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Joey DeVilla
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Florida woman Michelle Van Etten (she lives in a suburb of Tampa) gave a rambling speech on Wednesday night at the RNC, and it reveals a lot about the people drawn in by the Trumpster Fire's warming glow.
Florida woman Michelle Van Etten's speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was such a rambling mess that the ABC affiliate station that posted
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Pokémon Go presents an opportunity for app developers to take advantage of the craze by building complementary apps for Pokémon players. Here's the state of the market and a couple of starting points.
Pokémon Go is the number one app for iOS and Android [via Polygon] On Friday, Apple confirmed that Pokémon Go got more downloads in its first week than a
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If you were looking for an easy way to learn the basics of React programming, check out the live-coding presentation I recently gave at Tampa Code Camp!
I had the opening presentation in the "Miscellaneous and Open Source" track of Tampa Code Camp 2016, which took place on July 16th. My presentation was titled
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Gotta catch 'em all, after all.
That's a portable battery pack that he's hooked up to his smartphone.
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STAIR 1 ROOF ACCESS!
My inner Freud just yelled out "Gott in Himmel!" To my young friends who are into women but are still new at the "rumpy-pumpy" thing: stair 1 roof access
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We've all used software like this. Some of us have made software like this.
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Watch it to the end, because the last guy is high-larious.
If their motto is “Make America great again”, it stands to reason that there was a time when America was great. So The Daily Show sent out people to ask
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In case you're reading this post years from now and wondering what this is all about, here's the explanation.
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PHRASING!
I assume they meant “please use the bathrooms for the disabled”, but you never know — I am personally acquainted with people who are into the sort of th
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Good thing I can fall back on my good looks, radio voice, and accordion playing to impress the ladies.
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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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