Joe Duncko

Joe Duncko

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@JoeDuncko | /in/JoeDuncko | /JoeDuncko

My goal is to use technology to create products that make people's lives easier, simpler, and more fun.

Experience

Chief Executive Officer @
The Event Discovery Company
Youngstown, Ohio
October 2017 - Current
Started a company with two friends with a vision to revolutionize event marketing. Got traction. Quit our jobs. Went through a startup accelerator. Failed to get funding. Pivoted to password sharing software. Started doing contract work to keep the lights on. Morale plummeted. Now it's time to move on.

Talent Development Coordinator @
Drund
Boardman, Ohio
August 2017 - September 14th 2018
Grew Drund's team and talent by coordinating internship programs, developer community outreach, and brand awareness.

Frontend Engineer @
Drund
Boardman, Ohio
February 9th 2016 - September 14th 2018
Maintained and added features to a white-label social-network-as-a-service. Helped modernize the five-plus year old project by leading the implementation of Javascript code standards via linting, integration testing, unit testing, and refactoring.

Software Development Intern @
Flashstarts
Cleveland, Ohio
May 19th - August 19th 2015
Spent three months helping ten-odd startups get their MVPs ready in time for Demo Day in Flashstarts' intensive program. Learned a ton about sales and entrepreneurship along the way. Worked simultaneously on multiple projects with multiple teams. Worked with the MEAN stack on one project, and Phaser.js using Typescript on another. Discovered the wonderful thing that is UX testing.

Student Web Developer @
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio
September 2013 – February 2015
Created an information organization system for the Youngstown State University's Undergraduate web Bulletin. This involved writing custom Drupal plugins and themes in PHP.

Joe @
Joe's PC Services
Canfield, Ohio
2010 – 2015 (5 years)
Branded, marketed, and carried out computer maintenance, phone repair, and website administration and creation services to over 100 unique customers while in high school.

Skillset

Tech

  • Passionate about:
    • Javascript
    • React
    • HTML5 & CSS3
    • Node.JS
  • Experience with:
    • Next.js
    • TypeScript
    • SQL
    • NoSQL
    • PHP

Business

  • Event coordination
  • Branding
  • Digital marketing
  • Customer service
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Technical writing

Education

Completed a
Bachelor’s degree in
Computer Information Systems
with a minor in
Entrepreneurship
at the
Youngstown State University
Spring 2017

Memberships

Select Projects

  • Share Securely, the one click way for your clients to securely send you passwords. Built with Flask and React, hosted on Heroku. https://sharesecurely.to/
  • Evitt, maximizes your event attendance by utilizing your organization’s most valuable asset - your community. Built with Flask and React, hosted on Heroku. https://evitt.io/
  • cede.io, a real time tower defense game that progresses even if you are offline. Built with Node.js, Socket.io, MongoDB, and React and hosted on Heroku. https://github.com/joeduncko/cede.io

Interests

  • Bitcoin (a blog post I wrote somehow made it to being a reference in a legal journal and a book on the subject)
  • Hackathons (co-founded YSU's, traveled to Yale, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, and more)
  • Startups (co-founded one, pitched all over Ohio to raise money, interned at a startup accelerator, went through a startup accelerator)

Speaking

Social

Contact