A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away… just kidding!
Hi! My name is Oscar, I started coding at 12 while attending middle school, at 18 founded my own software consulting firm and with it advised several domestic and international customers on for their IT needs. In college I studied Computer Science.
A little bit down the road, I became interested in Java and founded JUGsv, El Salvador's first Java User Group, then several Google technologies caught my attention so co-founded El Salvador's first Google Technologies User Group (formerly known as GTUGs, now GDGs) where served as Speaker/Blogger.
I've designed and developed software for prestigious companies and organizations such as DataSoft, Avianca/TACA Airlines, EQUIFAX, ACF Technologies, the Inter-American Development Bank, co-founded and led mobile development at Geopon, a mobile commerce/advertising startup, later I had the opportunity to work at Genome, an award-winning experiential digital agency and startup accelerator where I created iOS and Android MVPs for incubating startups and created web experiences for United Airlines, EXXON & Mobile and Verizon. I've had the chance to work in several countries and cities such as San Salvador, Sao Paulo, Washington DC, Miami and New York.
Today, as Senior Software Engineer at BeenVerified.com I'm in charge of developing, maintaining and improving all BeenVerified's Android apps, including apps from it's sister brands PeopleLooker, NumberGuru and Ownerly. I volunteer organizing GDG San Salvador's meetups (the official Google Developers Group chapter in San Salvador, El Salvador).
As you can see I love to code, love meeting and chatting with people, attending conferences and meetups, participating in hackathons to learn new things and share the little knowledge I have with everyone so it multiplies and benefits the largest amount of people.
When I'm not coding, I enjoy reading, creating new talks to speak at tech events, taking long walks in the outdoors with my awesome dog Duke (yes!, named after the cute Java programming language mascot), playing the occasional video game, practicing biohacking trough nutrition and having a healthy lifestyle, cooking new dishes (#ChefOscar), binging on Netflix, trying new restaurants, building robots, traveling, etc.
Moved to New York, NY.
Adopted Duke the dog.
Co-Founded Geopon, a mobile app startup.
Moved to Miami, FL.
Started working as a Diplomat IT Consultant in Washington, DC.
Moved to the United States.
Android was released. Started learning it as soon as it became available.
Got the first iPhone and immediately realized smartphones were the future. Created my first iOS app.
Became Lead Java Developer and R&D Software Engineer at a digital signage company. Got to create my own linux distro.
Got my first full-time job as Java Developer (kept my company on the side).
Founded my own company, ‘Internet Marketing’ (later known as Real Action Software).
Survived Y2K and learned HTML.
Started coding! The first programming language I learned was Turbo Basic (tb).
I have given talks about Android, Kotlin and related topics such as Daydream VR and Android Things in New York City and some International locations. I'm up for traveling near and far to spread the good word about Kotlin, Android, Firebase and other topics. If you'd like me to speak at your event, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of some of the talks I've done in the past:
If you would like me to speak at your event or want me to help you with your app, just send me an email: