The first website Joe ever visited was actually a CERN page. He thinks it was sometime in ‘93 or ‘94, and he did it on his Amiga 500. It had a 600 baud modem. It was text based. It was a long cry from what he’d be tackling over twenty years later.
That’s probably why Joe’s first intent was to work with computer graphics or video games. The web hadn’t quite taken off when he entered college, but after a few run-ins with HTML and Unix, the student was hooked and it was off to the races. Now, Joe serves as chief technical officer at Blend, which involves assisting in day-to-day projects and helping plan large scale development implementations.
His goal every day is to continually improve the experience for both the team at Blend and the clients we partner with. Updating and improving our methods through new processes and tools. Learning from project to project what can make the company — and the industry as a whole — a little better. Taking a client’s pain points and turning into something we can be proud of.
There’s a guitar on the wall in Joe’s office — another, more physical technology that he’s begun trying to tackle. Until then, there’s a good chance he’s already working through something hairy on the web — making music out of bits of code all the while.
Blobs. Chunks. WYSIWYG vs. structured content. There are two ends to the spectrum, and we discuss how to land somewhere in the middle, providing a quality editing experience while still keeping the constructs of structured content front and center.
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