My real name is Panayotis Kouvarakis and I was born 37 years ago in Athens, Greece. Ten years later I wrote my first computer program on a TI-57 when my father upgraded to the TI-59 (for those of you who remember it). I've been hooked ever since.
I finished my studies as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Patras and have since been working as a software engineer, now mostly in ASP.NET. When I don't code, I like to take photos and bake cakes and cookies.
By the end of 2007 I was sick of all the clumsy and buggy TV Card software and started looking for some real media center / PVR application. I had tried a lot of software (free and comercial) when I came across MediaPortal. Since then I never looked back. It had almost everything I wanted, and what it didn't have, I could add it. That's how it all started. Soon I began to code small patches and bugfixes, and recently I was invited to join the developers team. I naturally accepted and hope to help make this great project even better.