Osei Fortune (pronounced "Oh-See"), famous as "Triniwiz" in the NativeScript Slack Channel, is a Telerik Developer Expert for NativeScript hailing from sunny Trinidad.
This post is the fifth in a series featuring our Telerik Developer Experts, community members who represent the best of our products. Read about our first four featured experts here and meet more TDEs here.
I ventured into software development about two years ago after changing from computer technician to system administrator. My job, basically, is to build software that makes working easier. I support our corporate internet, coordinate code authoring, testing and deployment, help update our systems, install new software, and pretty much do anything that needs to be done in-house.
I'm based in Siparia, a town in southern Trinidad, in Trinidad and Tobago. It's my home town and I haven't decided to move just yet.
I work at TOSL Engineering Limited (TOSL), a multi-faceted Engineering Services and Sales organization.
I'm always working on multiple projects. Most are open source software; you can check out my GitHub repositories to see what i'm working on. My current works in progress are a message app, a document management system, bringing iOS support to my NativeScript plugins as I just got access to a Mac, and more.
My most interesting project I've done recently was the weather app that was one of the finalists in this summer's NativeScript weather app challenge. Although I changed the design a couple times before making up my mind, I was able to build that app in about three days with a custom api running with nginx + express. You can download this app for Android here.
I love NativeScript! NativeScript is my go-to product for building mobile apps. I'm also evaluating Telerik Platform and Telerik UI for NativeScript to add extra features to my awesome NativeScript apps and plugins.
Jen Looper is a Developer Advocate for Telerik products at Progress. She is a web and mobile developer and founder of Ladeez First Media which is a small indie mobile development studio. In her spare time, she is a dancer, teacher and multiculturalist who is always learning.