What I stand for:
I believe that learning about the latest technologies can help non-technical leaders achieve their professional dreams.
What I do for a living:
I've been building apps since 2014. Initially, I got paid by winning prize money from competitions.
Eventually, I landed a job as an Android Software Engineer at ASI, a small consultancy in Ann Arbor, MI,
where I spent a year immersed in code, and hosted consulting events to over a hundred developers.
As of today, I am back to school and pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science from Lawrence Tech University.
To help my community get started building mobile apps.
- Share my professional experience building mobile apps with Java and Kotlin.
- Show non-technical entrepreneurs how to get started in a highly technological market.
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Name: Rod Mesquita
What to bring
Social Network: LinkedIn
You can bring your Mac or Windows laptop if you want to get started coding or if you need help with building your app,
but if you just want to learn more, bring something to write on (if you want to take notes).
If you are just getting started, please have
Android Studio downloaded in your computer.
I can help you set it up.
Ann Arbor & Southfield area (specific location will vary depending on demand)
From left to right: Rod Mesquita, Arpan Rughani,
In this event, I mentored Aaron and Smriti. They built an Android app leveraging Arpan's API
(from Intrepid Control Systems) to automate the doors of the Tesla Model X (shown in the picture)
In this consulting event, I mentored Aaron Crutchfield as he worked on his Android app.
MLH Local Hack Day 2017
In this event, I hosted MLH's Local Hack Day: digital workshops and 12 hours of coding.
LTU Collaboratory 2014
From left to right: Rod Mesquita, Jorge Chagas, Francis "Tex" Criqui
In this event, Jorge and I won the "Best Team Award" for building
a language learning app.
I always welcome constructive feedback.
Please send it to the email above or even better: tell me in person :)
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