Dimitrios Pantazis

Dimitrios Pantazis

Your job title?

Code Whisperer

Which languages do you speak?

Greek, English

Which languages do you write?

PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS (in order of preference :P)

Where were you born?

Athens, Greece

What was your first experience with the internet? What year was that?

I was a kid (probably 5 or 6), I can remember how excited my father was that we could download music through a dial-up connection. This should be in 1999 or 2000. Then some years later (i would guess 6) I discovered online gaming and more specifically Dota. My first coding experience was modifying scripts written in VBS that were used by Warcraft 3 bots to moderate channels in battle.net as it was back then.

Where in the world do you like to work? is ideal, but any place with a solid and stable connection will do. If it has a view of the sea it's a bonus!

What led you to work at Saucal?

Being able to work from any place in the world with a great/super friendly team in exciting projects!

What is your favourite activity outside of work?

I like games. Video games and Board games! I also like brainstorming ideas that could potentially make my life easier. I also enjoy some sports, like table tennis, basketball and light running :P

What is your favourite food/beverage?

As the top, I would have to go with a greek "pita giro" or with a medium beef steak.

Favourite quote or song lyrics they live by (or) that best reps you?

"Forget your lust, for the rich man's gold
All that you need, is in your soul"

- "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Most interesting story or factoid about you?

When I started looking for a job as a developer I had no proof of my knowledge or my skills. I wasn't so confident in them myself, to be honest. I was self-taught, mainly working on anything I liked. So, my only argument was "How about I work for minimum wage for 3 months?" Thankfully, my first employer liked that idea and it turned out really well for both of us!