About me ...

 André Lessa

Here's a little something about me. I was born in Brazil. When I was about 11 years old, I became very interested in software development right after being introduced to Sinclair Spectrum and MSX computer systems. Also around that time, after watching a very cool movie called War Games I became really intrigued with online computing and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). One year later, I was writing programs in Basic and Pascal just for fun and I am pretty sure I was one of the first kids in Brazil to have an actual modem device (a 300bps one) back in 1987.

In 1992, I went to UVA/RJ and in 1995 I graduated with a bachelors in computer science. With my degree in hands, almost immediatelly, I was accepted at PUC/RJ University and graduated in early 1998 with an advanced degree in Analysis, Project and Management of IT Systems.

Around December of 1998, in the mist of the (first?) Internet bubble, I got a job offer to move to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While living here in the burgh, I've worked for a lot of amazing companies: Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivísimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Between 2012 and 2014, I founded and took Meaningfy from concept to production while going through two startup accelerators. In March 2014 I co-founded OnlyBoth.

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