These days, Joe leads the development team and technology strategy at UpCity, but he cut his teeth writing code for the Timex Sinclair 1000 💻 in the early 80s. After university 🎓 and stints as a 🕺 and 👨🍳, he returned to his tech roots and still enjoys developing software for real life applications. With more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, Joe is a hands-on developer who has led teams both small and large, most recently at Groupon and IDEO Chicago. Joe enjoys paddleboarding 🏄♂️, 🚵♂️, and other activities that may lead to broken bones 🤕. He lives on a small farm 🚜 in Washington state with his wife 👩🌾, their 🧒🏻🧒🏻🧒🏻 and a bunch of 🐈🐶🐴🐓🐝🐐.