Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Support African American Business and Help Your Child with Multiplication Skills
Last week I wrote about the two sisters at Spelman who won the grand prize in the 2010 ATandT Big Mobile on Campus Challenge for creating a next-generation application highlighting the culture of HBCUs. This week I bring you Veda Rogers. Veda has developed an educational game for the Android platform called Multiple Madness. You can learn more about the application here.
These ladies represent a broad spectrum in terms of experience, highlighting the enormous opportunity that exists in the mobile software development field. In contrast to the two Spelman students, Mrs. Rogers is a veteran of the software development industry with over 20 years experience in the Silicon Valley.
She has a background in software development and has worked for Fortune 500 companies, however, prior to creating Multiple Madness she did not have any previous experience writing programs for the Android platform.
Veda told me that she made the decision early in the development process to keep the app simple. It took her 3 months to develop the application working part-time in the evenings and on weekends. Multiple Madness is available on the Android Market and its cost $.99.
It is a simple math game that can be used by adults and children who wish to test their multiplication skills. It is designed to test your knowledge of multiplication. Veda is making moves in this industry. She informed me that she is currently working on other mobile apps and she also shared that she is concerned about the lack of African Americans taking advantage of the opportunities that these technologies provide. Ditto!
Not only is Mrs. Rogers a technologist but she has recently thrown her hat into the entrepreneurial area. She has created a mobile business that offers Android training, mobile application management, and mobile application development.
If you are considering learning these very lucrative skills and you live in the Silicon Valley area you should contact Veda. Not only is she deeply concerned with the lack of African Americans playing in the space, but she has decided to do something about it.
I like it Veda. Keep up the good work!