Maria Symeonides

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Maria Symeonides
Maria Symeonides
With FWC 1991-2000
Title Director, MISnTED Ltd.
Senior Developer, The Multimedia Factory
Key Project(s) CYBER KIDS
Degree(s) BS Mathematics, BS Art, BS Computer Science
Filed(s) of study Numerical Analysis
Fine Arts
Construction and Programming Language Translation
Code Optimization and Code Generation
University(ies) University of San Francisco
San Francisco City College
Stanford University

Mrs. Maria Symeonides was a founding partner of MISnTED Ltd. and CYBER KIDS. Maria brought a most diverse scientific and professional background in the group. Before she joined Apple, she earned two Bachelor Degrees (a BS in Computer Science and an BA in Mathematics) and an MBA from San Francisco State University, an Associate degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco City College, and many courses and seminars from Stanford University. Maria, being multi-talented, she served in multiple roles and in many ways could be considered as the heart of CYBER KIDS. For example, as Operations Manager she served was the backbone of the company and as Director of MISnTED Ltd she has been instrumental in taking the right decisions. But more importantly, as Senior Scientist of the Research & Development Unit of CYBER Kids and Senior Developer and Member of the Board of The Multimedia Factory she is credited for the great innovations in an award winning curriculum already developed in the 90s. Maria also played major roles in the development of the award winning Cyber Kids Curriculum, and also in the organisation of virtually all Innovation-Technology-Social Progress Fairs and Electronic Art Fairs.

==Positions and Responsibilities--

Year Role Organization Short Description
1991-1998 Managing Director, Financial/Operations Manager MISnTED Ltd, CYBER Kids, Cyprus Division Managing all operations and financials in a fast growing company
1991-1996 Instructor CYBER School of Instructors CYBER Kids
1993-1999 Software Developer The Multimedia Factory Ltd Supporting Senior B students develop their projects into professional software used in the curriculum
1991-1996 Senior Curriculum Developer CYBER Research & Development Unit Developing lesson plans following theKnowledgePacket model


  • TERRA SANTA College, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Instructor Computer Studies/Science students 10th-13th grades
  • 9/1993- 7/95

  • AMERICAN ACADEMY, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Instructor Computer Studies/Science students 10th-12th grades
  • 11/1992-6/1993

  • APPLE COMPUTER INC. Cupertino, California, U.S.A.
  • Compiler Testing and Development(MPW C, MPW/MAX PASCAL)
  • 3/1988-2/1991

  • Lab Administration. Consulting on mains/minis, PC, Macintosh
  • 2/1984-2/1988

  • Statistical Research on College Population
  • 9/1987-2/1988

  • MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE, Modesto, California, U.S.A
  • Teaching Assistant/Tutor, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • 9/1987-2/1988


M.B.A. (Master in Business Administration-Business, Information Systems) JAN. 1988 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

B.S. in COMPUTER SCIENCE--Concentration: Numerical Analysis MAY 1985 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

B.A. in MATHEMATICS. --Concentration: Pure Mathematics AUG. 1985 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

A.A. in COMPUTER SCIENCE JAN. 1983 Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California, U.S.A.

A.F.A. (ASSOCIATE in Fine Arts) 1988-1991 San Francisco City College, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. De Anza College, Cupertino, California, U.S.A.

Seminars Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A. Compiler Construction and Programming Language Translation Code Optimization and Code Generation Summer 1990