy

    Technologies:
    • PHP,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • (X)HTML,
    • CSS,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • mooTools,
    • jQuery,
    • JSON,
    • XML,
    • Drupal6
    09/2008 - 12/2008
    Call center operator
    Vodafone - Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Worked at the customer service section of the call center, specializing on contract connections.

    Undertook role in order to raise funds for the MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

    09/2007 - 06/2008
    Web Development Teacher
    Win.net Digital Education Center - Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Worked as a Web Developer teacher on the basic and advanced practices that were used back in 2007.

    Undertook role in order to raise funds for the MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

    Technologies:
    • XHTML,
    • CSS,
    • Adobe Dreamweaver,
    • Adobe Flash,
    • MS FrontPage
    05/2007 - 06/2008
    Call center operator
    ASANA / ATTACK - Thessaloniki, Greece
    • While studying at the BSc in Computer Sciences, worked as a call center operator for telemarketing sales of books and videos.

    Undertook role in order to raise funds for the MSc at the University of Edinburgh.

    04/2006 - 10/2006
    Web Developer and Designer [BSc Internship]
    Thessaloniki Technological Educational Institute - Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Six month internship, working as a Back-end and Front-end Developer, as well as Web Designer, creating a web application for the administration of proclamations to professors for the Department of Informatics.
    Technologies:
    • JSP,
    • PostgreSQL,
    • JavaScript,
    • (Χ)HTML,
    • CSS,
    • XML
    10/2004 - 06/2005
    ECDL Teacher [Volunteer]
    Association of St. Dimitrios - Thessaloniki, Greece
    • During studying for the BSc in Computer Sciences, spent a year working as a Volunteer ECDL teacher for the MS Office Suite 2003 to gain experience and insight as a teacher.
    Technologies:
    • Word,
    • Excel,
    • PowerPoint,
    • Access,
    • Outlook,
    • FrontPage

    Education

    2011

    School of Research and Informatics Corps

    School of Signal Corps

    School of Reserve Officers

    Hellenic Armed Forces - Athens, Greece
    2009 - 2010

    MSc in Design and Digital Media

    The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, UK
    2002 - 2008

    BSc Informatics Engineer (Computer Sciences)

    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki, Greece

    Technical skills

    PHP(OOP), Java2, C++, Fortran, Assembly, ActionScript 3.0, Prolog
    HTML5, CSS3, SMACSS, SASS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Liquid, YAML, Markdown, JSON
    Symfony (2 & 3), Zend, Pimple
    Drupal 7, Wordpress, Jekyll, OpenCart
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, MS Access
    Vagrant, Cron, cURL
    Apache Server configuration, maintenance, Virtual hosts, SSL Certificates, Vagrant, PuPHPet, Digital Ocean, Amazon AWS
    Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Painter IX, Autodesk SketchbookPro
    Blender, Microstation '95
    Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Windows
    UML

    Languages

    English
    • 5 years living in the UK
    • TOEFL-iBT (Grade: 94/120, March 2009)
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) (Grade: C, December 2001)
    • Cambridge First Certificate in English (Grade: B, December 1997)
    Greek
    • Native Tongue

    Interests

    • Programming, Interface design and graphic design
    • Illustration, sketching, cartooning
    • Sequential storytelling (comics, storyboards)
    • Writing short stories
    • Reading literature (fiction and non-fiction)
    • Listening podcasts and audio-books

    Work

    Mosaic Digital

    01/2013 - 06/2015

    Technologies:
    • PHP,
    • Zend,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • HTML5,
    • CSS3,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • jQuery,
    • Drupal7,
    • XML,
    • JSON,
    • Twig,
    • Git,
    • Markdown,
    • Idiorm & Paris

    Personal / Freelance projects

    2005 - ...

    Technologies:
    • PHP,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • HTML5,
    • CSS3,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • jQuery,
    • Drupal7,
    • XML,
    • JSON,
    • Twig,
    • Git,
    • Markdown,
    • Wordpress,
    • YAML,
    • Liquid,
    • Jekyll
    • "Manji-maru" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Creative Theme (2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for portfolio websites, utilizing Jekyll collections for albums and images.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Supporting parent-child relationships for pages and sub-pages or albums.

      Tag filtering of posts.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts, albums and images.

      Contact form using formspree.io.

      CSS3 & jQuery responsive full-screen image carousel and image lightbox with transitions, controls, navigation buttons and keyboard shortcuts.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Ookami" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Creative Theme (2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for Resume websites / Projects portfolios , utilizing Jekyll collections for resume sections and projects.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Options for single-page or full-page-reload layout.

      Resume sections combining YAML data files and jekyll collections.

      Tag filtering of posts.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts, albums and images.

      Contact form using formspree.io.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Kitsune" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Creative Theme (Early 2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for portfolio websites, utilizing Jekyll collections for albums and images.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts, albums and images.

      Contact form using formspree.io.

      JSON & AJAX driven predictive search functionality with search results page for albums, pages and posts.

      CSS3 & jQuery responsive image carousel and image lightbox with transitions, controls, navigation buttons and keyboard shortcuts.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Art Magazine" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Theme (Early 2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for art/photography magazines, utilizing Jekyll collections for authors and tags.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Masonry grid system for posts

      Category and tag filtering of posts.

      Multiple authors and author filtering of posts.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts.

      Contact form using formspree.io.

      JSON & AJAX driven predictive search functionality with search results page for albums, pages and posts.

      CSS3 & jQuery responsive image carousel and image lightbox with transitions, controls, navigation buttons and keyboard shortcuts.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Masonry,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Oni" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Creative Theme (Early 2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for portfolio websites, utilizing Jekyll collections for image albums.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Onna" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Creative Theme (Early 2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for portfolio websites, utilizing Jekyll collections for image albums and videos.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, posts, RSS and atom feed, sitemap, example pages).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Disqus comments.

      Social media share buttons for posts.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • "Academic paper" | Responsive Multi-Purpose Jekyll Theme (Early 2016)
    • Jekyll theme specifically created for academic papers and books, utilizing a Jekyll collection for chapters.

      Includes a complete Jekyll setup (layouts, collections, config, 404, sitemap, example pages and chapters).

      Mobile and tablet friendly design and development, with 4 breakpoints.

      CSS Grid system, modular and scalable typography with rem units.

      Includes google analytics, themed google maps and google fonts.

      Hero images option for all pages and chapters.

    • Technologies:
      • HTML5,
      • CSS3,
      • Javascript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • Jekyll,
      • Liquid,
      • YAML,
      • Markdown
    • jamesdoe.com V.3 | Portfolio website (Early 2009)
    • A web application for the display of illustrations, sketches and photos.

      The system features a CMS to edit all website content

      This application also demonstrates ways of securing a web application according to the instructions provided by the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) community and carefully designed algorithms.

    • Technologies:
      • PHP,
      • SQL,
      • XHTML,
      • CSS,
      • Javascript,
      • AJAX,
      • Mootools,
      • MySQL,
      • Adobe Photoshop

    Tera Media

    07/2009 - 10/2010, 02/2011 - 06/2012

    Technologies:
    • PHP,
    • SQL,
    • MySQL,
    • (X)HTML,
    • CSS,
    • javaScript,
    • AJAX,
    • mooTools,
    • jQuery,
    • JSON,
    • XML,
    • Drupal 6
    • tidbit.tv (Late 2010)
    • An online story telling tool that allows storytellers combine image/video/audio and text to create their own digital story.

    • Technologies:
      • PHP,
      • XHMTL,
      • MySQL,
      • CSS,
      • JavaScript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • JSON,
      • XML
    • syzy.gy (Late 2009)
    • An online storytelling tool that allows storytellers combine image/video/audio and text to create their own digital story.

    • Technologies:
      • PHP,
      • XHMTL,
      • MySQL,
      • CSS,
      • JavaScript,
      • jQuery,
      • AJAX,
      • JSON,
      • XML

    MSc Design and Digital Media / BSc Computer Sciences

    • Interactive game [Flash] (2009)
    • Semester project participating in the "Interactive Design Media" class for the MSc in Design and Digital Media (2009-2010) at the University of Edinburgh.

      Jigsaw puzzles that, when completed, play the small video relevant to the completed image.

    • Technologies:
      • ActionScript 3.0,
      • Flash
    • Mansion [3D Design] (2004)
    • Semester project participating in the "Computer Graphics" class for the BSc in Computer Sciences.

      The objective was to create in 3D an architectural construction and produce a brief video tour of the rendered design.

    • Technologies:
      • Microstation '95

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    St Aubyns Gardens, Hove, U.K. BN3 2TA