Georgios Papanikolaou

Senior Full Stack Developer

..and passionate music producer using Reason

Georgios Papanikolaou

I create practical solutions for business and marketing challenges that organisations might face with attention to detail, structured semantics, well structured codebase and excellent at client support. I am an observative individual that communicates in practical, simple and straightforward ways to ensure that all the technicalities of a project are properly understood. I seek synergy and collaboration with daily standup meetings or weekly meetings as a fundamental quality for the teams I might lead or join. I can help startups and agencies solve technical challenges with an array of skills ranging from proposing cloud architecture down to single lines of code. I believe that learning is a lifetime process that never ends.

Clients I have worked with in random order:
Thomson Reuters, OpenCog Foundation, American Express, Taylor Guitars, Value Partners, Kellogg-HKUST , Sunlife Insurance, Phillip Morris International, HKTB, UBS, World-Ventures, Nutricia, Polaroid, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Stand-Out Skills:
– Skilful developing MVC Back-End Structures and custom REST APIs (Laravel)
– Skilful at Front-End Responsive Development with Gulp/Grunt automations.
– Attlasian skills include spinning of new projects in JIRA, handling user rights, KanBan and sprint boards, checking burning rates, creating swim-lanes, columns, using the JQL language. Spinning of spaces at Confluence, creating functional spec. documentation.
– Skilful understanding, designing and delivering internal systems for automating certain corporate internal tasks.
– DevOps Skills include handling AWS, Azure, Alibaba Cloud, Linode, Digital Ocean.
– Database Experience: MYSQL, ElasticSearch, MongoDB.
– SendGrid Experience: Connecting REST with Laravel Sites, Retrieving and merging templates with custom CMS systems, Importing Contacts, Sending Campaigns, Reporting statistics.
– Very good building with Drupal8, Drupal7, CraftCMS3 Front-End and Back-End.
– Skilful building ReactJS websites.
– Involved in HR process, creating HR tests, interviewing, coordinating resources, guiding new members.
– Skilful at connecting services and APIs throughout an application to cover CRM and other data needs
– Skilful at building Chatbots (DialogFlow) with custom integrations (Google Vision)
– Captivating story teller using various media formats (3D ThreeJS interactive applications, Video Format, YouTube etc)
– Friendly and helpful in customer support with quick response times.
– Honest and direct personality

CMS Systems:
– CraftCMS3
– Drupal7/8
– Kentico
– Prismic.io
– Custom Build In-house CMS systems
– WordPress
– Magento

Programming Languages
– PHP
– Javascript / Typescript
– NodeJs
– Ruby

BackEnd Frameworks
– Laravel
– Ruby on Rails
– Express.io

Databases
– MYSQL
– MongoDB
– ElasticSearch

Javascript Libraries
– ReactJS
– AngularJS
– ThreeJS
– ScrollMagic
– JQuery
– Gulp / Grunt

Project Management:
– Functional document specifications preparation
– Coordination with design teams
– Attlasian skills include spinning of new projects in JIRA, handling user rights, KanBan and sprint boards, checking burning rates, creating swim-lanes, columns, using the JQL language. Spinning of spaces at Confluence, creating functional spec. documentation.

Cloud Hosting Skills
– AWS including EC2, RDS, Route 53
– Azure Services
– Alibaba Cloud

Server Setup Skills
– NGINX
– Apache
– Docker, Docker-compose
– Custom Docker builds

Security
– Detectify
– Fortify on Demand

Creative Skills
– Adobe Experience
– Adobe Photoshop
– Sketch
– Adobe Premiere
– Adobe After Effects

Hobbies
– Music production using Reason

It’s rare that you come across standout talent like George. As a UI UX designer, I had the pleasure of working with George at Alchemy Asia, collaborating on digital projects. I was wow-ed by his ability to handle my request on some of my experimental designs —effortlessly. We always discuss and sort out solutions smoothly to make impossible possible. He is patient, creative and with a skill to think critically. Any individuals/company would be lucky to have George as a developer

Janice Chan,Brand Designer at Gensler

I had the pleasure of working with George during my time at Alchemy. George and I worked closely from project to project and he had given the most professional support with his expertise in the digital area.

George is a successful risk-taker, not only performed in our company’s but also in his own projects and start up such as ‘skoumas.com’ and ‘shareapaint’. Highly appreciate his passion towards the digital world and we shared quite a lot of insights together.

As a creative digital developer who possesses a can-do attitude, George is a pleasure to work with. I recommend him for any organization that chooses to take benefit from his diverse skills.

Kimi Poon,Account Executive

It’s rare that you come across standout talent like George. As a UI UX designer, I had the pleasure of working with George at Alchemy Asia, collaborating on digital projects. I was wow-ed by his ability to handle my request on some of my experimental designs —effortlessly. We always discuss and sort out solutions smoothly to make impossible possible. He is patient, creative and with a skill to think critically. Any individuals/company would be lucky to have George as a developer.

Janice Chan,Designer, AlchemyAsia

It was a pleasure working with George who has a strong “Can do” attitude. I’m not the right person to judge and talk about his technical expertise, but he has definitely changed something seems impossible to possible.

His passion in digital keeps him improve and motivate in every way everyday. He is eager to learn, is a good listener and team player within the company.

Definitely a good asset to any digital driven company!

Eliza Young,Account Director at Alchemy Asia

I have has the pleasure of working with George at Alchemy. George has shown a great aptitude for learning and developing on his skill set. Thrust into a challenging environment as the CTO on multiple high profile projects, which were half complete he not only got up to speed quickly and finished each project on time. He also did so leading a new team and and maintained client relations. Something he hadn’t really much experience with but adapted very quickly. He is very driven to constantly stay up to date with new technology, even in his spare time and also has a creative and design streak, which really adds to the team.
Best of all you will find that projects are generally built way ahead of time with a minimum of fuss.

Sean Hutchinson,Digital Branding

George is diligent in his work and a rare combination of software developer, interface designer, and artist. These talents are sorely needed in Hong Kong and I am confident that George will have an impact on Hong Kong’s development and start-up scene.

Gino Yu,PHD, Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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