Hi, I’m Max Margolis, an iOS Engineer in San Francisco
My software development career started in college, when I worked summers at a small custom software company writing code for selling and configuring industrial HVAC systems. Then I got heavily into theoretical math for a while, and completed a Ph.D. But in the end, I decided that a career in the “ivory tower” was not for me.
After graduate school, the iPhone happened, and I was fascinated by the possibilities it opened up. I had some ideas for apps and decided to learn Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. I read books, took online courses, and attended a Big Nerd Ranch boot camp. I also learned a ton from the many brilliant people I met at the famous NSCoder meetup in Chicago, where I was living. This foundation propelled me to build two apps on my own, TimePrimes, and ArtNote. Both projects have included responsibility for the entire app development lifecycle.
In 2019 I worked at Topology Eyewear, an innovative startup with a Swift codebase. At Topology, I was part of a cohesive team that built complex software very quickly.
My next project was a second art-focused app called Chiaro. That is still in development while I work on sourcing art for it.
Currently I am working at Quilt, a very exciting audio-social startup. Our dev team is small, but we are punching above our weight by leveraging technologies like SwiftUI and Appollo GraphQL.