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Meet Vince!

Vince Blom

Vince is a Computer Science graduate and a Senior Developer at the App Factory.  He worked in the App Factory for a year. Vince graduated from UW-Parkside in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science with a Unix System Administration Certificate.

Some of the applications and projects that Vince and his teams worked on include Office Hours, Bradley Safety, and RUSD IS.

His favorite programming languages are Scheme and PHP.Vince is a Full Stack developer, and his ideal career includes Full Stack web development of some kind.He would like to attend graduate school, if Saturday classes are offered. His hobbies include eSports, and Fishing.

Where is Vince now?

Vince landed his first job as Lead Web Developer at 1st Basis Consulting.  He is currently using PHP, JavaScript, and SAP.  His advice for future graduates:  “Don’t sell yourself short, know your worth and don’t settle.  Be hard.  You are worth it. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Jeremiah!

Jeremiah Van Offeren

Jeremiah Van Offeren

Jeremiah graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a Mobile Development Certificate.  Jeremiah worked in the App Factory for 3 years.  He’s been on the teams who worked on the Transit App, Tri Core Time Keeping App, Office Hours, Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, Kenosha Parks, and RUSD Information Systems.

His favorite programming languages are Kotlin, Java, Java-Script, Swift, and C#.  He enjoys programming both the Front-end and Back-end of websites.

Jeremiah is a Full-Stack Developer who’s ideal career after graduation includes Software Engineer and Android Developer.

Where is Jeremiah Now?

We’re reaching out to him to get permission to disclose his awesome new position. We’ll keep you posted soon.

 

 

Meet Max!

Max Rogers

Max Rogers

Max worked in the App Factory since 2016. He graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, and a Unix System Administration certificate.  His favorite programming languages are Swift and Objective-C.  Max enjoys working on front-end development.

Some of the applications projects Max worked on include projects such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, Kenosha Farmer’s Market, Racine Zoo, and Racine Unified Information Systems.  His ideal career involves iOS Development, and working with new technologies.  In his spare time, Max enjoys sports, video games, movies, craft beer, and working on side projects.

Where is Max now?

Max landed a new job and is now a Jr. iOS Developer at YinzCam.   He is currently using iOS development, Objective-C/Swift as his programming languages. He gets to work in an environment he loves, Mobile Applications for Professional Sports Teams.   His advice for graduates and those who are job hunting:  “Be patient or open to relocation if you want a specific role for a cool company. Or get lucky 🙂 ” And, “It’s a numbers game.  Every interview will make you more comfortable for the next one. Know your worth, working at the App Factory provides very relevant experience and will put you ahead of a lot of other junior developers.  Make sure that your possible employer knows that you’re not a regular CS graduate, you’re an App Factory graduate, which means that you know how to code.”

 

 

 

Meet Kyle!

Kyle graduated from UW-Parkside in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Kyle landed an amazing job as an iOS Developer at Solstice.   His current toolset includes programming with Swift, Java, Spring Boot, Angular, iOS, and Android.   Kyle got to work on a few exciting projects.  He tells us “I’m working on an ecommerce website for Gordon Food Service at the moment. Before that, I worked on a farming app for DuPont Pioneer. Both of these projects are 30+ million dollar projects with hundreds of people working on them.”

Kyle’s advice for graduating students and job seekers:  “Work hard at the App Factory. Your classes won’t teach you the practical theory and skills that you need to actually succeed in the real world.  Make sure that your possible employer knows that you’re not a regular CS graduate, you’re an App Factory graduate, which means that you know how to code.”  In his spare time, Kyle likes to work on his own side project, a D & D app.

 

 

 

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