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Who is Josh?

It was a sunny day in 1983 when I emerged from the womb… Just kidding :)Lets fast forward a bit, I served four years in the USAF, and used the G.I. Bill to go to school. I Just graduated in May 2011 from WSU with a BSc in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. I'm currently looking for work starting in August.

I excelled in school, graduating summa cum laude, and scored in the 95th percentile of graduates nationwide on standardized tests. The projects on this site should provide an idea what I am capable of. Ruby is my primary language, but I'm interested in many languages and domains. I interned in a Rails shop about a year ago. ARSettings represents the best that I can currently do.

Send me an email if theres anything more specific you'd like to know.

What am I looking for in a job?

I'm interested in a place with 5-20 developers (ideal # is probably 8) developing with some sort of agile methodology. It doesn't need to be an official one (XP/Scrum) but I want to know that they get it, that the agile paradigms are imbued in their daily routines. I'm still learning software engineering, I want to make sure I do it in an environment that will teach me good practices.
I just got my passport, I'd love to experience a foreign culture. If I stay in the U.S., I would check out the west coast first, because there is a teeming Ruby community over there that I'd like to be part of.
Company Culture
I would like a company which embraces the principles laid out in Peopleware. I want to like my supervisor. I want to be able to trust them and their decisions. I want them to foster a healthy team of people who gel well together, that I can be a part of. I'd like a company who considers continued education to be valuable. I'd like a company that wants me to want to go to conferences and training sessions and read books.
I would like a job where I can have a menagerie of responsibilities. I enjoy learning about many different things, so I think I would feel a little stifled if I was the (fill in the blank) guy, and never got to play with anything outside of that niche.
I'm interested in Ruby, Haskell, Clojure, and CoffeeScript. I'd entertain Smalltalk, Lisp, Scheme, JavaScript, and D. You'd have a hard time selling me on Java, C, Python, Perl, and Objective-C. I have no interest in C++, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, PHP, Assembly, Ada, and Pascal. If I didn't mention it, than I either forgot about it, or I'd have to do more research to have an opinion about it.
As long as we're not destroying the earth, exploiting people, or generally causing harm, I don't have much of a preference about the product.