Joshua Nozzi

Josh is a 40-something software engineer, technical author, and public menace in Virginia, USA.

About Josh

ObjC/Swift appmaker, tech author, amateur radio operator, cat lover. Software engineer and general troublemaker. Gay-married (not to a cat). Northern-aggressing into the South. Sometimes doubts your commitment to Sparkle Motion. The power of Swift compiles you!

Software Engineering

I’ve got more than 20 years of experience writing award-winning apps for macOS and nearly 30 noodling around with websites and backends. My primary languages are Objective-C, Swift, and Python.Contact me if you’d like my full résumé. My LinkedIn profile is kept reasonably up to date, though it isn’t as thorough as my résumé.I’m currently available for contract work through my consulting company Felinity Apps (Felinity LLC). I'm also an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and continue to work toward Professional level certifications, so I’m not limited to macOS / iOS development.My past positions have included:

  • Self-employed sole proprietor (indie dev) selling award-winning shareware apps (Bartas Technologies)

  • Senior Software Engineer at Sketch

  • Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer for the National Institutes of Health (in the Vaccine Research Center)

  • Network Engineer / IT Manager

  • Software Engineer and Web Developer for a credit union, working on turn-of-the-century interactive kiosk systems

  • Adult education technology instructor

  • Technical author (I wrote Mastering Xcode 4 and co-authored the second edition)

See my Portfolio for details about my work.

Hobbies & Philanthropy

Portfolio of Josh's Work

Contract Apps

Desktop and web applications I've built and maintained as a contractor.

  • SPICE [Bioinformatics]

  • Pestle [Bioinformatics]

  • PaVE [Bioinformatics]

  • FERMS [Lab Management]

Self-Published Apps

Desktop applications I've built as an independent software developer.

  • CopyWrite [Desktop Publishing]

  • Transcriva [Transcription]

  • XTabulator [Data Management]

  • Temporis [Timeline Publishing]

  • Ziplight [Spotlight Plugin]




Speaking Engagements

  • Jul 20, 2021: RF Interference at Home; Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club (Reidsville, NC)

  • Jan 15, 2020: Working Together; Sketch User Group (Charlotte, NC)

  • Jun 29, 2017: The Hackintosh; CocoaHeads Group (Raleigh, NC)

  • Dec 01, 2012: Xcode 4; CocoaConf (Raleigh, NC)

  • Nov 28, 2011: Xcode 4, Part 2/2; iDeveloper Live Podcast, Episode 35

  • Nov 21, 2011: Xcode 4, Part 1/2; iDeveloper Live Podcast, Episode 34

  • Nov 02, 2011: Xcode 4; CocoaHeads Group (Washington, DC)

  • Oct 15, 2008: NIAID Bioinformatics Festival Poster Session (Bethesda, MD)

Contact Josh


Do not use this form to request support for software applications with which I'm associated currently or have been associated in the past, nor to ask me for personal help with a programming problem. I will ignore such messages.If you require technical support with an app, use the appropriate channels of the app and / or its associated website. If you require free assistance with programming questions, ask on StackOverflow or some other appropriate place. If you’re looking to hire me as a paid consultant feel free to reach out.