about

My name is Stathis Goudoulakis and I'm a web development consultant based in the UK. I work with startups to help them build their products, as well as with established companies to design and build software solutions that streamline and automate their processes to save time, increase profits, or achieve any other important business goals.

On a more technical side, I specialise in software and database design; my latest passion is to design and implement RESTful web APIs. When a more hands-on approach is required, I'm comfortable leading a team of developers as well as acting as a senior developer, depending on the needs of the project. Coding-wise, I prefer working with PHP (my framework of choice is Laravel), and JavaScript.

And in case you are interested, my academic profile -which includes an MSc in Web Computing and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence- is available here.

I'm always interested in new exciting projects, so if you're thinking of working on one, contact me. I'm flexible in the way that I work and even if I can't help, I might know someone who can.

projects

Below you can find a mixture of some of my side-projects and a few of the client projects. However, there are quite a few projects that I've worked on but cannot talk about due to non-disclosure agreements. I can only share a short description of some of these projects, which include:

- The software and database design and implementation of a set of web applications and REST APIs for a leading finance group in the UK. During the course of this project, I've also had some project management responsibilities.

- The software and database design and implementation of an HTML5 browser game for a UK-based startup operating in the FinTech realm.

- The database design and system implementation of a time tracking and project management tool for internal use in a major UK-based digital agency.

equilibrium

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Equilibrium a monthly newsletter including hand-picked content mostly about (web) development and design, startup-related articles, and more.

burnmind

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  • #wordpress

Burnmind is the place where I publish web development tutorials, along with articles on several topics that I'm interested in.

pricealert

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  • #mysql
  • #codeigniter
  • #laravel

PriceAlert is a service that provides price tracking and price history charts for some of the most popular e-commerce stores operating in Greece. read more

zuckr

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  • #codeigniter

Zuckr is a gaming portal, specialising in free mmo games.

mousikos

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  • #mysql
  • #codeigniter

Mousikos.com is a Greek startup focused on musicians. Musicians are able to create profiles showcasing their CV and portfolio, so they can be spotted for work and collaboration opportunities. People who search for musicians can use a tag-based search system to find them. read more

cretevents

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Cretevents.gr provides information about any kind of culturar events happen in the island of Crete, in Greece.

oshelp

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  • #bootstrap
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OSHelp provides a platform that helps creators of open source projects finding contributors for them.

stuffabouts

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Stuffabouts is a web application which provides a free and easy way to keep track of your stuff. read more

my last day on earth

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My last day on earth is a social experiment, where visitors are being asked, "What would you do if it was your last day on earth?" read more

open source

password-less login

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  • #pdo

It is a PHP implementation of a password-less login system. When a user enters an email address, the system generates a URL containing a unique login code, and sends it to the user via email. When the login URL is clicked, the system verifies the validity of the code to determine if the user will be allowed to log in or not.

blindify

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  • #jquery
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Blindify is a jQuery plugin which creates a slideshow featuring a blinds effect transitioning (either vertical or horizontal) between a list of images.

how old am I

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  • #mysql

How Old Am I is a plugin for WordPress, which calculates and displays ages in several formats, giving you up-to-date detailed age information which can be added on your posts and pages, without having to constantly update them.

hello in all languages

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  • #mysql

Hello In All Languages is a WordPress plugin, which displays a "hello" word translated to the official language of the country the visitor's IP belongs to.

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