My name is Joel Marcey. I am currently a Technical Writer and Hacker at Facebook. I work on the programming languages and tools team, focusing on HHVM and Hack. I started in March 2013 and, I must say, it is one of the most exciting and interesting places I have ever had the privilege to work. Dynamic, different, and very smart people.
At one point in time I said the following:
If I were ever to work for an employer again, I would want to assume a valuable role in a software company that has the potential to shape the technology world, while respecting the passion and creativity of its employees in the process. Positions in program/product management, technical/user experience documentation or software engineering will be considered, and welcome, in order to work at such a company. In other words, my objective would be to enjoy my job.
And Facebook is living up that quote’s expectations.
I am also the owner of Twin Roots, a software and technical consulting, contracting and development company.
I currently live in California with my spouse and our two twin boys. We moved back west in December 2007 from North Carolina. My age demographic is currently 35-44, to take a page out of the Nielsen Ratings survey
I have plenty of Industry Standards Experience, lastly serving as the editor of the Ecma TC49-TG3 CLI Standard Specification (Ecma-335). I have been a standards chair, standards convener and have been a technical consultant on various standards efforts.
I like NFL Football. My favorite team is the Buffalo Bills — it has been a sad display, I know.
I like the west coast better than the east coast, and hence we are back in California. The natural beauty and landscape of Washington, Oregon and California is just awe inspiring to me. Now, I haven’t spent too much time in the heartland, so I have no opinion there.
My favorite movie is probably the Shawshank Redemption (although Dead Poet’s Society is close as well). Although, after just seeing Kick-Ass, I must say, that has a special place in my favorites list as well.
Here is why I named the blog “A Life of Constant Flux”.
I consider myself knowledgeable across many technologies. Some might call this a “jack of all trades”. I don’t like that terminology. I am just excited by technology in general. What this means is that while I may not be the foremost expert in one particular technology, I am advanced in many. This proves versatility, the ability to adapt, and the ability to learn quickly. In addition, I have succeeded at many job positions including software engineer, product manager, technical writer, standards representative, just to name a few. Technology at a broad level is very exciting to me, but, as shown by work experience, I also have the capability to dig deep and be successful with specific technologies as well.
That’s it for now.
You can email me at constantflux (at) joelmarcey.com (replace the (at) with an @ — I do this to try to control spam). Or just email me.