Joe Hills

Joe is a full-stack developer who configures and maintains our servers, codes any new websites we deliver and updates both modern and legacy systems for longstanding clients. Before joining Parthenon as web developer, Joe designed and constructed a content management system for Vanderbilt University’s living-learning community, The Ingram Commons. He also designed print and web graphics to brand the 10 houses of The Ingram Commons and promote special events. When not building websites, Joe enjoys experimenting with other new media to create things for a global audience. He co-authored the comedy game rulebook Pitfalls & Penguins, and has travelled across the country speaking at conferences about video production and editing, comedy writing and game development. He uses social media daily to stay in touch with the people he meets at these events and has more than 16,000 followers on Twitter and 45,000 subscribers on YouTube. He has also written plenty of code connecting to the Twitter, YouTube and Instagram APIs.

  1. It’s in The Bag: NASA Knows What to Give Social Media Influencers

    You’re planning to invite social media influencers to visit your facility, and you’ve planned their experience, but what will they […]

  2. Top 3 Last-Minute Nashville Eclipse Planning Tips

    The eclipse is Monday! If you (like some of us) have done nothing to prepare so far, here are the 3 things you can still do to make the most of it.

  3. Shadowing NASA’s eclipse social-media strategy

    The totality strip of Monday’s eclipse will shade a 70 mile-wide path across North America, and NASA Social, the agency’s […]

  4. Influencer Marketing for Restricted Areas, NASA’s Latest Spin-off

    Your core business is strong, your team is doing good work and you’re already doing your best to tell the […]

  5. Make the Most of Professional Conferences with Twitter

    Thoughts on maximizing conference attendance via Twitter, in the stylings of Dr. Seuss (kind of): You have elected (or been […]

  6. A Retweet Cheat Sheet: Maintaining personal brand integrity

    In the eight years I’ve used Twitter to communicate I’ve refined a few best practices for myself. Let’s explore the […]

  7. Laracon 2016 Takeaways!

    I recently returned from my first Laracon, Northern Kentucky’s largest Laravel developer conference, and I had an incredibly interesting and […]

  8. Learn Adventurously at Professional Conferences

    First, I’ll show you a map. Then, you’ll see where I’m going with it. The map In our print publication […]

  9. Development vs. Live Servers: The Studio & The Gallery

    Developers use frameworks to save time and avoid frustration. When it comes to communicating with non-technical folks, I’ve found that metaphor is an especially handy framework.

  10. 5 Steps to a Better WordPress Template Hierarchy

    Creating a pretty — and pretty useful — WordPress template hierarchy in 5 easy steps.

  11. Write funnier tweets in 140 character or less!

    I’ve been writing jokes on twitter for half a decade, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what folks like and don’t. Here are a few tips:

  12. 4 Tips for Taking Great Baby Pictures with Your iPhone

    Unlike my father and grandfathers, I’ve never taken my child to Sears for a portrait. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up for taking great photos and videos of your new baby.