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John Bekas Jr
Works at Red Gecko Technology Consultants LLC
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Lives in Playa del Carmen
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My mother-in-law and her sister playing in the sand.

Act like a child whenever possible.
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Damn, I didn't think they'd cover as much as they did in 9 minutes. Impressive! 

I'm looking forward to Season 4.
 
The quickest way to get caught up on GoT before season 4 starts:
Game of Thrones season 4 starts this weekend. Everyone is going to be talking about it but you have no idea about what it is about. Or perhaps you forgot some plot elements after an entire year. You can do two things: Watch the three seasons for six days starting right now or watch this 9-minute summary:
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Me too!
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I laughed, but I'm a geek. Your mileage may vary.
 
The possibilities...
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What? Facebook needs to make money now that they are a public company? Inconceivable. 
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Looks like a great day for lunch on the beach. 
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Gorgeous! Wish I was under a big palm tree right about now.
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I don't think we could have picked a better place to spend the day.

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Nice.  You'll have to show me sometime.  :)
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This made me feel uncomfortable. But I think I will feel better about the project after a few more follow-up meetings. 

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Some of you will laugh right away, while others will laugh only after that terrible "been there" feeling in the pit of your stomach goes away!  ;D
Writer and filmmaker Lauris Beinerts beautifully captures what it's like to be an expert in a technical field during a "big picture" business meeting. This short film is based on the Russian short story, "The Meeting", by writer Alexei Berezin.
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He sounds like he's on Quaaludes.
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CTO/Co-founder
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iOS/Objective C, Android/Java, Java, PHP, node.js, Ruby on Rails, Mysql, Postgres, MongoDB, SQLite
Employment
  • Red Gecko Technology Consultants LLC
    Mobile Developer, 2014 - present
    Mobile application developer.
  • In The Roo
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Owner and developer of In The Roo's travel guide for Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
  • Firefly Experience Limited
    CTO/Co-founder, 2013 - present
  • Bekas Corporation, S.A. de C.V.
    Owner / Software Architect, 2006 - 2013
    Freelance web and mobile application developer.
  • Buddy Media (Spinback)
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • Orbitz
    Software Architect, 2001 - 2005
  • Neoglyphics Media Corporation
    1996 - 1999
  • Zefer
    1998 - 1999
  • Aptela
    2006 - 2007
  • Vibes Media
    2008 - 2009
  • dosIQ, Inc
    Android developer, 2013 - 2013
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Playa del Carmen
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Chicago, IL - Rock Island, IL - Champaign, IL
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CTO/Co-founder of Firefly Experience. Ex-pat, beach bum and home brewer.
Introduction
I am a Chicago native, but I've been an ex-patriate living in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico since Nov 2005.  Our 6 month sabbatical/vacation turned into something much different than we ever imagined.

I'm a software engineer specializing in mobile development and a plethora of internet technologies. 

I am also the owner of In The Roo, a popular website devoted to providing helpful information for people visiting to or living in Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya, and other locations in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Bragging rights
I have run 9 marathons, with a PR of 3:36.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
    B.S. Computer Science, 1992 - 1995
  • Augustana College
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • Holy Cross High School, River Grove, IL
  • Saint Francis Borgia Grade School, Chicago, IL
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Birthday
June 23
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