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, I quickly 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 they are called GDGs) where I served as Organizer, Speaker/Blogger.
I've the chance to work in several locations such as San Salvador, Sao Paulo, Washington DC, Miami and New York. I've designed and developed software for prestigious companies and organizations such as 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 in Florida, later I had the opportunity to work at Genome, an award-winning experiential digital agency and startup accelerator in New York City, where I worked on Web, iOS and Android apps for incubating startups (helped them with their MVPs), and big clients such as Verizon and United Airlines's and EXXON & Mobile.
Today, as Senior Software Engineer at BeenVerified.com I'm in charge of developing, maintaining and improving BeenVerified's Android app as well as the Android apps from its sister brands PeopleLooker, NumberGuru and Ownerly and I volunteer as the Organizer of the new GDG San Salvador (the official Google Developers Group chapter in San Salvador, El Salvador).
I love to code, meeting and chatting with people, attending conferences and meetups, participating in hackathons, learning new things and sharing the little knowledge I have with everyone who's willing to listen.
When I'm not coding or interacting with the Developer community, 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 that cute Java programming language mascot), playing the occasional video game, practicing biohacking trough nutrition, cooking new dishes (#ChefOscar), having a healthy lifestyle, binging on Netflix, trying new restaurants, building robots and tinkering with hardware, traveling, etc.