Summary

  • 20+ years experience developing and managing enterprise level projects for Fortune 500 companies.
  • 15+ years in web development and related technologies.
  • Helped bootstrap the tech community in Los Angeles.
  • High-end clientele from the following industries: {Entertainment, Wall Street, Big Pharma, Telcos, Search, Startups}
  • Active advisory board member of Zendcon and Semtech.

Technical Skills

Mac, Unix, Windows, PHP, Zend Framework, Lithium (li3), Python, Django,  MySQL, SAS, Regex, Apache, Sed, Awk, Perl, Bash, JavaScript, jQuery, MooTools, Semantic Web technologies, NetKernel, Cloud, AWS

Objective

Use website-scaling and community-building experience to consult on behalf of companies looking to either scale or evangelize their technology.

IMPORTANT: How to contact me.

Principals: please gmail me @ joedevon.Recruiters: I usually deal only with principals, with the exception of a couple of recruiters that I already have a relationship with. If you want to connect with tech professionals, I would suggest getting listed with one of our meetups.

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Open Source Community Organizer

LA Tech Meetups
  • Founder LAPHP, LAMySQL, LASemWeb, LAWebSpeed, SoCal Community Organizers List;
  • Invited panelist at Semtech 2011 in San Francisco;
  • Arrived in Los Angeles to a weak and poorly organized tech community;
  • Bootstrapped tech usergroups, taking joint meetups from less than 10 people in a coffee shop, to encouraging the best members to head up their own communities;
  • Just 3 years later, Los Angeles now has tech meetups every night, often with 150+ attendees;
  • Notable speakers:Rasmus Lerdorf, then-Facebook DBA Chris Schneider, first Zend Framework lead Bill Karwin, Amazon evangelists Jeff Barr and Jinesh Varia, founder of CakePHP and Lithium Garrett Woodworth, one of the first MySQL employees Antony Curtis, creator of Sphinx search Andrew Aksyonoff, CSS guru Tim Wright, renowned Semantic Web speaker Brian Sletten, Yahoo!'s Peter Mika presenting “Search Monkey” and BOSS, Zend evangelist Kevin Schroeder, MySQL Community Team Leader Giuseppe Maxia.
2001 - Present

Principal/Independent Consultant

D. Consulting

For Fox Digital Media:For AmericanIdol.com:For other clients:

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1995 - Present

Co-founder

Simple Solutions

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1996 - 2001

Senior Consultant & Project Leader

Predictive Systems (PRDS)

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1995 - 1996

Manager of Tech Support & Q/A

Compassware Development

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1993 - 1995

Co-founder

Windsor International

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1992 - 1993

Programmer

European Gem Labs

  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.
1990 - 1992

Programmer

Crown Development
  • Hidden. Email with serious inquiry to see detail.

Education

Education
1986 - 1989

Bar Ilan University
1984 - 1986

Yeshiva University