Prior to joining Fyin.com in 2016, Joe McKinley spent some time in a construction job. However, he couldn’t help but notice that working construction during Wisconsin’s notoriously challenging winters was not as fun as he’d imagined. Joe decided to change course and headed to a coding boot camp. There, his lifelong interest in “how things work” re-emerged. He was always the type to take things apart and see how they were built. In fact, understanding how things work continues to be a source of motivation for Joe. That’s the good news for parents: if your kid just took your alarm clock apart . . . it might actually lead to a viable career someday.
Joe’s fellow Fyin.com team members regard him as a fast learner, someone who is adaptable and responsive. He also interfaces comfortably with our client partners, so he’s not one of those introverted coders that we have to hide in a back room. Joe is handy with front end and back end development, and continues to learn with each new project. He describes himself as resourceful, determined, and hard-headed, which are great traits for a developer to have.
When he’s not knee-deep in code, Joe enjoys long-boarding, running, gaming, and playing hacky sack (no lie).
Random fact: Joe started with Fyin.com as an intern, and counts moving cross country as one of his proudest accomplishments to date.