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John Bekas Jr
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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I can't wait!

Archer is nearly back! To celebrate, FX announced the show’s return with an absolutely incredible shot-for-shot remake of the opening to the Tom Selleck classic Magnum P.I., right down to the theme tune and the, err.. facial hair.
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The first season or two the animation/production quality is really rough (a property that Archer shares, a bit), but it is brilliant/hilarious stuff.
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Your status updates, your uploaded photos, your videos, all of it is going to be inaccessible sometime in the future. Not just by you, but by your descendants as well.
Your status updates, your uploaded photos, your videos, all of it is going to be inaccessible sometime in the future. Not just by you, but by your descendants as well.
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Gotta love Austin!  Keepin' it weird!
"We appreciate Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World and recognize David Bowie for all he did for the music industry and more."
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+John Bekas Jr yes indeed. Austin, the music world is watching! Do the right thing.
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Cooking class in Playa del Carmen back in 2011. Awesome food and a few too many margaritas.

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Hope this year you get to taste more margaritas! xD Greetings from Mérida!
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Last I heard, Austin had less than 3% unemployment, and Texas as a whole had something not much higher. It will be interesting to see how the influx of these Silicon Valley companies affects that.
Along with household names like Google, Apple, Dropbox and Oracle - which all recently built or expanded major campuses in Austin - nearly two dozen Bay Area tech companies also reportedly relocated to Texas or opened outposts here since 2014. Texas' growing tech sector doesn't mean the Bay Area's is faltering; Silicon Valley is still the heart of the industry. The expansion of Bay Area firms into Texas does, however, reveal a strong business p...
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California keeps shooting themselves in the foot, and Texas keeps taking advantage.
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More for me than you. But enjoy if you can. 
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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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June 23
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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.
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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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Austin, TX
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Playa del Carmen - Chicago, IL - Rock Island, IL - Champaign, IL
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Nice, quiet mile loop path. Next to a model airplane park which my dog isn't crazy about. But lots of other friendly dogs.
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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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reviewed 11 months ago
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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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