Joe Duncko

Joe Duncko | (330) 967-0012 |
@JoeDuncko | /in/JoeDuncko | /JoeDuncko

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


Chief Executive Officer @
The Event Discovery Company
Youngstown, Ohio
October 2017 - Current
As CEO of The Event Discovery Company, I am responsible for our customer relationships and making sure our products continue to match our customers' needs. It's a blast working with so many amazing community builders and seeing the impact our products have on their ability to connect people through their events!

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

Frontend Engineer @
Boardman, Ohio
February 9th 2016 - September 14th 2018
Maintaining and adding features to a white-label social-network-as-a-service. Helping 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 @
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 using Git for version control. Worked with the MEAN stack (via MEAN.JS) 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 the information organization system currently used by the Youngstown State University's Undergraduate web Bulletin. This involved writing custom plugins and themes in PHP for the Drupal content management system.

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.



  • Passionate about:
    • Javascript
    • React
    • HTML5 & CSS3
    • Node.JS
  • Experience with:
    • TypeScript
    • PHP
    • SQL
    • NoSQL
    • C++
    • Java


  • Event coordination
  • Event management
  • Branding
  • Print and digital marketing
  • Customer service
  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Technical writing


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


Select Projects

  •, a true time tower defense browser game. The player is tasked with protecting a "base" in the middle of a grid from enemies that move closer to the "base" every real-time minute - even when the player is not actively playing the game. Built on Node.js,, MongoDB, and React.
  • /f/lat, a simple HTML5 bulletin board made at MHacks V Spring 2015. Share and comment on files on a platform built with Node.js, MongoDB, Express, Jade, and Bootstrap. Was originally built using Vagrant so that the host machine didn't have to have Node.js and MongoDB installed.
  • Splatty, a small HTML5 2D multiplayer platformer inspired by the Wii game Splatoon made at PenappsXII Fall 2015. Join in a 2D multiplayer battle of up to 16 player on 4 teams with the goal to cover the map in your team color. Built on Node.js, Phaser.js, and


  • 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)