Joe Pearson originally hails from San Diego, but calls Atlanta his home. He has worked for The Weather Company in various roles over the last 19 years, including as Webmaster, Application Dev Mgr, Front End Architect, Software Architect, and Engineering Strategy & Innovation. He has built CMSes, worked on Y2K remediation, lived through countless redesigns and re-platformings (is that a word?) of weather.com, and lately assisted with ISO27K certification and GDPR implementation. Along the way he was co-inventor on a few patents, and now has a few disclosures in the pipeline for IBM. He loves playing with gadgets and toys, and is currently exploring VR/AR/MR.