My name is Joey Dehnert. I am a software engineer and entrepreneur. I am a principal at Insert Culture and am currently working on Curate. I also brew beer, ride bikes, and climb rocks.


Insert Culture


I am a principal at Insert Culture, a Brooklyn based digital studio. It’s core ethos is minimalism, iteration, and activity, which boils down to efficient, test driven approaches to solving digital problems. Read more about what we do.



Curate is hand-picked video content. A huge amount of video content is uploaded each day, and the editorial team at Curate combs the internet to separate the good from the bad and puts it in one spot.

Notable Past


As a senior software engineer at Disney I worked on properties like and I mainly focussed on front-end and php development.


At Rokkan, I was contracted as a designer and hired as a front-end engineer. While working there I did projects for companies such as Google, Ford, Toyota, Kraft, Jet Blue, and Timbuk2.


How to prevent user selection of text using CSS

If you need to prevent user selection on some text, you can do it via css using the user-select property.

Generating HTML using PHP and storing it in an array

I needed to dynamically create an html form then return it as HTML via AJAX. To do this I used output buffering. Here are some resources on all the output control functions:

UICollectionViewCell’s outlet nil

If you are using UI Collections and implementing via Storyboard your outlets might be nil because of this: self.collectionView!.registerClass(UserCollectionViewCell.self, forCellWithReuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier) This line will override any of you storyboard settings. From:


If you need a website, mobile app, video game, code for some other platform, or just want to say “hi”, email me: jd[at]