Welcome to my website. My full name is Apostolis Daniel Apostolidis. Most people know me as Toli.
I’m currently working as a Head of Engineering Practice specialising in everything DevOps and Observability at cinch, Manchester, UK.
💻 Software Engineering
I love discovering what good, contemporary Engineering Practices look like. I have spent a decade as a Software Engineer, working across many software paradigms, stacks, and industries. I have since discovered the power of empowering teams and organisations working together.
🗺️ Tech in the Community
I have a passion for learning; sharing what I’ve learned with friends and the community in general. You might come across my talks at Conferences or Meetups or on podcasts.
If you are interested in inviting me for a talk or a podcast, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past, I was a co-host of Behind The Buzzword meetup in Manchester, UK.
I studied what I loved since a kid - Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Physics. Spent 4 amazing years learning about so many amazing fields of Mathematics in Patra, Greece. Spent my final year at University, undertaking an MSc in Mathematical Sciences at Durham University, UK.
I spent most of my life playing basketball at an elite level as a junior and semi-professionally thereafter. I coached U16s for a few years in Nottingham, UK.
⬅️ Political Debates
I’m actively involved in a local DSC of DIEM25. Fostering and advocating debates about Europe.
I’m also part of a transnational Greek thematic team exploring the phenomenon of Brain Drain in Greece and Southern Europe in general. For Greek speakers, we’ve started a Brain Drain podcast.