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.”
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!!!