From a journalist's desk, to two Amazon warehouses, to coding for the web.

It's been one heck of a personal journey.

Hello, and welcome to my page! My name is Anthony DeFeo. I am a 32-year-old native of Long Island, New York, currently living in Ocala, Florida. I work at an Amazon warehouse in town, known as TPA6-HTP9, in the outbound department.

I have a background in journalism, and I worked for a few newspapers around north and central Florida for about a decade, including The West Volusia Beacon and The Daytona Beach News Journal.

I am currently taking advantage of Amazon's Career Choice benefit to pursue a new career in front-end web development, with the help of Correlation One's software development program.

Picture of Anthony DeFeo

Here are some of the technologies I'm versed in


HTML5 is the latest version of the HyperText Markup Language specification, which includes new elements and tags for multimedia and more!


CSS 3 is the newest iteration of Cascading Style Sheets, allowing for responsive designs to be built, which look good on either desktop or mobile clients.

Git and Github

Git is a flexible version-control system. Along with GitHub hosting for repositories, it makes iterating on website or application code a breeze.

Picture of an Apple IIe computer
Image source: Blake Patterson (CC-BY-2.0)

It all started with a surplus computer from the early '80s.

(with thanks to the Bellmore Union-Free School District)

Ever since I was a child, I have taken an interest in computers and technology. My first "personal" computer was a surplus Apple IIe that my family got from what was my elementary school at the time. The IIe dates back to 1983, and we got the computer in the mid-1990s, so it was pretty old by then! It included a green monochrome CRT screen, two 5.25-inch floppy drives (no hard drive!), and a whopping 128KB - yes, kilobytes - of RAM.

Like many computers of its era, without a disk inserted, the computer booted to a BASIC prompt. BASIC, as its name implies, is an easy-to-learn programming language that was ubiquitous on early home computers of the late 1970s and 1980s, like the Apple II series and the venerable Commodore 64 and VIC-20.

This was my first taste of programming a computer and making it do, line-by-line, what I wanted it to do.

This sparked a lifetime interest in how computers worked and how they could be programmed. If it hadn't been for my early exposure to coding, I don't know if I'd be striving for a career in web development today!