Managing Partner, Darkpony Digital
Yannis is a technology and Internet enthusiast. He first met a computer in the mid 80s and it was love at first sight.
His professional studies include a BSc in Computing Science, an MRes in Advanced Computing amongst others. He has many years of teaching experience at University level on a broad variety of Computing Science subjects that include advanced programming, computer graphics, project architecture, human computer interaction, data structures and algorithms, mathematics, electronic engineering.
In his early years he attended ICBS Business School in Thessaloniki, learning the fundamentals of Marketing and Business Computing. He developed his first personal website in 1992. In 1993, he started an ambitious project on the Greek Internet, the website mp3.gr that was the first music hub for independent artists in Greece and one of the first worldwide. In 2004, we founded Technews.gr, one of the first technology news portals in Greek Web. Later on he co-created and managed iPhoneHellas.gr, TechGear.gr and MacUser.gr.
He is the co-founder and managing partner of Darkpony Digital, a full stack Digital Agency established by a team of passionate people, aiming to provide high quality Internet services.
Yannis is experienced in project management, with a strong background in team leadership, high-end technologies and Internet trends. With many years of teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he can easily pick, train and manage strong candidates for different types of IT projects.
On his narrowly existing free time he likes to take pictures with his dSLR (Pentax K-1) and his iPhone, play the guitar (Yamaha CPX-9) and listen to his vinyls on a Pro-ject turntable. A keen user of Apple's ecosystem and a great fan of Unix and Linux. You guessed right, he is not so fond of Microsoft and Windows although he was a power user of this platform for ages.
Historical gadgets and gizmos: Atari ST (this is where he coded his first lines), GameBoy (Original), Ericsson GA-628, Palm PDA m500, various PCs and Macs, Nintendo Wii, Canon AE-1, Nikon D50.
Key clients: 24Media, Techgear.gr, Makedonia Newspaper, Glow Magazine, IEK DELTA 360, Unilever, MTN Cyprus, Eurimac/Makvel, Galaxy Hellas, Ellinair, Kleemann Lifts, Alpha Estate, KnowCrunch, GoldMall.gr, Lanitis Bros Cyprus, Medochemie, Iacovou Group, e-Pharm.gr, TNO Netherlands, Ricoh/Pentax, Estia Bakery, Pantelis Papadopoulos S.A., GIS Hellas Sedia.
Yannis Elpidis teaches:
- The Website Landing Pages
- The Website & Google Analytics
- The Use of Links & UTMs in Digital Marketing
- The Digital Marketing Monitoring and Evaluation