My name is Tasos Valsamidis. I am a new blogger, passionate about all new things technological. I live in Thessaloniki and my main interests involve software development, diy electronics, soccer and of course my newborn son. I am an Electrical and Computer Engineer with an Msc in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies. I work for CERTH (Center for Research & Technology Hellas), where I am also pursuing my PhD degree in Chemical Engineering.
My work involves the construction and operation of an in-house tomography unit. As such, I am doing some electronics work, some software development and a bit of mechanical design. For the various things that I develop, I use a small mix of python, c++, labview and .net. Hopefully, these will give me something to write about on a regular basis.
My main experience though is in IT. Over the years, I have worked as IT support, software engineer and a freelance developer. I have extensive experience in .net since 2003. I have created software based on Winforms, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF. I have also had a minor spell with PHP and PHP based CMSs like Joomla and MODx.
I am the author of the sharpduino library, which provides a simple way to use an arduino running the firmata firmware using .net
My interests now are Windows Phone 7 development, Arduino for some home automation and WordPress. I am also trying hard to make vim my default text editor.
I hope somewhere between my job and my fatherhood obligations, I will be able to keep a nice and steady stream of posts to help other people. I promise to keep personal posts to a bare minimum and only blog about interesting things for other people too.