The dedicated COF training team consists of people who combine their knowledge in the fields of technology, programming and robotics with a passion for teaching children and young people.
If you would like to join the COF trainers team please contact the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS)
Matina Marathefti has a degree in Primary Education (B.Ed), an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management and an MA in Educational Technology, specialised in the utilization and application of code skills in education. She is a robotics and visual programming instructor for students, teachers and parents, with participation in robotics competitions as a judge and as an instructor. She is the founder of Tinker & Code Robotics and a member of the mathisis.org team. She participates in the Coding our Future program, the largest coding skills promotion in Cyprus, since its inception, with the mathisis.org team as co-organizer. At the same time, she participates as a project manager and trainer in Erasmus+ programs and she trains adults in matters of usability and web design, while she also creates digital educational material.
Evikos Tofi holds two academic degrees: Bachelor of Applied Informatics from the University of Macedonia in Greece and Postgraduate (MSc) in E-Business and Innovation from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. He is also certified in Project Management (Prince2 Practitioner) and IT Services Management (ITIL). In addition, he has extensive work experience in the private IT sector as an IT Lead Analyst in various large and complex IT projects worldwide. He also has significant work teaching experience as a teacher of Informatics in the public and private sector in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education. Participates in the Coding Our Future program from 2018.
Kyriakos Iakovou holds a degree in Informatics from the University of Cyprus.He also holds professional titles:Postgraduate Diploma in e-Learning & Blended Learning, Level 7, from Training Qualifications UK.Certificate Train the trainer (Level 5), from the Cyprus Human Resources Development Authority.CTP Certificate - ECDL Certified Trainer Professional from ECDL Cyprus.Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 Training from Lego Education AcademyLego® WeDo 2.0 Training from Lego Education AcademySince 2016 he has been working as a professor of Informatics and Robotics in Private Institutes in Cyprus. He also works in the public sector as a substitute teacher of Informatics in high schools and lyceums. He has also worked as a professor of Informatics in the DRASE programs of the Ministry of Education and as a robotics instructor in the All-Day Schools in Cyprus. As a certified trainer by HRDA he has taught several seminars on computer topics which have been approved by HRDA. He has also worked at Huawei in Cyprus and at the Open University of Cyprus.
Nicolas Souli received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cyprus University of Technology (2016) and his M.Sc. degree in BiomedicalEngineering from Imperial College London (2017).He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineeringat the University of Cyprus. He is also a researcher at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center ofExcellence. His research focus is on the operation of autonomous agents and on telecommunication networks.
She studied at the Department of Information Science & Technology & Telecommunications of the University of Peloponnese with a Master in Computer and Network Security. She works in education for 14 years. She is a certified instructor of ECDL and CISCO IT Essentials. She teaches all levels of ECDL, Programming as well as Robotics. She also prepares students to partipate in the Bebras competition. She is an instructor at TESEK Paralimni.
Kyriakos Avraam holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cyprus. He is a certified robotics instructor from the Robotics Academy of the University of Macedonia at the levels of Lego® WeDo 2.0, Lego® Spike Prime and Lego® EV3. He has also been certified as a Robotics Instructor in the Lego® Spike Essential category by Lego® Education Academy. Since 2020, he has been working as a Robotics instructor in Private Tutoring Centers in Cyprus. He is currently doing a postgraduate course at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction of the University of Cyprus entitled "Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology". At the same time, he has been working since 2020 as a Teacher Assistant at the University of Cyprus, teaching undergraduate students. As a researcher at the University of Cyprus, he was a member of research teams, publishing articles in the world journals "Journal of Applied Polymer Science" and "Materials Science and Engineering". He has been selected to represent the University of Cyprus in a research program conducted at Texas A&M University in America. He is a member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK).
Evdokia studied Informatics at the Higher Technical Institute of Cyprus. She then obtained a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Nicosia, and most recently an MSc in Cybersecurity at the European University. She is a certified ECDL trainer. She has 12 years of teaching experience in private institutes where she teaches all levels of ECDL, programming and robotics. She is a member of the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and the Cyprus Scientific-Technical Chamber (ETEK).
Katerina studied electrical engineering and holds a PhD degree. She was a research scientist at the University of Cyprus for more than ten years. Since 2016 she is a robotics instructor at “Apoplous” Cultural Organization, STEM Education Cyprus and STEAMERS - Youth Board of Cyprus. Her responsibilities include the development of teaching material, teaching robotics to students aged from 5 to 17 and keeping them motivated, preparing students to participate in competitions and promote robotics at festivals and school events. She is a member of CCS.