Our Weekend Coder series is a weekly series of posts from developer Brian Scheirer. The series targets "weekend coders" and anyone developing for the BlackBerry 10 platform. The posts are geared around quick tutorials to help any developers - from beginners to full-timers.

Brian has been a software developer for the past 7.5 years where he has mostly written online math/science homework algorithms. If you have taken any college math classes and your teacher assigned you homework online, you may have seen his work. He recently started coding mobile apps when Cascades was launched.

Since then he attended Jam Americas and hosted a session at Jam Europe in February 2013 and BlackBerry Live 2013 in Orlando. Brian is also a member of the BlackBerry Developer Elite. He has been a BlackBerry user since 2007, first with a few Pearls then some Bolds and now a Limited Edition BlackBerry Z10.