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Joey DeVilla
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Not long now...
Well, the wedding is this Saturday. The big stuff's been dealt with: the venue was secured months ago, and we've had all the relevant conversations with majo
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I love how they fixed these broken editorial cartoons.
First, let's look at some editorial cartoons covering Net Neutrality in which the cartoonist is either misguided or misleading: Luckily for us, s
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An interesting thing to come out of Redmond: a "cheat sheet" showing how a lot of Swift code can easily be translated into C#. Pretty good for its intended audience, but also good for .NET developers looking to try writing iOS apps in Swift.
Here's something a little different: a "Rosetta Stone"-style poster that shows you how to move from Swift to C#, courtesy of Microsoft. The languages do be
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Fixed that -- thanks for letting me know!
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All memes and no life makes Jack a twisted boy. Found via Trish Thornton.
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When I saw this picture frame, my first thought was "Wow. I really do live in the South."
I saw this frame while looking around the local discount stores for some last-minute wedding decorations. It's a popular belief that the Southern US is a
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In this report from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: BlackBerry says that their turnaround is “ahead of schedule”, SanDisk announce a number of interesting new storage options, and we’re there!
The turnaround is ahead of schedule, says BlackBerry CEO John Chen. turn-around. “We are a little ahead of our two-year turnaround and strategy,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen at a briefing outside Mobile World Congress. “The company financially is stabilizing. We made a little bit of money last ...
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NOT A EUPHEMISM.
And by "bleaching clamshells," I'm not speaking euphemistically (a la this not-safe-for-work scene from Bridesmaids) this, but literally. They're table deco
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Scenes from MVC2015: Mark Zuckerberg assures carriers that Facebook, its messaging services and its broadband project are no threat to them, Huawei surprises with their smartwatch, and your chance to meet with GSG at MWC.
Zuckerberg's MWC keynote: friendly overtures for the carriers, boredom for the audience. zuckerberg - i come in peace. In his keynote panel at Mobile World Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his approach and made friendly overtures to carriers. Their relationship with his company has ...
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I've had hangovers like this.

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A quick look at what's happening at the world's largest mobile device convention in Barcelona.
The mobile world's attention is turning to Barcelona this week, as it's time once again for the annual Mobile World Congress, where the world's mobile device and wireless service vendors parade their latest wares to nearly 80000 attendees who come from all over the world.
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I see gold and white, myself.
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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
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Toronto, Canada - Manila, Philippines - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - San Francisco, CA - Kingston, ON Canada - Ottawa, Canada
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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
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In a relationship
Other names
Jose Martin deVilla, Accordion Guy, Doctor Mad Money Billz
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