Michael Schinis

Michael is the Mobile Lead at and an Ambassador at Algolia. He is a hackathon veteran, huge startup fan and a photography enthusiast. During his spare time, he wears his opensourcerer hat and actively works on, amongst other things, EmberJS documentation, popular open source projects and his own side projects.

He mainly works with Swift, SwiftUI, React and EmberJS during his working hours but outside work he uses NodeJS and continuously explores new avenues and new programming patterns. He uses photography as his main source of relaxation and exploration of his creativity.


Maria Terzi

Maria holds a PhD in machine learning and semantics from Lancaster University. She is a proud winner of two Google/RSA hackathons. She was a finalist Woman Techmaker Scholar in 2017 and has worked at Google as a Software Engineering Intern. She currently CEO/CoFounder of Malloc (raised $2 million from Y Combinator and other investors).


Valentinos Papasavva

Valentinos Papasavvas studied Computer Science in Crete/Heraklion and did a Master in Database Professional in Sheffield. He worked for 5 years as a Web Developer in the UK at a small Digital Agency company which was a growth experience for him / where he gradually developed his experience. He also worked in one of the biggest online retailers of short dated and residual stock food and drinks by creating and optimizing the internal web application that was responsible for order packing and picking. He attended three Hackathons and won attwo of them in the categories of the Best Company Award and Best use of beacons challenge. He is the creator of Hack Cyprus Slack and part of the Hack Cyprus board. He currently works as Head of Engineering at Intergo Telecom.


Andreas Lefkatis

Andreas leads DevOps engineering at Hellenic Bank, utilizing his extensive software development background and proficiency in cloud technologies and mobile development. With a strong dedication to improving operational efficiency, he specializes in creating seamless automations and deployment strategies, aiming for enhanced performance and scalability.

Additionally, he co-founded GDG Cyprus, organizes events at Hack Cyprus, and hosts the Hack Cyprus Podcast, fostering the local tech community and sharing valuable insights on the latest tech trends and innovations.


Michalis Kakkouras

Michalis is a Digital designer at KIOS Research and Innovation Center at University of Cyprus. He is responsible for creating a 3D visualisation of Virtual City including mapping and texturing with Unity
along with creating artwork required for web, motion graphics, flyers, banners and more.