I am at heart a technologist and autodidactic. I enjoy mentoring and leading others, programming computers, designing systems and solutions and scaling companies.
My specialty is creating SaaS businesses using open source technologies: architecture, development and deployment on cloud systems across the whole business with automated operations, finance and sales-enabling systems. I also possess the experience to implement solid process, project management, QA automation, and an organizational structure which scales.
My interests in computers started at a very early age, deepened on large mainframes during the early part of my career as a systems programmer and then broadened as I led larger and larger technology organizations at companies like American Airlines, SABRE, HotJobs.com, Biztravel.com and startups like Namely, ValetNoir.com and RF&B Magazine. I was fortunate to be able to hire, lead, mentor and be a member of many amazing teams. I learned contract management, negotiation, budgeting, cost controls, and systems architecture from some of the best minds in computers at all stages of my career.
While creating several companies with friends and former coworkers, I focused on perfecting my hands-on skills in open source technologies, cloud, scaleable web, mobile development and big data collection.
My current projects include creating mobile applications for consumer entertainment, building robust cloud infrastructure for others, and technology consulting. I recently finished and launch BrickSmart - The App That knows what your old lego bricks can build. www.bricksmart.io
I am just starting to setup my webpages for my (future) charity at George Nassef dot org which will combat cyberbullying.