Hi, I'm Josh.

I'm a software engineer living in Portland, Oregon. I'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at NewRelic, where I work alongside an amazing team of developers.

I've spent most of my career working on the web, and I believe that the web platform offers the best opportunity to positively influence my industry, my peers, and the world. I love the web, and the web has been pretty good to me, too.

Enough with the work talk. Here's some stuff I like:

Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. Pride and Prejudice is my second favorite book. My favorite movie is Blade Runner (right now; sometimes it's Ghostbusters). I like good beer, American whiskey, and Field Notes notebooks. I have a completely unreasonable love for Apple products. I'm married to an amazing lady.



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Rbdux is a port of the Redux Javascript library to Ruby. One-way data flow! In Ruby!


Codependent is a simple, lightweight dependency injection library for Ruby.

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