Joe first learned to code on a Zenith computer his dad brought home from work. It had this built-in blue LCD monitor and ran on 5 1/4" floppy disks. He used spreadsheets for work and Joe was interested. They spent about an hour going over macros together and Joe took off from there.
Long after the Zenith died (a horrific tale involving a misplaced envelope and ventilation slats), the open-source content management system Joomla! landed in the center of his attention. Joe found himself writing a book about Joomla programming, authoring video tutorials about Joomla for lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), giving Joomla talks, and helping organize Joomla conferences.
Since his time in the Joomla community, he’s picked up Node, Rails, React, and other frameworks. Joe is currently coding at True Link Financial and working on a few hobby-projects as well.
July 8th, 2020 | 41 mins 48 secs
In this episode, Joe LeBlanc talks about having hospitality on and offline, the fact that it's time for us to stop acting like we are getting access to social media for free, owning your identity & data, protecting children’s identity & data, and the movement to reclaim our data.