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Meet Antonio Mobile Developer Extraordinaire

Antonio’s first thought each morning as he starts with Banyan is “what can I learn more about today”; he embodies one of our core values: “Technology Enthusiasts”. Antonio began with Banyan as an Android developer, but has quickly branched out and handles iOS and Leaf development. Leaf is the software agent that resides on IoT devices and sends and receives messages from our IoT platform, Canopy. Antonio never shies away from learning new things and enthusiastically takes on any challenge provided.  He is currently conversational in Java, Swift, Objective-C, Python, and Go.

All this while also pursuing his college degree during his time away from the office.  Antonio is one of the youngest members of our team and the fact that Banyan can help him pursue his ongoing education is just another way we are giving back. It’s incredibly rewarding to help young engineers like Antonio. We’re building #morethan great software, we’re giving our employees every opportunity to succeed.

As you come to know Antonio, you’ll see why we are thrilled to have him on our team. Antonio is #morethan a great developer he’s fun to hang out with. We asked him a few personal questions and here’s what he had to share.

Tell us about your family. Do you have any special or unique traditions?
For Thanksgiving, the guys cook dinner.

What charitable organizations are you most passionate about?
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What’s your favorite food?
Pizza

Do you have any sports, hobbies or activities you enjoy?
Soccer and Basketball

Do you have favorite technology or gadget?
iPhone

If you had a super power, what would it be?
Teleportation

When you were a kid, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
An architect

If you were stranded, would you rather it be on an island all by yourself, or in an unknown city filled with other people?
Unknown city filled with other people

What cartoon or literary character are you most like?
Thomas the Tank Engine

What do you like most about working at Banyan?
The opportunity to try new technologies and learn different skills. I have learned so much already since coming on board with Banyan.

Antonio brings a great deal to the Banyan culture with his gregarious smile and positive outlook on life.  He also has reminded us from time-to-time of the need to stay young, like when he went to see the movie C.H.I.P.S. and didn’t know beforehand that it was based off a TV-series from the 80’s.

One of Antonio’s favorite phrases is “oh, wow!”, and that is exactly how we feel about having him as part of the Banyan team – Wow!

 

 

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Steve Latham, founder, and CEO of Banyan Hills Technologies, is an Internet of Things expert and strategic technology leader. He founded the company in 2013 to impact the world through technology and a deep commitment to social responsibility. He has a strong track record of leveraging cloud-based technologies to optimize and accelerate business strategy and is highly regarded by his peers for his deep industry knowledge in Retail, Entertainment, Healthcare, and Financial Services.

Latham has successfully led architecture, implementation and delivery for one of the largest self-service, retail exchange kiosk systems in the world. Earlier, he served as CTO for the Entertainment division of NCR, where he helped orchestrate a successful divestiture of the business to Redbox for $125M. Prior to NCR, he held various technology leadership positions at Harland Clarke and led the consolidation of their e-commerce platform to a unified product offering for its customers. Latham serves on the board of directors for various businesses and academic institutions providing technical leadership.

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