Name: Konstantinos Manos Date Of Birth: 26th September 1978 Nationality: Greek Status: Married with one kid Studies: Computer Science at the University of Piraeus (Grade: 8.05 / 10)Research: PhD in Computer Science at the University of Piraeus (July 2011) Languages: Greek, English (Proficiency), German (Grundstufe)
Since 1999 I have been working to SingularLogic S.A.. I started as junior programmer in the R&D (Research & Development Division). During the first 3 years I was learning different technologies and programming languages, gradually becoming expert in Delphi working with 3-tier application models and complicated distribution systems (File Server Installations over TCP or shared folders using Wise Installation System).
For a year I was moved to the "e-Channel" team to help them with their distribution models and work on their Client Side Agent. It was then that I first came face to face with Internet technologies (JSP & JMS). It was then that I started reading about active server pages, and started creating my first websites.
After the project finished I returned to the R&D and started working on reporting tools, SEn's MIS module and 3-tier conversion techniques. In my free time I tried to create a Knowledge Management Portal to easily share the knowledge between developers inside the company. My job's description was always to read, follow the technology and try to apply it inside the corporate plans.
2006 I joined the army, and coming back on 2007 I am put in charge of the "Internet Services" division. From that point on I started specializing in Web Technologies. Website development (Open Source Solutions Joomla, Drupal, Mambo), Web Services implementation, RSS Feeds, Online Activation systems, Application Web Distribution models etc. At the same time I was using my skills to computerize various internal corporate processes. With that my division was upgraded to "Internet Applications & Infrastructure Development". I was in charge of this division until September 2010. During that time we delivered a series of Web/SaaS applications, including SingularLogic's B2C/B2B Webshop, TaxFriend.gr, singularlogic.eu, ifestos.mnec.gr etc
On October 2010 I decided that it was time I took charge of my professional life, so I left the private sector to become a free-lancer. From then on I co-operate with various companies doing contracted work developing high-end websites and iPhone Applications. For a complete list of the projects I have designed/developed please refer to the "Portfolio" section of this website.
2008 – present : Web Game Development
After 3 years of analysis, design and implementation, I completed a web game development platform which, when fed with the appropriate data, can produce Online Browser Based Strategy Games. The first game that was produced by this engine was launched for beta testing in January 2010 and is called Universe Online (http://www.universe-online.net). The platform is based on PHP, MySQL, AJAX and DHTML.
Although I would not consider myself a Flash game developer, I created the back-end platform for the Flash games Zapper and Batalla Fuerte. I developed a fully customizable quiz game platform, which could communicate via XML with the flash game. This platform was responsible for user registration, game logic and daily or weekly draws through which various prizes were distributed to the players. It communicated with the use of Web Services with AUDIOTEX to allow payment via SMS. The platform also generated various kinds of reporting to allow for better monitoring and adjusting of each game.
I have also created games within Facebook to help promote various products and events in an interactive and viral way (e.g. Schwarzkopf Taft and Intimissimi) Each game uses the Facebook API as a base and jQuery to create the required effects. The games are based on a platform I created that allows for user management, statistic analysis, and provides a basic CMS functionality for the games' content. Furthermore, the aforementioned strategy games development platform has been integrated with the Facebook API to allow “Universe Online” to be played inside Facebook taking advantage of its virality features.
2004 – present : Freelancing (Web Solutions – Infrastructure development)
As a freelancer I have developed (analysis & design / development) various custom solutions based on Internet technologies. This includes solutions that have varied from simple websites (corporate presentation) to complete solutions combining binary application, web services (SOAP), dynamic Websites / Webshops (PHP, MySQL, Joomla, AJAX) and iPhone Applications.
1999 – 2010 : SingularLogic S.A.
Starting as a Junior Programmer in the Research and Development division, I worked with 3-tier application models and complicated distribution systems (File Server Installations over TCP or shared folders using Wise Installation System) in Delphi. I also worked on reporting tools, SEn's MIS module and 3-tier conversion techniques and created a Knowledge Management Portal to easily share knowledge between developers internally.
Later, I managed the Internet Services division and specialized in Web Techologies (Open Source Solutions Joomla, Drupal, Mambo), Web Services implementation (SOAP), RSS Feeds, Online Activation systems, Application Web Distribution models etc. I also computerized various internal corporate processes which lead to the upgrade of my division to Internet Applications and Infrastructure Development. The new division delivered a series of Web/SaaS applications, including SingularLogic's B2C/B2B Webshop, SingularLogic WebHotel, TaxFriend.gr, singularlogic.eu partners' portal, ifestos.mnec.gr
Working on the field of Applied Cognitive Psychology to complete my Ph.D. Thesis, I wrote 16 white papers presented in various International Conferences and published 2 articles in Scientific Journals. For a complete list of my publications check out the research section of this website.