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Marios Isaakidis
Marios Isaakidis
Personal Information
Birthday: {{{birthday}}}
Home: Limassol, Cyprus
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: misaakidis
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail: {{{pmail}}}
GPG-Key: 6D5999D6
IRC: Prometheas on in
#fedora-el #fedora-ambassadors #ubuntucy #ubuntu-gr #ellak
Badges (15)
Let Me Introduce Myself Involvement Ambassador Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Tadpole Embryo Junior Editor Egg Junior Badger (Badger I) Don't Call it a Comeback Froglet Paranoid Panda Origin Tadpole with Legs Adult Frog

About me

My name is Marios Isaakidis. I was born and spent my first years in Thessaloniki, a relaxed city in northern Greece. Currently, I am studying Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology at Cyprus University of Technology. During last summer, I was working as an android developer and was researching how we could use multi-touch surfaces for collaborative learning, ideas mapping and brainstorming at Cyprus Interaction Lab. For my final thesis I am working with the Serval Architecture, questioning if a DHT service resolution system could be useful to it's incremental deployment.

Open Source Software Activities

  • Member of ΕΛΛΑΚ (greek Open Source community) and of campaign OneLaptopPerChild for Greece (do you know about Sugar?)
  • Member of Ubuntucy (Cypriot Linux and open source community)
  • Translator of projects like Limewire, Ubuntu, MeTV, Firefox...
  • Fedora Ambassador of Cyprus
  • Mozilla Rep
  • Open Source Ecology Cyprus

Relative Events

  • [Participated] [Infosystem 2007, 2008 (Thessaloniki, Greece)]
  • [Participated] [Free Software Conference 2009 (Nicosia, Cyprus)]
  • [Co-Organized] [Free Software Conference 2010 (Limassol, Cyprus) (29/04/2010)]
  • [Presented] [Seminars: Introduction to programming and C programming language (Cyprus University of Technology) (October - December 2010)]
  • [Organized] [Fedora 14 Release party + 2 Billion Firefox Downloads (Limassol, Cyprus) (18/11/2010)]
  • [Volunteered, Fedora booth] [FOSDEM 2011 (Brussels, Belgium)]
  • [Presented] [Workshop: "Installing Software in Linux" (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 2011)]
  • [Participated] [THATCamp Cyprus 2011, Proposed Open Source Software as a way to ensure accessibility and universality of information and tehcnological literacy (Limassol, Cyprus) (3-4/9/2011)
  • [Participated] [Campus Party Milenio (Granada, Spain) (12-16/10/2011) Promoted FOSS among campuseros and hosted campushare, an FTP server based on fedora and proftpd)]
  • [Co-Organized, presented Workshop] [Free/Open Source Software Workshop 2011 (reloaded!), (Limassol, Cyprus) (21/10/2011), Presentation $ make install)]
  • [Organized] 11/11/11 Arcade Marathon, with 8bit music, Arcade games and free beers (Limassol, Cyprus) (11/11/2011)]
  • [Participated] [Unlike Us (Limassol, Cyprus) (23/11/2011)]
  • [Volunteered, Fedora booth] [FOSDEM 2012 (Brussels, Belgium)]
  • [Participated] [Hack Cyprus won best hardware hack, building a submarine based on raspberry pi (running fedora ARM!) and controlled by android over wifi (Limassol, Cyprus) (1-2/9/2012)]
  • [Participated] [Open World Forum (Paris, France) (11-13/11/2012)]
  • [Participated] [FUDCon Paris 2012 (Paris, France) (13-15/11/2012)]
  • [Volunteered, Fedora booth] [FOSDEM 2013 (Brussels, Belgium)]
  • [Co-Organized] [Ιnitiative to promote FOSS in municipalities and ministries in Cyprus (Limassol, Cyprus) (22/2/2013)]
  • [Volunteered] [Bank of Commons 4: Alternative Solutions for Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus) (13-14/4/2013)]
  • [Organized] [Space Apps Challenge Limassol (Limassol, Cyprus) (20-21/4/2013)]

Future Activities

  • Join a developing/packaging team
  • Host a FAD event in Cyprus (bidding for FUDCon was proposed on EMEA meeting, but doesn't seem to be the best idea)
  • Help more students of my university contribute and use linux and open source software in general! [it works!]


  • IRC Channels: #fedora-el #fedora-ambassadors #ubuntucy #ellak @ freenode (nickname Prometheas)
  • Email: misaakidis (@)
  • Jabber: (you can also add me to your googletalk account)
  • Twitter: @misaakidis