Say hello to George!October 9th, 2017
Another new recruit to the Mapmechanics team…
Please welcome the latest GIS genius to join us on our quest – Mr George Argyropoulos.
Born and raised in Athens, Greece, George is a self-confessed technology and GIS geek.
Having gained a BSc in Geology and Geography (and a wife) at Athen’s Kapodistrian University, he came to the UK in 2012 to become a research associate for the University of Brighton, and from there an illustrious career in the GIS industry bloomed.
His journey now brings him to Mapmechanics, where he will be working in Geo Solutions under the command of Mr Ian Abbott.
We’re very happy to have him on board.
Over to you George…
Hey George, how are you finding everything so far?
I am really impressed. Great people and an awesome environment!
Why did you join Mapmechanics?
I wanted to evolve professionally within the GIS sector, and what better way than through Mapmechanics.
What got you into GIS?
My passion for geography, data analysis and computers.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A basketball player! Actually, I was playing semi-professionally in Greece for a couple of years, but then I heard the calling of GIS.
What was your first job?
My first proper job was as a GIS Analyst for a sports consultancy firm in west London.
What’s the worst job you ever had (naming no names)?
I didn’t have one really. I guess I am lucky.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My iPhone’s alarm sound!
What’s life like outside of work?
Fun, geeky and adventurous. Its great living in London.
What would your last meal be?
Greek souvlaki and Greek salad.
What’s your proudest moment in life so far?
The day I completed my studies, and when I got my first job in GIS (My 2 proudest moments).
What’s your best piece of advice?
“You always get what you ask for.”
What’s the best ‘little-known’ fact you know?
The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
Can you tell us a joke? Please keep it clean, the boss is reading.
“What do skeletons say before eating? Bone Appétit!”
What was the last film you saw?
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’.
What was the last book you read?
‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown.
What’s your favourite song?
It’s a long list but if I had to choose one I would go for Foo Fighters – ‘Everlong’.
If you could time travel, where would you go first?
London in 2200.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Even more involved in the GIS sector.
Thanks George, and welcome to Mapmechanics.
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