Allan Pead

Software Engineer, IoT, and Mobile in Cape Town

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I am a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP, Microsoft Azure MVP, Xamarin MVP, Xamarin Premier Consultant Partner, Architect, Software Developer, Organizer and sponsor of the Cape Town Microsoft Developer User Group, organizer and sponsor of the Durban Microsoft Developer User Group, co-organizer of the Gauteng Microsoft Developer User's group, and father of 2. Super honored and proud to be the first Xamarin MVP in Africa!

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having run my own commercial software projects since school days, I have gained the ability to marry business vision with technical implementations to create practical solutions. I believe you need to be on top of your game and in touch with rapidly advancing technology at all times to be able to deliver modern solutions users will love.

While mobile development is not the only type of development I’m involved in, the love for technology (and gadgets of all descriptions) instills a particular passion in me for the mobile space. I am very happy to be in a position where my passion and hobby is also my day job. I spend my free time assisting the community globally on Xamarin, IoT and .NET projects, dabbling in the electronics space, and generally building things that are fun and interest me. I am actually an electrical engineer turned software developer fighting to return. :)

When away from the keyboard, I enjoy travelling, experiencing nature and seeing the world through the eyes of my “mini-me's” Dylan and Michael.

  • Work
    • CTO at AD Software Systems
  • Education
    • Electrical engineering
    • MCPD
    • Xamarin University