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Joey DeVilla
Worked at GSG
Attended Queen's University
Lives in Tampa, FL
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This time last year, a friend asked me for help with his Java homework. By “help” he really meant “do the whole assignment for me”. I did it, because he was overburdened and needed the assist, and it paid off in an unexpectedly big way.
Another of my goals for this year is to considerably raise my proficiency with a programming language I thought I’d never use again, despite its ubiquit
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What’s up for me in 2017, as far as my work at Smartrac is concerned? Have a read.
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Someone please remind me why we even let Todd hang out with us in the first place.
Click the photo to see it at full size. Someone please remind me why we even let Todd hang out with us in the first place. Found via Steve Suckington.
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Current situation.
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That’s right: I spent the morning after a pleasantly boozy New Year’s Eve doing programming and math. Because that’s how I roll.
"2017" in balloons at my local Publix. This is as well as I could arrange and photograph them before the people in charge of the balloons shoo'd me away. Hap
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This one's for all of you who've worked with live or recorded sound.
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If you’ve ever worked on a group project (especially a school or volunteer project), this situation in this comic will be painfully familiar.
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This is SO how I'm setting up my next office.
Click the image to see it in its full 1970s glory. The illustration above comes from Volume 3 of Understanding Human Behavior, a 24-volume series of books pu
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Today's comic of the day comes from the darkly funny Emily Flake. Thanks to Tony Pierce for the find!
The next four years will be terrible for all sorts of people in the U.S., but a gold mine for New Yorker cartoonists. This one was drawn by Emily Flake, who
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What did it take to subdue the dog? Sing it to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”, starting with the “5 gold rings” part:

A stabbing in the head and neck,
a beanbag gun,
a taser,
a catch pole,
…and a cartridge in a trank gun!

With the exception of a couple of relatively chilly days, it’s been a warmer-than-usual December here in Tampa. The last thing a dog here needs is a sweater.
Click the photo to experience the Florida Dog story at full size. Perhaps the Guerrero family were setting themselves up for trouble when they named their p
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Hey, it worked for Trump...
* Note to TSA, in case they're reading: Not really. Found via Ian Bremmer, via Lisa Goldman.
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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
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
November 5
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
Jose Martin deVilla, Accordion Guy, Doctor Mad Money Billz
Work
Occupation
Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and developer, tech evangelist, blogger and casual hacker
Employment
  • GSG
    Platform Evangelist / Partner Technical Analyst, 2014 - 2016
  • 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
  • Smartrac
    Technology Evangelist, 2016 - present
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Currently
Tampa, FL
Previously
Toronto, Canada - Manila, Philippines - Boston, MA - Philadelphia, PA - San Francisco, CA - Kingston, ON Canada - Ottawa, Canada
Contact Information
Home
Phone
+1.813.330.9053
Email
Address
Tampa, FL
Work
Phone
+1.813.330.9053
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