Convex Champions

Champions use Convex to build fast, reliable, and dynamic apps. They support our thriving community through product feedback, design suggestions, and content.

Meet the Champions

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Mike Cann

Mike Cann is a veteran software developer having worked in the industry for multiple decades. He has been primarily a games developer, notably he was one of the lead client developers and founding members of Playdemic. Since then he has worked at numerous startups in the Blockchain and AI space.

Currently he is the Co-founder and CTO of Gangbusters and is hard at work with a small team bringing their hit web game BattleTabs to mobile.

Find out more about Michael and keep up to date with his happenings on his blog: https://mikecann.co.uk/

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Gorka

Web developer React/Rescript. Worked at 4 startups in California and now I build the software infrastructure for 3 businesses in the construction industry. Bullish on Convex.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

"An intuitive, full-blown modern ERP/CRM/Product Configurator for Window manufacturing that will be connected to CNC machines, cutter, and other workflows."

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RJ

RJ is an ex-startup founder and current founding engineer at GlobeCommerce (https://globecommerce.co). He’s a largely self-taught programmer with experience across the stack and with a broad range of technologies and paradigms.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

"I always thought it would be neat to build a vocab-learning app which presents you with a word and its definition, and then tests you along various dimensions to reinforce your understanding of the nuances of that word's usage and connotation. Most vocab-learning apps just present you such information to learn passively, rather than drilling you on e.g. when you should use this word vs another, similar word, or teaching and then testing you on a word's etymology."

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MapleLeaf

10+ year hobbyist software dev with 5 years in the professional space, mainly focused on web dev and React, currently on the Astro UI team. Anime lover, rhythm gamer, TTRPG nerd, and sometimes music producer.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

"It feels like all of the good app ideas have already been built, but more games in the web space would be cool."

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Omar

Omar is a 'full stack artisan' specializing in product and brand design, with a deep understanding of technical infrastructure, market dynamics, and growth strategies. Currently, he leads Multiplicity, a new digital venture studio exploring organizational design for digital businesses in the era of AI. His contributions to the Ethereum digital art scene have garnered international attention, with features and mentions in VICE, The Atlantic, Forbes, Harper's Bazaar, Boing Boing, Esquire, Creative Bloq, and more.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

"I plan on building it on Convex! An AI agent that facilitates online debates by reinforcing intellectual rigor between contestants in real time. Say goodbye to strawmen and red herrings, and say hello to enlightenment."

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Mikael

I lead the development of Shorty and Number Nation, leveraging my experience as a founder and product expert. Shorty is backed by BootstrapLabs, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on applied artificial intelligence. My entrepreneurial achievements include founding Witsbits, which emerged as a pioneer in cloud-managed server virtualization and was acquired by ClearCenter. We are building Shorty on Convex.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

"A hacker worthy accounting software?"

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Shawn Erquhart

Product engineer, worked for some startups. Done learning new frameworks, it's all Expo + Convex 'til the bots take over.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

Almost done building it, launching soon :)

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Hosna Qasmei

Hosna is a software engineer based in Los Angeles, California. She's working on ProjectPlannerAI, a platform that helps developers keep their side projects on track. Other than building side projects, she also makes YouTube videos about web & mobile development.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

I'd love an app that quizzes me about my friends and family. It would be cool to see how well I really know them and learn new stuff, making our bonds even stronger.

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Varun

Varun Singh is a second-year Computer Science student at the University of Maryland-College Park, deeply engaged with the Convex platform since discovering it at a hackathon. He is the creator of HOPSCOTCH, an innovative app that aims to extend the concept of social coding events to various hobbies, leveraging Convex to enhance his development process significantly. Varun is passionate about software design, actively participates in the Convex community, and is enthusiastic about the platform's future innovations.

What’s your favorite app idea you’ve always wanted to see built?

The app I'm building, HOPSCOTCH, an innovative app that aims to extend the concept of social coding events to various hobbies.

Have a question? Reach out to us on Discord, we’d love to talk.

Champions are

  • Active participants in the Discord community
  • Creators of Convex apps or content that features Convex
  • Active users that provide product feedback
  • Ambassadors of the product, spreading the word when relevant

Champions perks

  • Early previews to new features
  • AMAs with leadership
  • Exclusive Swag
  • Sponsored trips to conferences
  • Opportunity to give product feedback
  • Complimentary Professional Plan for one team*
  • Private Discord connecting all champions

How to join

Are you interested in joining the Convex Developer Champions Program? If you’re an active member of our Discord community we’d love to hear from you. Complete the application form and a member from the Convex team will follow-up.

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