“Rich Garcia Co-founder of Blyve.com, Live Q&A Platform.
Rich Garcia was born and raised in the South Texas border town of Weslaco, TX.
Born to parents of Mexican descent, he is the 3rd generation in the USA and considers himself fortunate that Spanish was spoken at home. Rich graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
Rich started coding web pages in 1996 and by 2006 he was the lead frontend engineer on the Yahoo! Front Page. He was also the first frontend engineer on My Yahoo!. A seasoned user-interface developer for 18 years, he has created applications for some of the world’s most trafficked sites including Yahoo!, AOL and eBay.
In 2008, he co-founded Blyve.com, a live Q&A Platform that boasts customers such as the LA Times, the U.S. Department of State, and Shell Oil. An internet and social entrepreneur with a passion for technology, he has devised programs that inspire kids to pursue STEM topics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiGyR7fvTlw and https://www.facebook.com/ProjectCangrejo
In 2013, Rich was awarded Silicon Valley Latino Advisory Board Member of the Year for creating the mobile version of SVLatino.com
A “soccer-holic”, he also finds euphoria in performing music, speaking Spanish, fatherhood, and the Fightin’ Texas Aggies.”