Christos Despotakis

Software Architect and Engineer

About Me

Christos Despotakis is a freelancer video game designer, developer, and software engineer. He obtained his BCompSc from University of Crete, Computer Science Department and he has also studied Geology and Mathematics at the Univercity of Athens. He is awarded an undergraduate scholarship from ICS-FORTH for his Diploma work on Interactive Educative Game for the Ambient Intelligence Lab (AmI).

He is most skilled in: C/C++ and Eating Pizza.

Experience

Self Employed

IT Consultant

January 2015 - Present

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Offers technical consultation to both home customers and small businesses about their computer infrustracture and how to take advantages of new technologies.

Self Employed

Game Designer & Developer

January 2015 - Present

"Sanguis, libido et pulvis fata"

Currently working on independent game designs and is part of the modding community for several games, while searching for a career opportunity in the video games industry.

L'Officiel Hellas Laskaris Fashion Media

IT Manager

March 2014 - September 2014

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Responsible for the design, development and support of the IT infrastructure for the publisher of the Hellenic branch of “L’Officiel” brand.

Evaluated the needs of the publishing house and implemented modular and expansion-ready solutions for the administrative, commercial and creative branch.

Researched new technologies and calculated future needs to achieve accurate capacity planning.

Negotiated hardware and software purchases and maintenance contracts.

Deployed e-mail and collaboration platform and integrated it with the chosen CRM.

Created and implemented disaster prevention and recovery plans and procedures for the business critical data and applications.

401 Army General Hospital of Athens

Medical Secretary and Support

October 2012 - February 2013

"ΤΗ ΤΟΥ ΙΗΤΡΟΥ ΕΠΙΕΙΚΕΙΗ ΕΥΔΟΚΕΟΝΤΕΣ"

Offered secretarial support to the doctors of the 2nd Orthopedic Clinic. Co-developed the patients’ database and discharge note platform of the clinic and offered support for the national electronic prescription system.

Worked with military grade protocols and sub-systems that ensure the classification of the medical file of each patient.

ICS-FORTH

Computer Programmer

June 2010 - September 2011

The Institute of Computer Science has had a relatively long history and recognised tradition, since its establishment in 1983, in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, providing services, and playing a leading role in Greece and internationally, in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies.

Researched, designed and developed the build tree view extension component for Sparrow IDE.

Designed and developed code examples and test cases for the Delta language.

Also, was one of the designers and developers of an Interactive Educative Game for the Ambient Intelligence Programme (AmI), a prototype of a multi user, multi ensemble video board game, played in an ambient intelligence room using augmented reality.

University of Crete MIS

Junior System Administrator

January 2006 - August 2006

“Managment Information Systems in each enterprise of the private sector or institution of the public sector constitutes the backbone of organisation and well ordered operations”

In charge of the deployment of the current MI system and the migration of the administrative network into the new platform.

Offered user support as well as server maintenance and administration (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Linux).

Education

University of Crete, Computer Science Dept.

BSc Computer Science

2005 - 2013

The University of Crete is a young and dynamic academic institution committed to excellence in research & teaching. The University was established in 1973 and accepted its first students in 1977-78.

During his time at UoC he studied Multimedia & Video Games, Computer Graphics, Software Designing, Software Development, Computer Architecture, Data Structures & Data Bases, and Mathematics among other subject.

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Geology and Geoenviroment Dept.

2001 - 2005

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

During his time at UoA he studied Economic Geology & Geochemistry, Climatology, Historical Geology & Paleontology, Geophysics, Mineralogy & Petrology, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing, Seismology, and Tectonics & Geological Mapping among other subject.

National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mathematics Dept.

2000 - 2001

The idea of establishing a University in Greece emerged alongside with the Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, officially founded in April 14th, 1837, is the first University not only of Greece but both the Balkan peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

A Little More About Me

Alongside his interests in software engineering some of his other interests and hobbies are:

  • Pen & Paper Role Playing Games
  • Video Games
  • Cycling