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Ankur Patel

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Ankur Patel
🏡 ResidenceNew Jersey
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Dollar and Cent Swift library
🌐 Websiteencoredevlabs.com

Ankur Patel is a software engineer, author[1] and inventor[2] who is better known for the creation of Dollar and Cent Swift library.[3] Ankur is active in the open source community[4] and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and events.

Ankur has participated in Coding for Community[5] which is a civic tech competition hosted by Sustainable Jersey. His team called Encore Dev Labs helped out Maplewood Township with a problem they have in their public schools and won first place in the competition.[6] Ankur and his wife helped out the township by building a temperature monitoring system for the school that would map the temperature in real time and using this the Green Team of Maplewood were able to reduce their energy consumption in the school.[7]


Ankur is author of two book on the subject of programming. Learning Swift, Building an iOS Game[8], is one of the books he co-authored which dives into core topics in Swift and teachers readers how to a 2D platform game using Swift and SpriteKit. He is also the author of Hand-On Full-Stack Development with Swift[9], which cover several new topics in Swift after it was open sourced in December of 2015 and walks the reader through building an iOS app with a full stack backend written entirely in Swift.

Ankur has also published a developer journeyBuild a cognitive news search and trends web app using Node.js and the Watson Discovery service</ref> which teaches readers how to use IBM's Watson APIs to build intelligent consumer facing applications. He has also written several blog posts for IBM on different topics as well.Articles written by Ankur Patel for IBM</ref>


Ankur has co-invented a technique for training a system that can determine accurate location of a user when in an indoor environment using signal strength of nearby wifi access points. The patent was published as part of his Senior Project while studying at Rochester Institute of Technology.[10]

Speaking Events[edit]

Ankur has been invited to speak at several events. He has spoken at the Sustainable Jersey Summit[11] where he spoke about the importance of community members being involved in helping their municipalities with technology needs to help solve their municipality's problems. He had also been invited to speak at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference held in Atlantic City on November 2017[12] on the topic of getting community members to help out local municipalities via the case study of his personal project and Coding for Community competition.


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