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Joey DeVilla
Works at GSG
Attended Queen's University
Lives in Tampa, FL
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Here's another post from my "Spring Cleaning" series, in which I take some posts out of my Drafts folder, finish them, and unleash them upon the interwebs. This one's got all sorts of links about the four-letter-wordiest of four-letter words: WORK.
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Just do a search on YouTube for "fireworks" and "ass", and you'll see just how bored kids get in the suburbs.
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Continuing my "Spring Cleaning" series of blog posts that have been in my Drafts folder for far too long: Weber Cooks, the saddest (and creepiest) cooking show ever.
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Just in time for lunch (at least in the Eastern time zone, anyway): a little web diversion for those of you who love burgers and Zenning (or zoning) out.
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What this morning looked like for me, plus indisputable proof that I am genetically American (which, BTW, I am -- ask my red-headed, blue-eyed cousins in Ohio).
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Continuing my series of "Spring Cleaning" posts -- this one's about bicycling. It's good for you body, it's good for your mind, and it's good for your city. Rob Ford's been lying to you about them (but he lies about everything) -- they make life and cities BETTER!
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How does Air Canada treat a disabled violinist? By stranding him between his arrival gate and Customs with his violin, crutches, and luggage. Will they treat your gate-checked luggage any better? Probably not, if this video is any indicator, which is why some of us refer to the airline as "Mapleflot".
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In this update on the GSG Blog, we look at Google Glass, which became available to any US resident today (as long as they have $1500 plus tax to spare), the Samsung Galaxy S5 feature most of the carriers don’t want you to use, and innovations on the side of the smartphone you normally don’t look at.
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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
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
Jose Martin deVilla, Accordion Guy, Doctor Mad Money Billz
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