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Joey DeVilla
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Attended Queen's University
Lives in Tampa, FL
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Ain't that the truth.
In two photos, one from Jurassic World and one inspired by it, here's the difference between what many clients want and what they're willing to pay: Found vi
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Or the look of surprise when asking about what the budget is for a position.
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This one time? In Toronto? I took my accordion and helped two American women get married. And hey, they did better at it than I did.
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Just wonderful :-)
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There's spiteful, then there's "taking a cheap shot at the ol' ball and chain in a likely-to-be-historical document" spiteful.
If you want to see a person's true character, just pay attention to what they do and say when thwarted, frustrated, or disappointed. Case in point: Here's a
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I've posted the cover page of this comic before, but I'd never seen the full comic ad for accordions until today. You might think that the comic's stretching the truth when it says the accordion is life-changing, but for me, the accordion has helped me land a couple of jobs, meet more than my share of ladies, and even (literally!) saved my ass in US customs.
This 1950's comic book advertisement is pretty much my life after May 1, 1999, the day I first took the accordion out on the streets:
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So, you weaponizing your accordion to protect your ass at the US border?
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I'm impressed by how calm and collected the cat was. I know some humans who would've totally lost it had they been in the same situation.
An ultralight pilot had to cut his flight short when he found that his flying club's cat mascot had stowed away in the wing. It's all captured in the video ab
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Of all the qualities I got from dad, putting the "Asian" in "Rabelaisian" is my favorite.
I inherited a lot of Dad's qualities. He loved to speak in public, work the room, tell jokes and stories, and hold court. He was driven to set things right
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The joys of last-minute business travel.
Graphic created by The Cooper Review. Click the graphic to see the source. I'm making a last-minute flight to Boston to visit the GSG mothership for a second
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For you punctuation perfectionists. COME ON EVERYBODY!
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"COME ON, EVERYBODY!" 
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Seriously, trolling the Cancer Society? Ballsy! Good luck!
This appeared on my LinkedIn feed this morning: In the end, the only reason LinkedIn has stayed a social networking site for professionals is that its
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There's a reason why there's a #CrimingWhileWhite  hashtag.
Kill nine people in an attempt to start a race war but you're white and hungry? That's okay, we'll get you some Burger King. That's #CrimingWhileWhite! Walk
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That last 2% always accounts for 98% of my wait time.
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"But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and
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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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+1.813.330.9053
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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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