Gustavo De La Vega Alvarez

Gustavo De La Vega Alvarez's IT history started when he was an eight-year-old kid. His father gave him a personal computer that worked with cassettes and 5 ¼ " diskettes. He played Buck Rogers in the 21st century. Now, we are in the 21st.

He started programming with an Apple II in the third grade and continued with the Logo programming language. Now, he has his own company, called NativApps that develops mobile apps for third parties using cross-platform languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, tools such as PhoneGap, and innovative technologies such as augmented reality.

His education was divided between Business Administration and Computer Science at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He started to teach Down Syndrome kids in 1999 on topics such as how to use the PC, word processors, and MSN messenger. His first job as an IT engineer was developing hotel-booking software for a company where his aunt had a job, and another billing software for a law firm. In the early 2000s, he was working for General Motors Colmotores and left the job in 2003 to establish his first company, ProActive Consulting. This company started to work with mobile software and ERPs such as PeopleSoft and SAP. In 2009, he decided to start exploring HTML5 and related tools to develop web apps. Finally, in the same year, he was introduced to PhoneGap since that moment, he has been a PhoneGap believer and a passionate cross-platform developer.

Gustavo De La Vega Alvarez has worked on the following Packt books:

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