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John Bekas Jr
Works at Ubiquiti Networks
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Lives in Austin, TX
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Hops and Grain - Josh Hare. Get an insight into his fascination with experimental hops. Read about his annual pilgrimage to Pacific Northwest hop harvest.
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Hop On~
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BBQ and Android hacking?  Sounds like it might be a fun weekend.
So much more than a Developer Conference, The Big Android BBQ is a grassroots, community-driven celebration of Android that is equal parts education, entertainment, and altruism.
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Engadget Live heads to Austin, Texas on October 16th!
It's been a while since our last Engadget Live event (we love you, Los Angeles!) and even longer since we visited Austin. So, on October 16th at 7PM, we're taki...
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More fun than you can shake a sausage at...beerly. At @Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg.
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Great, Stack Overflow is now using an ad server that serves up "your computer is infected" malware. No wonder ad blocker use is on the rise!
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Good man.  ;D
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That was funnier than I expected. And, I had high expectations.
Helium infused beer
And the results are pretty much exactly what you would expect :-)
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Mexican independence day celebration at the state Capitol in Austin. Viva Mexico. 

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It could bring about real campaign finance reform. Perhaps the death of the 2 party system. Or maybe just a giant TRUMP sign on the Whitehouse 
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Mobile Application Developer
Android/Java, iOS/Objective C, Java, PHP, node.js, Ruby on Rails, Mysql, Postgres, MongoDB, SQLite
  • Ubiquiti Networks
    Android Developer, 2014 - present
    Android mobile developer.
  • Red Gecko Technology LLC
    Owner / 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 - 2014
    Developed iOS mobile application.
  • Bekas Corporation, S.A. de C.V.
    Owner / Software Architect, 2006 - 2015
    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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Austin, TX
Playa del Carmen - Chicago, IL - Rock Island, IL - Champaign, IL
I develop techie things
I am a Chicago native, but I now live in a really weird place called Austin, Texas. I used to live in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico for 9 years. I hate moving, but tend to do so quite frequently. 

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.
  • 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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Big Android BBQ 2015

So much more than a Developer Conference, The Big Android BBQ is a grassroots, community-driven celebration of Android that is equal parts e

How Samsung broke the Galaxy S6 in order to compete with the iPhone 5 - ...

Summary: The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a bette

Earth to Mainstream Media: Please Stop Blaming Google for Your Own Problems

I have been blogging about the content and technology industries for more than ten years, and there seems to be one constant theme that crop

Narayan Ammachchi

By Norberto Gaona MexicoFIRST – an innovative skills-development program for young professionals – has exceeded expectations by certifying o

Internet Shares Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera’s Joy and Emotion

Herrera’s sideline demeanor has made him an Internet sensation during this World Cup, but the job he has done with Mexico’s previously strug


✮ Top Game of 2013 at Google Play Player's Choice Awards. ✮ Best Android Strategy Game Runner-up at Android Central Best of 2013 Awards ✮ On

GitX - Git GUI for Mac OS X

About GitX. GitX is an open source Git GUI for Mac OS X, released under GPLv2. The original has been forked a couple of times and while thes

The media week - end of Facebook as we know it? And everyone wants a sli...

Goodbye Facebook Pages? News came this week that updates from Facebook pages are going to be much harder to see. (see this from Adweek)Remov


At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big -- only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his fr

Humble Bundle (beta)

The Humble Bundle app is an easy way to install and update your games purchased through Humble Bundle. It can also send you (configurable) n

TestFlight Beta Testing And Deployment Service Is Dropping Android Suppo...

If you've ever written an iOS or Android app, or if you've been part of a beta testing group, there's a chance that you've run into TestFlig

ES File Explorer File Manager

ES, 300 millions global downloads, file manager trend leader on Android! Rated as one of best resource management tools on Android market.ES

The Experimental Enterprise

Being data-driven is a hot phrase: but what does it mean in practice? It’s not about finding analytical fairy dust that you can sprinkle to

Marginal Boundaries

Explore. Discover. Live.

Kingston Extreme OC at CES 2014

By Jason Nunnelly The Kingston Extreme OC event at CES 2014 showcased professional overclockers dousing their processors with liquid nitroge

Flipboard: Your News Magazine

Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet. Once you pick a few

Orbitz - Flights, Hotels, Cars

DOWNLOAD AND SAVE! Save an extra $25 on your first app hotel booking when you use promo code DOWNLOAD25. Book by 3/31/2014 and travel by 6/3

We felt very comfortable browsing cars at this Carmax. Our agent, Larry, was very helpful. Unfortunately, we needed a car quickly, but did not find the right car at Carmax that day. I would definitely consider them in the future if/when I need another used car.
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I found Clown Dog by accident after leaving Bicycle Sport Shop with sticker shock. John was very helpful (and personable) and helped me find an affordable mountain bike. Being new in town, he shared stories about life in Austin, recommended areas where I might want to live and ride, and gave me the ins-and-outs of bike safety (as in theft) in Austin. They will be my first stop when I'll be in the market for a road bike in the near future.
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