Hi, I'm Joe Schwendt. Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. I look forward to connecting with you. Please let me know if anything here strikes an emotion, good, bad or otherwise. It's what makes us people!
I'm hands-on and very aggressive adopting the latest technologies. My style is work hard/play hard, and make every second count. There's not a day that goes by that I'm not learning something new.
I'm a total Alt Rockaholic! Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Weezer, OK Go, Letters to Cleo, Bastille, Cake, Faith No More, Blind Melon, etc. I LOVE live music and usually go to about 10 shows a year.
Craft beer and fine wine aficionado, aspiring to learn more about artisanal cheese. I prefer super juicy east coast IPAs and farmhouse saisons, French-oaked chardonnays and Alsatian rieslings, alpines and triple-crème bries.
I'm a spicy food junkie. I've never eaten something too hot. I've completed countless eating challenges, most are too easy. I did get my attempt at the Hellfire Challenge from SmokeEaters in Cupertino, CA on video for your enjoyment.
Married to my best friend, which happens to be an unbelievably talented interior designer and amazing mother. Devoted dad of 2 awesome boys, reliving my glory days of Legos and Transformers. I'm determined to teach them how to code, yet still be cool.
I actively play volleyball (middle hitter), soccer (goalkeeper), curling (lead), softball (catcher) and golf (always in the rough). Yankees and Patriots fan, which makes me one odd bird, but at least people tend to like/put up at least half of me. I also coach my son’s soccer team.
What's on my mind...
Where I'm Active
I center my online life around Foursquare/Swarm, which sometimes cross-posts to Facebook and Twitter when appropriate. I only search on Twitter and very rarely read my Facebook feed. I regularly check-in on Untapped. I'm also super active on LinkedIn, browsing Quora and always hunting on ProductHunt. Did I mention that I have a terrible Kickstarter and Indiegogo habit?