#CodeWeek

Ambassadors

Stamatis Papadakis

Dr. Stamatios Papadakis has been a postdoctoral researcher in Educational Technology, with emphasis on mobile learning, at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete, Greece since 2016. He has graduated from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. In 2006 he completed a Master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Pre-school Education and Educational Design at the University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece at the School of Humanities, Department of Pre-school Education. In 2016, he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Crete, Department of Education in Rethymnon, Greece. He has worked as an adjunct Lecturer in Education teaching Didactics in Programming (2017-2018) at the Department of Computer Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Crete, Greece. Since 2017 h worked as an adjunct Lecturer in Education teaching Informatics (2017-2018) at the Department of Preschool Education, School of Education, University of Crete, Greece. His scientific and research interests include the study of mobile learning, especially on the use of smart mobile devices and their accompanying mobile applications (apps) in the use of Preschool and Primary Education, focusing on the development of Computational Thinking and students’ understanding of numbers. Furthermore, his research interests also include ICT in education, novice programming environments, and teaching of programming in Primary and Secondary Education (novice programmers). Languages: English (fluent), German. Online identities: ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stamatios_Papadakis Academia: https://independent.academia.edu/PapadakisStamatis Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=e3vLZegAAAAJ&hl=en ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3184-1147 Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/stamatios-papadakis/ Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57038471800 Dplp: https://dblp.org/pers/hd/p/Papadakis:Stamatis Web of Science: S-1483-2016 Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1222774/stamatis-papadakis/metrics/ Research website: http://moeads.edc.uoc.gr/

Lia [Theodouli] Terzidou

CS teacher, Immersive Learning Developer and PhD Candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Computer Science Department. President of the Greek Computer Society-Northern Greece Chapter and Member of the Organizing Committee for the Greek National Competition in Informatics for Students, whose winners represent Greece at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). I am an advocate of teaching young people coding, which led me to found the "CoderDojo Thessaloniki", running free and fun Coding clubs for young people. Also, advocate and instructor at Google CS-First. Strong believer that Coding gives Kids a Superpower!

Spyros Blatsios

Spyros Blatsios is a Physics and Informatics teacher. Since 2002, he works at Platon Schools, Katerini, Greece. Currently he is the Head of the European Projects & Lifelong Learning Department. He has participated in many EU funded educational research projects such as SOCRATES/COMENIUS/MINERVA/FP7/ERASMUS+, and he's been engaged in educational robotics with publications since 2005. Spyros received his Bachelor of Science in Physics at Aristotle University, Greece and a Masters of Science in Information Technology at Hellenic Open University, Greece. He is currently a PhD candidate in Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia.

Anastasios Theodoropoulos

Informatics teacher in Greek Secondary Education and Postdoc in Computer Science Education. Firm believer of Game-Based Learning and kids' coding. Feeling enthusiastic that education shifts towards Code Literacy.