Call Me Josh Link to heading
ObjC/Swift appmaker, tech author, amateur radio operator, cat lover. Software engineer and general troublemaker at a popular design app company. Gay-married (not to a cat). Northern-aggressing into the South. Sometimes doubts your commitment to Sparkle Motion. The power of Swift compiles you! Also, dirty jokes.
Software Engineering Link to heading
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.
I currently (since 2019) work as a software engineer for Sketch (opinions expressed on this site are my own, etc. etc.). I’m currently studying Amazon AWS and working toward becoming a Certified AWS Solutions Architect for fun. In fact this site is generated by Hugo running on AWS Amplify / Route 53!
My past positions have included:
- Self-employed sole proprietor (indie dev) selling award-winning shareware apps
- 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).
I currently maintain an LLC for freelance work called Gatera Software, though I’ve not been active with it for some time.
See my Portfolio for details about my work.
Hobbies & Philanthropy Link to heading
- Instance admin and curator of Appdot.net Mastodon instance /
- President and organizer of Snowflake Socialist Media Corp, a nonprofit organization formed to protect Appdot.net.
- Extra-class licensed radio amateur W4JLN
- Avid messer-around of Arduino and Raspberry Pi electronics projects
- Former treasurer of local PFLAG chapter (now closed)