A Chapter Well Written
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AnDevCon Awesomeness 2013
I got a chance last week to hang out with fellow developers at the AnDevCon 2013 in Boston. This was the first time for the event to be held in Boston and went pretty well. Though the hotel staff apparently wasn’t too concerned with safety (see attached pictures). It always amazes me how many other Android developers are out there and just as passionate about the platform as I am (if not more). The week on the east coast was filled with classes and keynotes that probably some of the most meaningful outside of Google I/O. There are different types of classes for everyone, it’s a shame that you have to make choices of which classes to attend and which ones to miss. This was also my first time speaking at the conference. Getting apps in cars was still the main focus, I wanted to give an overview on the state of the industry as well as giving developers a few hints on getting their apps ready for the car. I got a chance to get a little more technical with my presentation and I found it easier to talk with other developers about the subject. Read More…
CTIA Speaking Event!
Well I’m heading off to Las Vegas later today to attend the 2013 CTIA conference. This will be my first time attending and I’m looking forward to checking out all the cool and nerdy things. (And who doesn’t love a conference in Vegas!?!)
And of course iI wouldn’t be able to have a successful trip unless I got a chance to flap my gums in front of people. So I will be speaking at the App Summit event going on during CTIA. I will be co-presenting with Linda Senigaglia the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Navigation Solutions. They are a division of Hertz rental cars that creates the cool navigation devices that get put in the rental cars.
The talk is entitled Auto-Mobility and it is focused on some of the new technology going into the car making it more personalized experience. I will also be going through the sort of “state of Smartphone Connectivity” in regards to infotainment.
If you are attending the event, or just happen to be living in up in Vegas this week get a hold of me!
Another Day, Another Deadline
Here at Livio, we recently wrapped up version 5 of our product Livio Connect. Livio Connect is a protocol that connects smartphones with cars. The days started to become fewer as we approached the deadline, but the amount of work didn’t seem to let up. When it looked like we may be going past the deadline my boss, Jake Sigal, asked if we needed some more help. He would get more people to help with the project. This rang a bell for me, this was a perfect example of “Brooke’s Law.”
Recurring theme from #dpc13: Detroit/Michigan has a lot of smart people — we just need to keep them here, .@livioradio‘s Joey Grover
— MichMedia (@MichMedia) February 28, 2013
A Liter? Of Cola? No! A LEADER! Ohh!
“Key Leaders Discuss How Detroit is Revolutionizing the IT Industry, Outpacing Silicon Valley”
That’s right! I will be participating in a panel of key leaders on Thursday February 27, 2013! We will be discussing how the IT industry is growing right here in the Detroit Metro Area. So much so, that it is making people take notice! The topic really hits home for me…literally!!
I’m proud to say that I work in the area helping create a tech boom! Livio is a prime example of what cool and innovative tech can be created in the Detroit Metro Area. I will be sure to talk about this and more at the panel so stop by and get some insight on how things are going in the area!
The whole conference will be taking place at the Motor City Casino. Check out this link for more details!
Mobile Madness Motor City Panel
…WE’RE DOING IT LIVE!!!
Well I got to do my first large publication interview…and it was live! Although the idea of “live” made me nervous for my first video gig, I had a lot of great things to say about Livio and the Michigan tech boom, including the new Freemium model that Livio is doing to help get smaller app companies into the automotive market. Not to mention the shout out to Big Ten schools!!
After finishing the interview the best advice I can give would be to remember there is a reason they are interviewing you. You’re the smartest person in the room on the subject you’re about to talk about, so be confident.
Check out the link to a video and brief article about Livio!
I’m speaking at the IMDA conference during CES!
I’m speaking at the IMDA conference during CES!
Whoaa!!! Someone wants to listen to me babble!?! BOOM!! haha
But I’ve actually got some good stuff to talk about that’s going to be important to help get more consumers using apps in their car! I will be discussing how the infotainment industry needs to come up with some standards for Smartphone Apps in head-units. Come check out my talk or stop me in the hall if you want to chat! I’ll also be at the Livio Booth for most of CES which is booth 2806 North Hall (Right inside the N2 doors).
My name is Joey Grover. I am the Mobile Technology Lead at Livio where I handle the mobile technology road map and write the code needed for the Android platform. Livio is a start-up out of Ferndale, MI that has launched its flagship technology, Livio Connect, that connects mobile apps with automotive head-units.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. I started my career working for IBM as an Associate Programming specialist. The spare time I had from working gave me the chance to teach myself how to program for the Android platform. After about a year working for “Big Blue” I felt that my talents and ambition had outgrown my position and I needed a change. I found out about Livio through the MSU career center and saw they were in need of an Android developer. I was hired for the position and haven’t slowed down since. The start up atmosphere really plays well with my drive; I am constantly challenged and never run out of problems to solve.
The time to start my blog has been long overdue, so it’s starting today! I plan to post about my career, tricks in software engineering with interesting code examples, and all things technology. Oh, and if I throw in one or one hundred links to memes, comics, or cat pictures don’t be alarmed…because it will happen, and you’re welcome.
I hope you all enjoy the blog!!!