Husband. Father. Tech. Code. Hispanic. I enjoy traveling with family and friends, taking photos, videos, and inspiring others
Hello! my name is Ricardo Sanchez, my family and friends call me Ricky. I have worked for many companies building web applications and apps. I’ve had a few articles published in software programming magazines over the years and have won a few Hackathon competitions in the past.
In 2010 I founded a meetup group in Austin, TX to help entrepreneurs find co-founders and for technical professionals to find cool projects and startups in need of technical talent. This group grew from 0 to over 2,000 members in a few years, and every meeting brought over 100 people.
I once developed and published a translation iPhone app when the App Store opened, it helped me learn a bit about Objective-C, and it produced enough money to buy me a new MacBook and a couple of other things… the app lost its mojo when people discovered Google Translate.
I have been a speaker at SXSW Interactive, various meetups, and some panels sharing experiences and tips on networking, diversity, building meetup groups, and find success by getting out there.
I grew up in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved to the United States in 1995. I am writing a book titled “The Undocumented Engineer” where I want to share my immigration story.
When I am not writing code, I am working on a small project.