Nikolaos Platides comes from Yannitsa, Pella and is a graduate of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His involvement with programming started at a very young age. With 10 years of professional experience in software development, he continues to get excited about new technologies and enjoys trying out the latest frameworks and Linux distributions.

In his spare time, he studies historic chess matches and relaxes playing the piano or watching classic noir films. He is passionate about computer keyboards and always looks for a reason to buy a new one.