A Closer Look
A bit about me
Joe brings his mix of engineering muscle, business acumen, enthusiasm for challenges, and technical leadership to the helm of Def Method. Before founding DM, Joe spent over a decade as a developer delivering high-quality software solutions spanning government, education, finance and e-commerce.
As the CEO and Founder of Def Method he emulates the brand values of transparency in business operations, trust among the team and partners, and excellence in code.
Joe is co-author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition. Outside of the office, he has helped to build the NYC developer community as lead organizer of GORUCO, a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the New York Founding, and an instructor at General Assembly.
When did you know that you wanted to be a developer?
"I knew I wanted to be a software engineer at about the same time I wrapped up my graduate degree - in cinema studies.
At that point I was 'technical,' building some very basic software for NYU School of Medicine. I loved film, which I studied at night, but my day job was getting more and more interesting.
Finally, I decided that I could always fall back on my degree and pursue film in some form. So why not give this software thing a real shot?
The rest is history."
Projects & Roles
Case Management System for Human Services
Mobile Wallet Software
Developed mobile payment processing tools, administrative portals, custom analytics processes, and APIs for web and mobile application.