I am called George Papanikolaou also known as “skoumas”. I am an IT Software Engineer graduate specializing in front-end and back end web development and I am a video specialist holding a large set of skills in the audio visual media production. I have worked in Athens, Amsterdam and Hong Kong and I count two TEDx speeches so far. As for my hobbies I write, direct and act upon entertainment videos, many of them have gone viral or awarded.
Through pushing myself to the limits again and again in tough environments such as Hong Kong and Amsterdam I learnt to push my skills to the limit to produce high quality products for my personal projects and for my clients. And as technology always keeps moving: I keep on moving, learning and exploring new ideas, technologies and tools.
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with George as a speaker for our TEDxHongKongEd in 2014. George is full of passion, takes his interests and engagements seriously and certainly committed himself to delivering a great TEDx talk. The slides he prepared for his talk were clean, relevant and attractive and I'm confident that they reflected his eye for design and context. Super nice guy..
George is a digital artist with original ideas and a unique sense of humor. He impressed us with his work that combined comedy and music and we awarded him first place in our annual Comedy Talent competition. The result was a collaboration on a variety of comedy videos for ComedyLab.gr, the most popular youtube channel in Greece. He is inventive, original and manages to create results far superior to the limited resources he has to work with.
I like words. I like thoughts. I like sharing. This is why many times I choose to externalize my internal world with public speeches like the ones below. Check them out.
Reality consists of various elements. It is the control of these elements that can create and define the overall reality we are living around us. In the digital era we are living understanding how digital media works and controlling those in detail can start changing the shape of our world around us.
Kung Fu means hard work. And its concept can travel outside the boundaries of martial arts. They way we learn and progress and the way we teach computers to learn for us is fundamentally under the same concept. The driving force of hard work, try harder even if you fail concept, is a universal idea that is presented here.
When I am not doing all the above I am making some entertainment videos to relax and many times they go viral. What the next song would be?