In this talk, Greg Avola will share his story about building a company Untappd from the ground up. Greg will share his insights into how him and his partner Tim Mather focused on build a community platform, while working part-time, to over 3 million users and to a recent partnership with Next Glass. Greg will also share the technology behind the company and tools that he build to help manage a growing Untappd infrastructure both of the server level all the way to the App level, using technologies like Cordova (Phonegap) to deliver a cross platform experience for their mobile apps.
Living in the craft beer haven of New York City, Greg is the CTO and Co-Founder for Untappd. After experiencing Rare Vos for the first time, he instantly fell in love with craft beer. While some people enjoy reading books or watching movies, Greg's passion is to code. With that being said, after Tim and Greg came up with the idea of Untappd, Greg had a working prototype the next day. Being able to combine his passion for development and craft beer allowed Untappd to be born. In January of 2016, Untappd merged with Next Glass which allowed Greg to work on Untappd in a full-time role as CTO of both companies. Prior to Untappd, Greg was a Senior Software Engineer at ABC News in New York City responsible for mobile and web products.