Director of Technical Services / Founder
“One of the favorite parts of my job is learning about clients’ business and coming up with solutions to the issues they face.”
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. Fast forward to now, years after helping found Blend Interactive, Joe serves as Director of Technical Services at Blend, which involves leading productino-related IT efforts outside of development, from cloud hosting to deployment workflow.
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.
Connect with Joe
- Joe Kepley
- Jan. 31 2015
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.
- Apr. 02 2013
The board is responsible for maintaining a set of core values, helping to steer long-term direction, and serving the needs of the overall eZ Publish Community.