Hi, I'm Daniel Malone, an Android Engineer at H-E-B Digital in beautiful Austin, Texas. Having worked with tech since I was 12 years old, I build digital experiences that deliver value to both the business and customer.
I built my first website when I was 12 years old. On the website I blogged about chickens and goats in our backyard.Daniel Malone
Need a camera crane?
VariZoom was my first employer. The company's entire digital presence was mine to manage. From internet marketing to web development, photography and videography, work kept me busy.
At your service
Buying the same sandwich for lunch every day and tipping $3 for a $4 sandwich has it's perks; the sandwich shop would start making my sandwich as soon as I parked.
Lights. Camera. Shoot.
After the company's photographer got fired, my boss shifted her responsibilities to me. That meant setting up 3-point lighting and Photoshopping artifacts out of photos. It was... interesting.
Code this. Code that.
Whenever something needed to be done, I did it. Or at least it seemed that way.
Making only $15/hr., I saved up enough to buy myself a new computer. I drove to Fry's, spent about $500 on a small Acer desktop and coded away. I had a blast.
Time to move. Jobs.
After three years Scott offered me a job at his company, Ingram Technologies.
Scott sold tablets, but not the type you're thinking of. You're probably thinking of iPads. He sold rugged, heavy-duty tablets; tablets that you could run over with your car without breaking them. Primary customers? Police departments and construction crews.
Time to Meetup.
It was at Scott's place that I started attending Meetups. The first one? Austin Laravel. Laravel, a PHP framework, is something I utilized for websites and data processing.
New day. New place.
I eventually got a new job as an Android Engineer and immediately moved to South Austin. The perk? It had Google Fiber.
Breakfast of champions.
My first meal in South Austin in 2016? Central Market. It was good.
Have a BBQ
I attended my first Android developer conference: Big Android BBQ!
I started having family over every Sunday for breakfast.
I ended up at Blue Goji, a VR gaming startup in South Austin.
Here Everything's Better.
Then I got a job offer from H-E-B, the best grocery chain in Texas.