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John O'Connor

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Educator. Tool builder and maker of things.

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Educator. Tool builder and maker of things.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

CardBlanc

Advisor

SPOP, inc
Bloc, Inc.
CardBlanc
SPOP, inc

Positions

Member Board of Directors Murrieta Innovation Center March 2016 - present
Host Code Your Face Off April 2015 - present
Associate Faculty Riverside Community College District August 2014 - present
Android / Frontend Web Development Mentor Bloc, Inc. June 2014 - present
Technical Advisor CardBlanc April 2015 - July 2015
Technical Advisor SPOP, inc August 2014 - April 2015
CTO / Co-Founder CardBlanc August 2012 - April 2015
Business Development Specialist Unity Studios May 2014 - 2015
Applications Designer Riverside County Office of Education June 2012 - August 2014
CEO TAILS (working name) December 2011 - March 2013
Android Development Lead, AT&T Mobile Lab AT&T Interactive September 2011 - February 2013
CTO Catalyzing Concepts October 2010 - December 2011
Software Engineer Tonic.com June 2010 - December 2010
Software Engineer Northrop Grumman Mission Systems August 2007 - July 2010
President Linux User Group at LAX May 2008 - July 2009
Software Engineer / Developer freelancer July 2006 - December 2007
Assistant Web Developer Daily Press May 2004 - February 2007

Education

UCI Business Administration and Management, General 2012 - 2012
California State University-San Bernardino Computer Science 2005 - 2007
Victor Valley College Music 2001 - 2004
Serrano High School 1997 - 2001
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science 2016 - 2018

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Growth
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Business model
  • • Social Media Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

JavaScript • Node.js • Android • Angular.js • HTML5

Key Accomplishments

As the CTO of CardBlanc, I invented the primary technology for a virtual debit card for Teens and Young Adults. I spent 3 years building the platform from scratch. CardBlanc has been featured in Tech Crunch, WhoWhatWear, CNBC, and others.

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James Finley
We worked together  •  Studio Director, North America, Unity Studios and Adjunct Faculty, Laguna College of Art and Design.
John has a passion for technology and blossoming the seeds of great ideas. He recognizes opportunities and possesses the ability to see proj ... ects through to the end. It has been a pleasure working with him and I look forward to continuing my relationship with John.
Bryan Nih
They're my school  •  Senior Performance Analyst, Molina Healthcare. Previously Senior Financial Analyst, Southern California Edison.
David Cumbow
They're my friends  •  Network Manager, Moreno Valley Unified School District.
John is the most goal-driven, passionate, and humble person I know. I look up to John for his guidance many times as he's always got the ri ... ght path in mind. His projects and ideas are always inspiring and he's driven to complete them all. John doesn't just dream, he does.