Eli Hodapp, Editor in Chief of TouchArcade
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, but the flexibility of working online has afforded me the ability to live all over the United States and even Europe. I spend my days managing site content and the team of writers that make up TouchArcade. I also speak at conventions and gaming events from time to time, either giving talks on my own or participating in panels on various topics pertaining to iOS. I camped out for the original iPhone release, and have played a part in iOS gaming since before the launch of the App Store in 2008. I've always had a passion for mobile games of all types, and looking at how far we've come, I can't wait to play an even bigger role in whatever comes next.
I was a web developer and server administrator in a previous life, focusing on enterprise web apps back before anyone even thought of calling them "web apps." I went on to work for startups during the tail-end of the .com bubble, overseeing all levels of enterprise deployment from purchasing and installing the actual hardware in datacenters to training end-users on site before taking a more active role in the business development side of things. I've also worked in the medical software industry, specializing in ANSI 837 electronic claims processing, data security, legacy migration and HIPAA compliance, as well as managing teams of both in-house and foreign outsourced developers.
You can find most of what I'm doing these days here:
- Eli Hodapp @ TouchArcade - Articles I've written for TouchArcade.
- TouchArcade YouTube Channel - Home to our daily "TA Plays" gameplay videos with commentary.
- The TouchArcade Show - A semiweekly video games (usually iOS) podcast.
- Here's the map to my oubliette. - A travel blog of sorts.
- My Yelp Profile - I'm surprisingly active on Yelp.
I'm always interested in speaking opportunities, or really any chance to improve on or contribute to the iOS ecosystem on whatever level I can whether that's directly interacting with developers, users, or anything in between. If you've got something in mind that you think I can help with, feel free to get in touch with me regardless of how crazy it might be. In fact, crazy is usually right up my alley.
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