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Joey DeVilla
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Attended Queen's University
Lives in Tampa, FL
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Candidate who acts like 12-year-old has LITERAL 12-year-old running campaign in Colorado. And no, this isn't The Onion.
Weston Imer, 12, is in charge of the operation where volunteers will gather and help get out the vote in one of Colorado's most populous counties.
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Today's big task: record and narrate a whole mess o' training videos.
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Many of us have had one miserable family vacation that we didn't want to go on, and maybe were one or two big mood swings away from this teenager's solution.
There's an entire category of young adult novels whose plots center around going on a no-fun vacation with the parental units, and hilarity ensues. If you're
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In this second installment in this series on date/time programming in Swift, I cover a class necessary for user interaction: DateFormatter, which converts Dates to Strings and Strings to Dates to Strings.
Click the diagram to see it at full size. In the previous article in this series, we looked at three key structs for date and time programming in Swift:
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Trumped.
Thanks to Domenic Romano for the find!
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Join me, Anitra, and the accordion in downtown Tampa tomorrow for beer, barbecue, and Bulbasaurs!
If you like playing Pokémon Go (or have been meaning to find out what the fuss is all about), meeting up with your fellow Tampanians, beer and great barbecue
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...namely, Whisk(e)y and bacon. Now my communications needs have been met — I just have to wait for the over-the-air update to come out for my Moto G4.
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If you've ever worked in one, you'll understand.
One of the Cooper Review's many dead-on observations about office life.
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Between the leader of Florida's Black Republican Caucus escorted from a rally because of...well, you know, thinking that we have "the Zika" under control, and face-eating fans, he's helping make Florida Florida again.
Secret Service escorts leader of Florida's Black Republican Caucus from Trump rally because...well, you know why. Sean P. Jackson must love uphill battles:
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Click the image to see it at full size. An important reminder in the time of Trump. Photo circulated by Punx.uk — thanks to Liz Lawley for the find!
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Great stuff written by my friends: Rachel tells you to Take the Damn Coffee, Hilary will teach you how to put your best foot forward at conferences, and Alec is trying to get his employees to go with their gut. It's all worthwhile reading!
A number of my friends have written things that I think are worth reading, so I'm sharing them here. Read, enjoy, and please help spread the word! Take t
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I'm working on getting a venue for the next Tampa iOS meetup, we're saying goodbye to a co-organizer as she's moving to San Francisco, and I'm asking members if they'd like to expand the meetup to include Android and IoT.
It's been a couple of months since the last Tampa iOS Meetup, and with summer drawing to a close and iOS 10 coming very soon, it's time to kick things back
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Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and developer, tech evangelist, blogger and casual hacker
Employment
  • GSG
    Platform Evangelist / Partner Technical Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Comprehensive Technology Solutions / Define! Mobility
    Chief Technology Officer, 2012 - 2013
  • Shopify
    Platform Evangelist, 2011 - 2012
  • Microsoft
    Developer Evangelist, 2008 - 2011
  • b5media
    Nerd Wrangler, 2008 - 2008
  • TSOT (Toronto's Worst-Run Startup Ever)
    Senior Developer, 2007 - 2008
  • Tucows
    Technical Evangelist, 2003 - 2007
  • His Own Bad Self
    Chief Programmer, 2002 - 2003
  • OpenCola
    Director of Developer Relations, 2000 - 2002
  • Datapanik Software Systems
    Chief Programmer, 1997 - 2000
  • Mackerel Interactive Multimedia
    Chief Programmer, 1996 - 1997
  • Mackerel Interactive Multimedia
    Programmer, 1995 - 1996
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Tampa, FL
Previously
Toronto, Canada - Manila, Philippines - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - San Francisco, CA - Kingston, ON Canada - Ottawa, Canada
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Tampa, FL
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Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and evangelist at large, casual software developer, blogger, storyteller and all-round bon vivant.
Introduction
Oh yes, this is the correct Joey. I'm a damned entertaining person to have in one your circles.

I'm the platform evangelist/partner technical analyst for GSG, a mobile/telecom management platform company. I used to be the CTO for Comprehensive Technology Solutions, a mobile consultancy with clients like Rogers Telecommunications. Previously, I was Shopify's Tech Evangelist, and before that, Microsoft's Most Dangerous Developer Evangelist. If you'd like to go further back, see the Employment section of my profile.

I'm a rock and roll accordion player. I fell into it by accident when I discovered that the accordion was a device for turning music into adventure. Or at least free beer. Hence the nickname -- given to me, I didn't make it up -- "Accordion Guy".

I've lots more to say, and if you add me to your circles, you'll hear it. In the meantime, here's something about me that I hope you'll find entertaining:

Back in high school, after reading Space-Time and Beyond for the umpteenth time and drinking one too many zombies with my friend Henry, we came up with a theory:

In the infinite set of universes, there had to exist a particular universe in which the events in our lives were being watched as a TV show.

We then made a solemn vow to live the kind of life that got high ratings.

This is the continuation of that story.

Bragging rights
I'm the accordion player with the second-most appearances on MuchMusic (the leader is Weird Al). I came up with a really clever use for the P=NP problem. I have successfully annoyed four high-level Microsoft execs. I make near-death look good.
Education
  • Queen's University
    Computer Science, 1987 - 1994
  • North Albion Collegiate Institute
    High School, 1986 - 1987
  • De La Salle College "Oaklands"
    Jr. High / High School, 1980 - 1986
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Male
Birthday
November 5
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
Jose Martin deVilla, Accordion Guy, Doctor Mad Money Billz
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