Lee considers himself a technology “jack of all trades,” but his expertise is in mobile application development with experience building iPhone applications predating Apple’s official launch of an SDK. Some of his applications have even been featured by Apple in its stores.
The young and ambitious technologist shares his passion for his work, offers insight into some of his technology projects, and provides other tech lovers advice for pursuing a career in the field.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Beyond technology, I’m a relatively serious pianist and have a passion for fine (British and Italian) automobiles.
I understand you’re currently CTO and Partner at Tendigi, a company geared toward redefining businesses via mobile innovation. How did you land your current position?
You consider yourself “a technology jack of all trades,” so what have been some of your favorite engineering projects?
What would you consider some of the greatest challenges in your growing career?
You’ve designed a case that brings Android to the iPhone; you’ve installed Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. What other crazy hacks have you concocted?
I built the Android case because there exists great animosity between users of iOS and Android, so it seemed like it would get people talking. It was pretty difficult, mainly because it required significant knowledge in a variety of disciplines. I had to build my own version of Android (not an app, the operating system itself), do some electrical engineering work with regard to the battery/charging, and some "industrial design"/3-D printing for the case itself. If you're looking for more technical info, I recommend checking out this blog post. I plan to release (roughly) one per month—so stay tuned!
Can you offer some advice to aspiring engineers with a passion for technology?
What have you found are the benefits of pursuing a life of technology and engineering?