Associate Spotlight: Joey Pender

Joey Pender - Senior Web DeveloperFrom app development to video editing, VistaComm web developer Joey Pender does it all. Joey can often be found at his desk for long periods, deep in the design and development “zone,” working diligently to keep our clients on the cutting edge of technology. Creating highly functional, user-friendly software for agri-businesses is just another day at the office for Joey.

Where is your hometown?
Dundalk, MD. However, a lot of my childhood was also spent in Virginia Beach, VA, and Kinston, NC.

What is a typical day like for you at VistaComm?
Checking and answering email, helping out with problems, then spending the rest of the day in long design or development sessions, depending on what major project I’m working on at the time.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to try?
Emergency/Disaster Management.

What is your earliest computer or Internet memory?
Playing Oregon Trail on a Macintosh in elementary school.

What website could you not live without?
None really, but the ones that come close are MacRumors.com and Zombiehunters.org.

What’s one technology or trend that you were an early adopter of?
SmartTVs, starting with creating my own HTPC using a Linux machine running MythTV, before owning AppleTV, GoogleTV, and, finally, the (soon-to-be-released) Xbox One. Recently, I’ve been getting into smartwatches, starting with the Sony LiveView and now the Pebble Smartwatch Kickstarter project.

What is your proudest VistaComm moment?
My proudest moment is usually when I show off a new design for a website, but recently it was when I completed the first working version of the SPA Digital Asset Manager app.