Behind the gokit Scenes: Andre Barnes & Terrance Gaines
CEO Hajj Flemings, Biz Dev Wayne Sutton, and advisor Hank Williams have been holding down gokit in a major way in the past couple of months. From the NewME Accelerator program, to the upcoming CNN “Black in America” segment. They have been making the rounds, spreading the word, and representing gokit to the fullest.
BUT, they are only a portion of team gokit, so allow me to complete the cipher and re-introduce the remaining founding members of our team:
Software Engineer: Andre Barnes (Twitter: @DreBarnes)
Not only does Andre’ bring a wealth of programming knowledge to the gokit team, he is a problem solver at heart. As an online identity platform, gokit answers the “where can I find out ALL about you in one location” question that many people currently can’t answer in one clear and concise statement, and Andre’s skills helps gokit answer the question “How can we make finding out ALL about you as easy as possible on one platform?” Andre’ hopes that his programming work, along with his project management, business analyst and customer service skills shine through gokit.me and serves as a valuable tool for the myriad of people who will utilize our experience.
Test/Community lead: Terrance Gaines (Twitter: @BrothaTech)
Terrance Gaines has been interested in technology ever since he can remember. He realized his passion for technology of all kinds when he worked at an electronics store selling Audio/Video gear to make some money during college. As a result of his love for tech, he was exalted as the “Tech Guy” by family and friends. Terrance always stayed on top of the latest tech trends for his own personal enjoyment, and on the side, would inform those around him on how to use technology to empower their lives.
Using his techie background and unique writing skills, Terrance writes about the latest technology trends, and works with individuals and small businesses for the sole purpose of assisting those who want to embrace all that technology has to offer, but are not sure where to start or who to trust. Even though Terrance was the last man in during the “Founder’s Dinner” that spawned gokit™ during the SXSW 2011 Conference, he felt he had to be a part of the start of something great in the gokit.me online identity platform, and offered his technology insight and writing ability as a Content Strategist, Test & Community Lead; achieving business goals by maximizing the impact of content.
You may not see us on stage at your local conference, or on TV (be sure to tune in to CNN tonight @ 8pm, est), but we are working hard behind the scenes to make sure our identity platform is top-notch. Stay tuned for the latest news and continue to sign up for and spread the word about gokit.