At home, Brandon is a husband, father of 3 boys, singer, and speaker of 4 languages. At work, he's a self-taught, full-stack, software developer. A few years ago, he learned about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
He tried several crypto wallets, but found most lacked good design, that would make it approachable for most newcomers.
So Brandon decided to build his own crypto wallet. He got inspiration from the simplicity of Cash App and Venmo. He teamed up with Sam Shaibani and Joe Guerra to help with UX and visual design. He learned a ton about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency while he build his React Native App.
After months of work, during morning coffee, before his day job, Brandon and team had a functioning version!
At his point, Brandon felt he learned enough to apply to leading blockchain companies. He was hired shortly after.
This side project is a great example of learning a new technology and working with others over morning coffee. This project put Brandon ahead of others when applying for a new job and has lead to a new chapter in his software career.