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BACKGROUND:

My name is Alexios Chronis (people just call me Alex) and I am a recent computer science graduate at Temple University in Philadelphia. I am Greek-American, which means that both my parents are from Greece, but I was born in the United States. Unfortunately, this also means that my family is exactly like the family portrayed in the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." On the other hand, I think I am pretty lucky to have been born in the US, but raised in a traditional Greek upbringing. I have learned to live in a world that is ever changing with culture, tradition, technology, education, and democracy. But, in addition, I have also inherited wisdom, background, and language from my Greek heritage.

 


EDUCATION:


I recently graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's of science in computer science specializing in application programming. Why computer science? Well, I've always had an interest in computers and wanted to learn how to program. The idea of running an application that I wrote really increased my fascination. One of my many career goals is to land a great programming job where my programs could be used to create new and emerging technologies. I am currently trying to learn one programming language at a time while working two jobs, which means I have barely any time for myself, but I keep with it.

 


HOBBIES:


My greatest weakness is my passion for video games. I am soooo addicted to them!! The game type I ultimately prefer would have to be RPGs (Role Playing Games...for those you have no idea what I am talking about). I love how I can control a person on my screen and be able to customize that character or several of them. My most favorite RPG series would have to be the Final Fantasy series by SquareEnix (formerly SquareSoft). These games allow me to place myself in a world outside of my common-day reality. My ultimate dream job would have to be working as a video game designer. Just the idea of creating a character and being able to give that character motion, sound, and personality really pushes me further to learn more. The more I play all types of games, the more I keep asking myself "how would a programmer do that?"