James’ route to mobile development was entirely serendipitous. The summer after the third year of his software engineering degree, he thought that iOS didn’t look that hard, and responded to a local start-up’s challenge for potential interns. Two months later, the company offered him a full-time job, so he took a year off from school to do a co-op and learn as much as he could from his co-workers. This impressive performance may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with James’ stellar middle school career, during which he earned a number of token awards and participation trophies. When no one is looking, James flies a little Hubsan quadcopter around the Roundhouse. You’ll find him on lazy Sundays on a patio, reading Catch-22 for the fifth time.