Programming since the age of 13

Vlad is a software engineer specialising in mobile development, and has been building Xamarin and iOS apps for the last 5+ years. He discovered his passion for programming at the age of 13 writing applications on the ZX Spectrum, and after university he started his career in .NET, before switching to mobile development. He has worked at startups, digital agencies, and corporates, and has gained experience in a large number of industries, from automotive to financial and legal.

Vlad has been at BlueChilli since September 2015 working on Folktale, Xcursion, SpaceConnect, SafetyCompass, WithWine, GetSwift, and Koobee, and is currently the Mobile Team Lead looking after the mobile development team and the ChilliSource.Mobile framework.

Having lived in both Romania and South Africa, Vlad has survived communism, vampires, and getting eaten by lions, and now feels quite at home in Australia. In his spare time Vlad enjoys reading, playing video games, and not getting eaten by lions.