BRUNO KOGA

35 years old, Brazilian, married | koga@brunokoga.com | brunokoga.com

I'm passionate software engineer who has been working most exclusively with iOS development since 2009. I find it truly fascinating that I can make people's lives better through software development and that's what motivates me to keep learning and programming. My past experiences include working on a wide range of challenging international projects for large and small companies but also engagement in building a strong developer community in Brazil and writing technical articles.

WORK EXPERIENCE

iOS Sofware Engineer, Siilo

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | June/2015 - present

[WIP] //TODO: Siilo

Lead iOS Developer, 99Taxis)

São Paulo, Brazil | March/2015 - June/2015

Worked on the team responsible for developing the iOS version of 99Taxis, the best application to request taxis by smartphones in Brazil. Although I enjoyed every second working there, I left to pursuit my dream of living and working abroad.

Lead iOS Developer, Movile/PlayKids

Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil | August/2014 - March/2015

Worked as part of the team responsible for developing the iOS app on the PlayKids project. At the time, PlayKids was #1 iOS grossing app under the Kids (0-5 years) category in various countries, including US and Brazil.

Lead iOS Developer, Ginga One

São Paulo - Brazil | January/2014 - August/2014

Responsible for architecting and developing white-label apps and enterprise apps for our clients.

iOS Architect/Mobile Expert, CI&T

Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil | June/2011 - December/2013

Responsible for the high quality level of all iOS apps developed for internal use, direct customers and partners. I work together with the pre-sales and mobile consultant teams to understand our clients real needs to build the best customized solution for each case. I've provided mobile consultancy to companies in California, New York, St. Louis, Japan and China, working both on-site and remotely. In parallel, I run a educational front that has a focus to spread the mobile culture and teach the necessary knowledge to those who want to learn. Sporadically, I also give some talks about iOS technologies and mobile in general.

iOS Software Engineer, Ci&T

Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil | January/2010 - June/2011

iOS Software Engineer responsible for developing and deploying apps on both the App Store and Enterprise context.

FURTHER EXPERIENCE

CocoaHeads and Appsterdam

São Paulo/Brazil | April/2014 - December/2015

CocoaHeads is a group devoted to discussion of Apple Computer's Cocoa and CocoaTouch Frameworks for programming on MacOS X and iOS. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics.

I was part of the team who started the CocoaHeads "chapters" in Brazil. As National Leader my main role is to support existing chapters and to help new chapters to come to life, but also organize community-focused events like dojos and meetups.

Columnist, Central dos Apps

São Paulo/Brazil | January/2012 - December/2014

Responsible for writing iOS development related posts, tutorials, news and apps reviews. Also responsible for the website technical maintenance.

TRAININGS, WORKSHOPS AND PUBLICATIONS

The Developers Conference, iOS Track Host 2014 and 2012.

TDC is the largest software development related event in Brazil. I was responsible for organizing the iOS-related content for the conference on the years 2012 and 2014.

iOS Mini-course

University of São Paulo, São Paulo | April/2012 - June/2012

iOS Introduction mini-course that I gave for approximately 40 students at University of São Paulo (ICMC, São Carlos). Covered the first steps, and introductory topics about iOS development. We also developed a 100% functional app called Bandejão (used to check the university restaurant's menu). For me, it was an honor to have the opportunity to contribute back to the University I graduated from.

Desenvolvimento iOS - uma reflexão sobre passado, presente e futuro | August/2014

In this article, George (the other co-author) and I make a reflection about the development for iOS over the years and some predictions about its future.

CocoaHeads Brasil. A comunidade de desenvolvedores iOS e OSX que mais cresce em todo o Brasil. | August/2014

Article that discuss the incredible growth of the Brazilian CocoaHeads community.

Invariante

Blog where Diogo (a former colleague and friend) and I used to write about iOS development.

EDUCATION

University of São Paulo

Bachelor of Information Technology | 2007-2010

Solid education in Mathematics and Computer Science, mainly on programing techniques, methodologies of Information Systems development, business formation, dynamic enterprise modeling, laws and entrepreneurship. The degree was complemented by Emphasis on Decision Making Support Systems course.

EXTRA COURSES AND EVENTS

During the years of 2011 and 2015, I was (I still am!) really fascinated about developer communities and conferences. Living in Brazil, I literally spent all my savings to be able to attend some conferences around the world. I like to mention this because during this period I learned a lot, both professionally and as a human being. Some of these conferences include: Úll Conference 2015 and 2014, 360iDev Conference 2014 and 2013, AltConference 2014, RubyConf Uruguay 2014, UIKonf 2014, NSConference 2014, SecondConf 2013, GOTO Conference Amsterdam 2013, [Cocoa Conf Chicago 2013] and WWDC 2013, 2012 and 2011.