A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away… LoL… 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 also created websites and Android apps for United Airlines, EXXON & Mobile and Verizon and 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 Android Engineer at BeenVerified.com I'm in charge of developing, maintaining and improving Android apps for BeenVerified and its sister brands PeopleLooker and NumberGuru.
As you can see I love to code, but I also love meeting and chatting with people, attending conferences and meetups, and participating in hackathons to learn new things and share the little I know with everyone else.
When I'm not coding, I enjoy reading, taking long walks in the outdoors with my awesome dog Duke, playing the ocassional video game, having a healthy lifestyle, cooking new dishes, binging on Netflix, trying new restaurants, building robots, traveling, etc.
It is 2017, you are a developer and you are ashamed of having your personal domain forwarded to an about.me page… if you are like me, you probably want YOUR OWN SITE with your bio, your portfolio, links to your social media profiles, and you want to be able to customize it a bit.
What to do, what to do… let’s think out loud and list at least 3 options:
A. Get hosting from GoDaddy or other traditional hosting provider and set up a CMS like Wordpress… nah, too expensive, and you don’t really want to deal with Wordpress for...
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 the docs became available.
Got the first iPhone and immediately realized smartphones were the future.
Became Lead Java Developer and R&D Software Engineer at a digital signage company. Go 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, ‘Real Action Software’ and created websites, interactive flash CDs and Desktop apps.
Survived Y2K and learned HTML.
Started coding! The first programming language I learned was Turbo Basic (tb).
I have given talks about Android related topics such as Daydream VR and Android Things in and around the New York City area and other locations. I'm up for traveling near and far to spread the word about Android and its ecosytem if required and sponsored by the event organizer(s). If you'd like me to speak at your event, please contact me at email@example.com. Here is a list of talks and public speaking I've done in the past:
If you are interested in me speaking at an event, want me to help you with an app (100% freelancing) or if you have any feedback about my site, please do not hesitate and send me an email so we can chat.