George Stinson

Gatineau, Québec ·

Many people will ask me what I “do”. The answer I like to give is often different from the one they’re seeking. So to get to the point: I’m a software guy for a living and also as a hobby. The latter is what makes me happy while the former pays my bills (and on a good day it also makes me happy). I've spent a decade building software solutions on a variety of platforms. My specialty is mobile development, though I have years of experience also building web solutions in a diverse set of environments, such as WordPress, as well as .NET.

A note for recruiters: while I appreciate all inquiries, I am not interested in relocating or commuting. Particularly given recent events, I am encouraged to see many companies embracing fully digital teams, and those will get my attention first.


Senior Mobile Developer

Distill Mobile

Primarily focused on Android development. More to come!

February 2021 - Present

Staff Software Developer


In my time at AppDirect, I was responsible for six production apps, as well as several proof-of-concept and demo applications. The app capabilities have ranged from real-time chat, to data analytics.

I also did development on microservices written in multiple technologies. This included using Flask (and Python) to set up a RESTful service with Amazon S3 capability.

July 2016 - February 2021

Android Developer

Foko, Inc.

Worked on Foko's mobile solution for visual communication. A bit like Instagram for businesses, with an increasing emphasis on retail.

August 2015 - March 2016

Software Developer

Enthrill, Inc

Worked on Enthrill's unique ebook distribution and DRM system. Also developed and released Enthrill's mobile downloading app.

July 2014 - July 2015

Android Developer


Worked on porting a popular communications app to Android, reaching #1 in the Play Store upon release, with a user base in the hundreds of millions.

May 2013 - January 2014


High Road Comunications

Worked on an array of high-profile client websites and social media solutions. These ranged from full-fledged websites, to Facebook applications.

May 2011 - May 2013


University of Vermont

Bachelor of Arts

September 2001 - May 2005


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Android
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • iOS
  • Swift
  • (And plenty of others... ask if you want to know more)


When I'm not immersed in solving software problems, I'm usually either engaged in some kind of fitness-related activity (cycling, in particular, but also weightlifting), and fancy myself an occasional writer. I've written several novels as part of the annual NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and have a handful of short stories out there.

Beyond this, I’m a fanatic about several other things, things that risk boring the reader if I go into too much detail. But you can expect me to speak often of things like privacy and cryptography, both of which bring one perilously close to discussing politics.

I used to host a blog here, but decided to archive it, as I no longer blog actively. The WordPress export file from those days can be found here.