Joe LeBlanc

Special guest

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 (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.

Joe LeBlanc has been a guest on 1 episode.