Hello, my name is Rod Biresch and I’ve been engineering/developing software for over 20 years. I’m a consultant working at Chariot Solutions designing and developing software solutions for clients in a broad range of business domains. Most of my work and experience has been with JVM-based languages and technologies. My focus is on mobile application development primarily in native Android. In 2017, I joined the Raywenderlich.com team (Rod Biresch) writing Android tutorials. I do have another blog (soatechlab.blogspot.com) that is focused on Integration and Service-Oriented Architecture however, I no longer contribute to it.
I have many, here are a few:
- Hardware and microprocessors – I use to work for The Western Design Center in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. My uncle William ‘Bill’ Mensch is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the company. I left WDC in 1993 however, I’m still involved with company and the 65xx brand embedded microprocessor PCB, ASIC and/or FPGA product development. In 2015, I re-joined WDC as an Advisory Board Member for Software Engineering.
- Cars – My interest in cars started back in the 1980’s when I was a teenager. At that time, I had many friends and relatives that had some sort of car that they worked on and modified. I’ve had many cars over the years, most notable are a 1972 Dodge Charger SE (first car), 1969 Pontiac Firebird, 1963 Ford Falcon, 1965 Oldsmobile 442, 2004 Corvette Coupe,2003 Corvette Z06 and my current car a 1966 Mustang GT (factory HiPo)…and many other in between.
- Golf – I’m an avid golfer who’s always up for playing a round of golf. I started playing in 1989 and took my first lesson in 2012. In 2017, I found an awesome PGA pro Sean Callanan who has done wonders for my game.