Gil Palikaras

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About Me

I'm a programmer specialized in the fields of web development (server-side and client-side) and mobile development.

Before joining Investing.com, I worked for Mars Media Group, specialized in website and affiliate marketing systems and working as a freelancer WordPress developer.

I am proficient in PHP5 with CodeIgniter, while also experienced in client-side technologies with Javascript including HTML5, jQuery and AngularJS.

I have a BSc degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences in Greece.

Experience

Web Programmer

Yukon Software Services Ltd
Since May 2015
  • Development of back-end and front-end operations for the financial portal Investing.com, the company's internal websites and developing solutions for connections with external APIs, and handling high traffic
  • Development of website investing-deals.com. It serves as a connection page to investing.com that includes links to its most important content and selected brokers.
  • Development of website investingaffiliate.com with custom PHP MVC framework

Web Programmer

Mars Technologies Ltd
February 2012 to December 2014
  • Development of affiliate marketing scripts
  • Integration of the API affiliate networks use into a web platform to connect them with advertisers and publishers
  • Maintenance of technical documentation
  • Website Development

Owner & Full Stack Developer

All Toner Palicaras
Since December 2011
  • Design and development of corporate website
  • Development of front-end and back-end functions, search engine optimization and providing technical maintenance up to this date

Web developer / Administrator

Eponymous Network
June 2011 to October 2011
  • Coordinating and participating in the development of web site named Eponymous Network (still in beta phase in the time I was working there)
  • Setting up search engine optimization

Web Developer

Philoxenos Web Hosting Services Ltd
July 2008 to April 2010
  • Web developer as an external associate on various projects

Network Administrator

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
April 2009 to June 2009
  • Professor’s assistant in the laboratory department of Microcomputer Development and CAD / CAM
  • Maintenance of the laboratory network, (Windows XP clients with a Windows 2000 server) and providing software and hardware support to server and clients

Computer repair technician

PC Systems Co
October 2008 to March 2009
  • Maintenance and repair of personal computers, laptops and screen displays

Skills

  • HTML5/CSS3, XML and JSON, Bootstrap,
  • Javascipt: jQuery and AngularJS
  • PHP5: CodeIgniter and YII
  • Website Development with WordPress
  • Server System: Apache in Linux.
  • Experience working with IDE software: PHPEd, Google Web Designer, DreamWeaver, Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Studio.
  • SQL and NoSQL data bases, proficient in MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Experience working in QA
  • Proficient in MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications, MS-Visio incl.
  • C#.NET
  • Java
  • English: Certificate in Advanced English from University of Cambridge, 2006
  • Greek: Native speaker
  • Hebrew: Highly Proficient

Education

Technion Certified Mobile App Developer

Technion - Division of Continuing Education and External Studies
October 2016 to May 2017

Development of mobile applications for Android and iOS using Java and Swift

Bachelor's degree, Computer Systems Engineering

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences
March 2006 to May 2011

*Graduated with GPA 6.65/10 (Top 35% of graduates)
*Thesis title: Simulation of telemetry system that transmits data through GPRS to a remote server
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*Dissertation Grade: 10/10

Interests

  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest technological advances
  • Camping
  • Cycling