AGL 055: Andrew May and Brad Miller – CodeTank Labs and CodeStock

Today on the show have Andrew May with a cameo from the one and only Brad Miller

Andrew May, originally from Phoenix, AZ, started in computing when he was twelve years old, writing windows applications to assist in quick email responses. Throughout his scholastic endeavors, he continued to focus on computing; moving from desktop applications to web applications. Andrew attended Arizona State University where he studied Computer Science and Engineering.

In 2007, Andrew’s entrepreneurship grew and he patented his first major idea. He grew the project and sold it to the airline industry in 2008. Not stoping he partnered with other local developers in Tennessee and created a mobile social media aggregator.

Late in 2008 Andrew founded ADM Software Consulting, LLC to focus on mobile applications on contract basis. Andrew’s success has lead him to establish a downtown Knoxville, Tennessee office and work with fortune 500 companies, as well as local emerging start-ups. In 2015, Andrew merged ADM Software with Double-Apps, another successful local development company, to form CodeTank Labs. Their focus being native mobile application development, as well as AR and VR technologies.

From 2012 to 2017, he accepted the lead role on the board for CodeStock, helping bring on new members, and establishing it as a 501c3 non-profit, while nearly doubling it’s size.


Andrew May on Twitter

Brad Miller on Twitter

Today on the show:

  • We talk about the Andrew’s beginnings in technology
  • What it takes to build and keep a good team
  • The importance of good community and culture
  • How to hire affectively… i.e. dating the new hire
  • How to build trust with your team
  • What’s new in AR and VR development
  • The importance of trusting your gut and trusting your partners / team
  • Codestock dates – April 12th and 13th, 2019

Important tips from Andrew:

Don’t get discouraged.  Make smart hires.

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