Hiya! I’m James.

I am a programmer. I write code. But I like solving peoples problems even more than I like writing code. If I get to write code, then that’s great!

I’m in Columbus, OH, which is a pretty cool place to be.

If you want to contact me, send me an email at james@armyofminions.com. My GPG key is available on keybase. If you send me an GPG encrypted email, it might take me a bit to get back to you. But it will happen, I assure you.

Social network thingies are here:

RIGHT NOW: At Upstart.com I am part of the Powered by Upstart Team, which is using Ruby on Rails to power the future of credit without the suit and tie.

If you insist, here is my resume.

I am a Community Moderator for Ask Ubuntu, a site focused on Ubuntu on the Stack Exchange network.

profile for James at Ask Ubuntu, Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers

I ride a bike, too.

Follow me on Strava!


  • RVshare, the worlds largest RV rental marketplace. Was technical lead for all things Payments and Insurance.
  • Hotcards, a ecommerce & printing company.
  • LaunchHouse, a startup incubator and coworking space.
  • Snowy Penguin Solutions, a software consulting company.
  • DragonID, a biomedical engineering company.