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Joey DeVilla
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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.
Rock and roll accordion-playing mobile technologist and evangelist at large, casual software developer, blogger, storyteller and all-round bon vivant.

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In today’s Toronto Star, there’s a glowing writeup of Dr. Eileen deVilla, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health (and my sister!) covering her excellent track record and years of service. Toronto is in good hands, and I couldn’t be more proud!

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The “bootcamp”-style programming school The Iron Yard is closing down all its branches, including the wildly successful Tampa Bay branch in St. Pete.

Here, the Iron Yard is more than just a “bootcamp”-style coding school; it’s the social heart and soul of the tech scene on the St. Pete side of the Bay. They’ve done right by us — it’s now our turn to do right by them.

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From 2016 to 2017, the number of girls taking the AP computer science exam doubled. For non-Asian minorities, the same number for the same time period TRIPLED.

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Sunday morning of our vacation started with a walking tour of South Beach’s art deco buildings.

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I couldn’t stop laughing at the teaser trailer for “The Disaster Artist”, James Franco’s film about the making of “The Room”. What they did with the “Oh hi, Mark!” rooftop scene was perfect.
http://www.joeydevilla.com/2017/07/18/the-teaser-trailer-for-the-disaster-artist-is-perfect/
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I’m groaning and laughing at the same time.

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What happened between February 20, 2017, when my previous manager said he had some bad news, and July 13, 2017, when I signed my contract for my new job at Sourcetoad? A LOT.

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Every week, I compile a list of events for techies, developers, and tech entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

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Watch Sarah Lacy’s must-see Startup Fest closing keynote on Silicon Valley’s toxic “bro culture”, and hear the podcast that was practically the keynote’s dress rehearsal.
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