Hi, I'm Joe. What's there to say about me? There's a lot, but I'll try and have some of my favorite quotes speak for me.
People aren’t dumb, the world is hard.
— Richard Thaler
Use your intuition to ask questions, not to answer them.
— John Ousterhout
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou
Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.
— Fred Rogers
Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
— Anonymous Greek proverb
I guess the only thing that really says about me is that I'm the kind of person who saves quotes they find meaningful. When I write on the internet it shows up on the homepage (cause I own this website), but I keep a list of the my favorite posts here. All those words aside, mostly I'm living my days trying to prove that you can get ahead in this world through kindness and consideration, while bringing others along with you.
You can follow my writing using RSS, or by subscribing to a newsletter version of my blog. There's no spam and I promise not to email you anything other than my posts, it's just a way for you to read my writing wherever's most comfortable for you.
I recently left Twitter where I was a senior mobile engineer. That's a fancy way of saying I worked on their iPhone app, specifically on the Health Client team. We focused on building product experiences to minimize misinformation, disinformation, abuse, and harassment to improve civic integrity and public discourse.
Outside of work I spend time volunteering. Nowadays I find myself hosting virtual office hours for underrepresented people in STEM. If you're not sure this is for you, here are some of my favorite testimonials 🥰. Folks seem to think they're rather helpful, so if that sounds like something you're interested in, please sign up and say hi. 1
In my free time I enjoy working on side projects that help me grow creatively. Some are fun, some are dumb, some help me learn, but all of them mean something to me and have shaped me into who I am today. And of course free time wouldn't be much without leisure, I like to unwind by biking around NYC, running, watching too much TV, and reading all kinds of books under the sun (sometimes in the sun).
If you're looking to hire me, well I've got bad news for you, I'M UNHIRABLE! That's because I'm currently very happy, not because I have awful personality traits. But if you want a resume here's the latest one. There's a good chance it's out of date, so it may be worth checking LinkedIn for something that may also be out of date, but probably less so.
By now you've figured out my secret, I like quotes. So I'll leave you with a few more that mean a lot to me.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
— Dolly Parton
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
— Winston Churchill
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’m interested in things that could only have come from my head, that grow out of some strange interest that I have a history with.
— Omar Rizwan
Joe Fabisevich is an indie developer creating software at Red Panda Club Inc. while writing about design, development, and building a company. Formerly an iOS developer working on societal issues @Twitter.
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If you'd like to know more, wanna talk, or need some advice, feel free to sign up for office hours, I'm very friendly. 🙂