About Me


Hi there 👋 !

My name is Aida Issayeva. I’m a Sr.Android Engineer with over 6 years of experience building and scaling Android Apps from the ground up and total of 10 years of professional experience(as of March 2021).

Who am I

So, what’s my story you ask?

Let’s politely skip past birth, childhood, and early career (that’s for the memoir), and fast forward to the fateful moment in NYC in 2015 when I finally saved up enough to attend a small hybrid online bootcamp and learn Android Development.

I’ve attended the bootcamp for about 2,5 months: 12-14 hours a day coding and 7 days a week and had to drop out, because I’ve received a software engineering internship offer from digital media agency Videri. At Videri I worked on various long-running apps for billboards, some of them were even on Times Square 😌. Then I received a full-time job offer from French-American vessel controlling agency CLS to work on their single app and moved to the DC area 🏫. Over there I worked on building a sensor dashboard from vessels straight to the tablet app. The next company I worked for was a cloud-gaming startup 🎮, LiquidSky. I built their android app from the scratch, where users can open the app and have access to all desktop games. After that, I moved to a finTech startup, Clarity Money, to build their personal finance management app 💰. The startup later was acquired by Goldman Sachs, where I built their banking app, Marcus.

So, that’s my journey in a nutshell.

Blogging

I like to share tidbits of knowledge I’ve gathered throughout the years. Some of them may be very specific to Android development, some of them are about general software development, and some are about soft skills that are helpful in a career.

As you guessed most of my articles are published on this blog. Sometimes when I feel courageous enough, I give talks . And sometimes when I need to vent out, I post witty and sarcastic short videos about tech life on Tiktok .

Portfolio

Courses

I’ve also collaborated with Udacity and curated Advanced Android Apps with Kotlin, Part 1 of Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree .

Click here to learn more about choosing best courses for mobile app development.

Apps

Here is the list of apps I built, worked and released:

1. Marcus, 2019 - 2021

Mobile banking app for Goldman Sachs Bank. marcus app

2. Clarity Money, 2017 - 2021

Personal finance management app. The app sunsetted on March 5th, 2021 and got transitioned into Marcus app. clarity money app

3. LiquidSky, 2017

Mobile app to connect to any PC game in the cloud. liquidsky app

4. Thorium, 2016

Mobile app for Vessel Monitoring System, that gets connected via Iridium global satellite network.

thoriumX app

They range from satellite communication to finTech to cloud gaming service industries.

In the Media

Below, I’ll just note spaces where I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to share my voice on platforms that are run by others. This can be everything from online to print, video to podcasting:

Work with me

Collaboration is my specialty. If you’ve got an idea, it’s likely I can help you execute it in many different ways. Please fill out this form and I’ll get back to you within 2-3 days.

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