Rafael 'Tico' Ballagas

Palo Alto, CA


Birthday: October 19

Category - Are you signing up as... (choose one): Company/Organization

Name of Company (if any): Kindoma

I am a (check all that apply): Software developer, UI/UX designer, Researcher

Which of the following best describes your company/organization (check all that apply): Mobile app development, Web software development

Website link (to your blog or company website): http://kindoma.com

Other website link (other link you would like to share): http://kindoma.com/blog

Twitter handle: kindoma

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/kindoma

Who are you? (brief background/overview about yourself): Dr. Rafael 'Tico' Ballagas is the Co-founder & CEO of Kindoma where he is helping to create products to connect children with their long distance loved ones through reading activities.  Before Kindoma, Tico was at Nokia Research Center where he lead the research and development of a multi-year exploration on technologies to help families read books together at a distance (see http://connectedreading.com).  He earned his Doctorate in computer science at RWTH Aachen University in Germany with a focus on improving the design of pervasive computing experiences, and culminating in the creation of REXplorer, a pervasive game for young tourists that "sounds like magic" (NY Times). He completed his B.S. with highest honors in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, and M.S. from Stanford University.

Why are you interested in Resilience Tech? I care about helping families stay connected. Families always have ups and downs, and having family connections can help you pick yourself back up after you have fallen.

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