Giving back to the community, by creating community

For the past few weeks I’ve been focusing on learning Android development. I’m convinced that the two best ways to make sure something you learn sticks are:

  1. Practice it
  2. Share it

I’ve decided to do both: last saturday I had the opportunity and pleasure to share the little I know about Android development with a group of about 12 guys and gals. We got togheter for a lightning Android training course that lasted 6 hours, approximately.


Without a doubt it was a great experience. I got to know a bunch of great people that are interested in becoming mobile developers. I wouldn’t trade that for the world.

Even though the time was limited for the course, we managed to build a simple Android app that demonstrated the basics of the platform. It was really fun!

So, what’s up with that watermark? That’s the logo of the organization I co-founded to help me build a community around mobile development in my hometown, and hopefully, in all of Mexico. That organization’s name is

You see, Colima is well known for both the quantity and quality of its Rails developers [1]. I want Colima to also be known for the quality of the mobile developers that live and work here.‘s only purpose is to reduce the learning curve that becoming a mobile developer currently presents to anyone interested in the matter [2].

That’s why exists as an organization. And I’m sure we’ll succeed.

  1. Colima serves as home for a handful of companies known nation-wide. Most notably Crowd Interactive, TangoSource and OneLogin. ↩︎

  2. I remember how hard it was for me to get started with iOS. I think it shouldn’t be that hard. I think that the tools and the information should be available to anyone that wants to use/consume them. And more importantly, I think that it’s our responsability to share whatever we know in the most digestable way possible. ↩︎

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