👋 I'm Jonathan.

I help developers find clarity, perspective, and purpose in their careers.

Current Work

Senior Engineer, Clearbit

Building next-generation business data interfaces and world-class user experiences.
Here's a project I worked on recently.

Host, Developer Tea

Developer Tea is a top-100 podcast in the Technology category on iTunes. The podcast is approaching 13m all-time downloads by listeners in over 200 countries.
Latest episode: You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace

Co-founder, Spec.fm

I co-founded a podcast network called Spec for designers and developers who want to level up in their careers. Spec hosts episodes from 13 different podcasts today, with millions of listens.
Skills
Leadership and CoachingSpeaking / PresentationTechnical WritingSoftware DesignJavaScript (React, ES6)Ruby (Sinatra, Rails)Front-end Development (SCSS, build processes)Decision Science
Previously
I helped grow Whiteboard, an agency servicing clients with web projects all over the spectrum. As CTO at Whiteboard, I worked with companies from non-profit to Fortune 500 to pre-funding startup. Before that, I started building digital products in 2007. (Those first ones weren't very good though.) I helped start a music company and then freelanced as a technical writer and frontend developer.
Notable experiences:
  • Architected an app to power a conference experience for over 5,000 attendees
  • Helped build a startup to reimagine the experience around memories captured in old VHS home movies
  • Built proof-of-concept experience for an ed-tech startup (and earned a patent for it)
  • Strategized and built system powering Purposity, a donor-to-need matching platform
Education
  • B.A. Communications, Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Lee University
  • M.S. Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology, 4.0 GPA
  • Certificate, Management of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology