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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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Thanks, Google, for hosting the extended session today here in Austin. 

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Enjoying some time off with Libby and Juanita, hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin. 
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This was so funny. However, not the funniest sketch on The Daily Show on 4/28. The Carly movie trailer was phenomenal!

TDS is going to make this election season survivable. 
Step into my world. Just a millionaire from New York trying to make America great again. In my off time I'm Roy Wood Jr. I love The Daily Show.
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I got to rub elbows with some celebs at the Moontower Comedy fest this weekend: Jessica Williams from the Daily Show, Kate Flannery from The Office, and too very funny comedians, Erin Foley & Brad Williams.

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Drinking beer and helping dogs @ The ABGB. 

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The sign of the times. 
It is stunning to watch a single judge instantly shut down a key means of online communication for the world's fifth-largest country. But similar battles are inevitable.
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Springtime wildflowers, Willow City loop, near Austin TX.
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I'm a happy T-Mobile customer, watching my free season of MLB.tv! #GoCubs

I cannot wait until all TV and movies can be accessed like baseball games on MLB.tv. The app on my PS4 is amazing.

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Thanks for the shout out! We think we hit a Grand Slam with the MLB.tv offer too! :D -Joshua
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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
Story
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I develop techie things
Introduction
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.
Work
Occupation
Mobile Application Developer
Skills
Android/Java, iOS/Objective C, Java, PHP, node.js, Ruby on Rails, Mysql, Postgres, MongoDB, SQLite
Employment
  • 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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Currently
Austin, TX
Previously
Playa del Carmen - Chicago, IL - Rock Island, IL - Champaign, IL
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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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