Derrick Garvin is the Founder and CEO of PoetCode, which produces award winning Transmedia apps on mobile devices, integrating books, games, tv and movies in highly immersive and interactive applications. Derrick is also the creator and award winning author for PoetCode's franchise Transmedia app, The Dynasty of the Magi, known as "Harry Potter in the Hood". Dynasty of the Magi has Won the 2012 Publishing Innovation Award, Best Multimedia project, and eLiterature award in Popular culture, Multimedia, and Fantasy.
Derrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Economics, United States Naval Academy and served as Navy Pilot in the United States Navy on both Active Duty and Reserve. Derrick was also the Business Development Officer for high-tech startup company General Finance Service (GFS). He is currently a professional commercial pilot with over 10,000 hours of flight time and serves as a Mentor at Mildred Barry Garvin elementary school in East Orange N.J. where he developed the concepts for this story from his experiences mentoring at-risk youths in the gang territory of his hometown, East Orange, NJ.