George Hatzopoulos started Stonewave in 2010, having previously worked for British and Greek companies as a Web Developer. Due to Stonewave’s commitment to Research & Development, Stonewave has managed to acquire a multi-skilled customer base with different needs in Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Cyprus, United States and the Emirates (Dubai).
Stonewave has 4 departments – Company Profile / Micro Applications, E-Commerce, Mobile Apps, and Custom Software Platforms. In 2018, two team members (Kostas Pappas and Stamatis Konstandaras) evolved as Chief of E-Commerce and Head of Websites and Applications.
Stonewave has an international clientele (Calzedonia, Adidas, Universal Group, PAOK, NAS, INTRAKAT, Kathimerini, MLS, Agnotis, 1Clique Systems). Stonewave is also a shareholder in other Startups (Aloyalo, Mojestik, DailyChef). Stonewave has been awarded with Code & Design Awards (Awwwards, FW), EVGE Awards, Business Techniques Awards (Estia Awards), METLIFE Dubai Int’l Fintech Contest 2017. Stonewave participated in the 83rd TIF as part of Digital Greece.
Reflective of his multi-faceted educational background which includes a Diploma in Graphic Design, a Bachelors in Performing Arts, Masters in Theatre Direction, and a Ph.D. in Communication & Media Studies, Maziar plays a hybrid role in Artbees, creating a natural synergy between Artbees’ marketing, product design and overall strategy.
Artbees is a theme development company behind the popular WordPress theme Jupiter X and a member of Envato Wall of Fame. Jupiter X has 100000+ users from around the globe.
Nikos Giannopoulos lives and works in Corfu and is a graduate of the Polytechnic School of Informatics & Telecommunications of the University of Western Macedonia (2007-2013). From 2012 to 2015 he worked as a full stack web developer while at the same time as a freelancer he developed his techniques in Product Design & Development, User & Customer Experience. Since 2015 to today he has been involved in the creation and founding of the brands Konnect, Motivar, Wibee with a total of more than 200 customers in Greece and abroad.
Participation in conferences and exhibitions:
- 2012 participation and award at the Industrial Informatics Festival in Kavala, entitled «Remote control of household greenhouses with environmental sensors».
- 2016 speaker at WordCamp Athens on ‘WordPress for Offline PhoneGap Hybrid Mobile Application with Geo Sniffing’.
- 2017 workshop at the Ionian University of Corfu, entitled «From Problem to Solution: Modern Digital Applications for Tourism Enterprises» .4. 2018 participation in the Hotel Technology Innovation Show in London with Wibee, being the only Greek software company in the Exhibition.
- 2018 workshop at the 2nd conference «Corfu Tourism AEI Forum 2018» on «Increase revenue for hoteliers, deliver experiences to visitors».
Raffaella creates brands and designs the communication for businesses around the world. She also assists companies in their Italian or English localization. Besides that, studies, teaches, takes pictures, writes, translates and coaches professionals and entrepreneurs on communication and language.
Curious as a cat, mindfulness practitioner, and in love with diversities, collects books, fonts & essential oils. At the moment she lives and works in the Italian countryside, surrounded by flora & fauna, where she cultivates dreams & pushes boundaries. You can see her work at www.raffaellaisidori.com. Online, she is zetaraffix.
He is 26 years old with studies at the Department of Informatics of the University of Athens. He stays in Athens and works in Bracket , in the city center. He has been working as a developer for the past eight years while WordPress entered his life about two years ago. He is passionate about the good code and the challenges that arise and he has to deal with. He has «obsession» with perfection and emphasizes detail. Loves beer (weiss preferentially) and plain coffee. He is willing to help and likes to share his practices with new developers.
Diamantis Kitridis has been specialized in Digital Marketing for the past 17 years. His practical experience and research work includes knowledge on on-line community creation, measurement of campaign effectiveness (ROI), analysis and evaluation of social networking statistics and optimization in online search engines.
He has been distinguished for designing and developing comprehensive strategies for promoting companies, products, public figures and politicians in Social Media. He was an inspirer and creator in some of the first Facebook campaigns in Europe in 2007.
His work includes writing the Social Media Facebook Marketing book, the first comprehensive book on Facebook Marketing in Greek and foreign literature. He has been an academic principal and a PhD researcher in Diploma in Social Media, which is run in collaboration with Citrine Marketing Communication and City University.
Born in Ukraine and came in Greece in age of 14. Change in environment and learning a new language taught her to set goals and try very hard to achieve them.
Nastia completed her studies in Applied IT for Finance & Economics, at 2012, aiming of creating a business of her own, and succeeds in doing so. In 2013 she established website development agency until 2015, where she meets the team from WPMU DEV, and everything changed.
As part of the team, one of the leading companies, she learned that she has a lot of work to go up high, and even more to stay there.
Nastia currently has a position of support Rock Star, at WPMU DEV, and with a great joy will explain to you what this means and how it works properly.
Yiannis is a UI & UX designer and front-end developer for many many years now. He was one the core members of ILG, a part of The Web Standards Project which aimed to promote the global use of standards to ensure an equitable Web. Though a frivolous writer, his articles have been published in books and Web magazines, such as Smashing Magazine.
A rationalist by nature, he remains an avid learner and strives to meet people smarter than him, which between you and me, is not that hard. He controls entropy via typography and colors, tunes and morning running.
He runs an English and a Greek website.
Lena has been working in the wider area of Design since 2009, while in the last two years she has entered the field of education by taking over the coordination of the Web Department at the SAE educational institution in Athens. She is the organizer of Athens Gamification Meetup and a great fan of Interaction Design, with a particular love for anything creative.
Thanos Leontaris is a lawyer-legal consultant based in Thessaloniki, an MBA holder and candidate for LLM in International Law. He is a scientific associate of the University of Nicosia and Global training in the field of digital coin regulation and legal advisor of Blockchain Legal Advisory International based in Cyprus.
Thanos is a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has participated in an educational program at the WIPO Intellectual Property Academy and has been certified as a Data Protection Officer. His field of expertise is providing legal advice to start-ups, personal data legislation, tax law, intellectual property, and the legal issues of the blockchain.
Prior to starting his law career in Thessaloniki, he worked as a telecom consultant, marketing manager for a private college and as a partner of the General Secretary of Public Works. He has participated in training programs of the US State Department, NATO and Montgomery County (Maryland, USA). In his spare time he is a volunteer firefighter and mentor of new businesses for the AMKE People’s Trust in Thessaloniki.
A Software Engineer, part of the PressTigers clan at Nextbridge (Pvt.) Ltd. as a WP Plugin Developer who loves to contribute to opensource projects. A regular core contributor of WordPress since the WP 4.9.3 and contributed to Gutenberg, Postman SMTP, WP Job Manager, created many open source projects in addition to reporting few bugs at Facebook Graph API as a bug hunter.
An active part of the development team of PressTigers who crafted simple plugins like Simple Job Board, Simple Event Planner and Flexy Breadcrumb. Loves to help people on different forums especially on WordPress.org support forum and actively attending the meetings on #forum channel for WordPress Urdu Support Forum.
David works for more than ten years with PHP and WordPress and created his first WordPress site in 2005. As an open source enthusiast, he is a member of the Pluginkollektiv (pluginkollektiv.org) which maintains popular plugins like Antispam Bee. He works for Inpsyde, the biggest WordPress agency in Germany and a WordPress VIP partner. David also published a book about developing plugins in WordPress.
He helps businesses get results by changing the way they use their digital channels. During the last years, he had the great opportunity to work together with 180+ companies in a variety of different business sectors.
He and his team in Social Mind create awesome results by designing and implementing digital strategies that include, but are not limited to, new websites, state of the art e-commerce stores, social media, online advertising campaigns, loyalty software, mobile applications and other tools.
Some of the business sectors he had the chance to work on are:
- super markets
- health care
- beauty and health
- restaurants etc
He is a very ambitious, quick learning and hard working person, with high interest on business administration, new technologies and mathematics. Especially mathematics! He is constantly looking for new opportunities and cooperations.
Maria – Anna Tanagia
Maria-Anna has been publishing since 2001, working in print, broadcast, and online media. Her new great love, copy-writing, came to her life in 2010 along with the financial crisis.
She created the publiSHIT magazine as a case study for her dissertation on Journalism and New Media. This is a magazine in which all readers can be publishers, editors or storytellers. She believes, moreover, firmly that all people have at least one interesting story to tell. The stories that touch her are hosted on her «Huffington Post» blog in Greece, while the stories column has been awarded at the Regional Media Awards.
She has been awarded as Disruptor, meaning one of the 50 «brave-young» entrepreneurs in Northern Greece. For her, communication is the nicest art form and its’ digital version, the strongest possible bet for content creators. As an Adult Trainer in IEK Alpha Journalism Sector, tries to inspire the next generation of professionals to create the right content. As a business associate, she tries to help them bring out all the elements that will inspire the public to connect effectively with them.
Gerasimos has been working on web design since 2001. In 2007 he started working with WordPress and in 2012 he joined the sector of premium WordPress themes as a co-founder of CSSIgniter.com. In his spare time he enjoys the extension / maintenance of his small collection of old (vintage we may say) computers.
Marina Vassilyovska is a full-stack marketer who seriously enjoys working with WordPress and considers it one of the best project in the history of the Internet. She has more than 10 years of digital experience and her background includes working in both corporate environment and within small marketing companies.
Through the years she developed several skills such as SEO, SMM, affiliate and content marketing and in 2018, she left her last position and founded her own digital marketing agency. Marina is also leading the Marketing & Communications team for WordCamp Sofia 2018.
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- IG: @vassilyovska
- Twitter: @vassilyovska
More than 30% of the websites you visit on a daily basis are built with the WordPress open source software, a platform the usage of which is rising constantly, especially in Greece. This is the reason why we organize WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018, a conference about but not exclusive to WordPress.
Be among the WordPress fellowship and carry our precious ring of glory: #WCThess2018
WordCamps hold discussions on various topics: Startups, e-Commerce, and Βlogging are just some of the topics covered at conferences like the one getting prepared at the moment.
Globally, WordCamps are supported by the WordPress Foundation—the official nonprofit organization the purpose of which is the preservation of the openness of WordPress—and this conference is approved and recognized by the Foundation.
A WordCamp is for anyone that works with WordPress, at any level of experience and knowledge, but not only. The conference is addressed to any internet user interested in getting informed on the news around WordPress, including but not limited to:
- Web Developers,
- Web Designers,
- Content Editors,
- Web Editors,
- Social Media Managers
- and many more fields of expertise or professionals.