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Hello World

My name is Josh Brickner. Welcome to my home on the web. I program computers, phones, tablets, web servers, robots, anything I can really. I love creating and I love changing people’s lives for the better. Building software is one of the best ways I have found to do both of those things at once.

The purpose of this site is to allow you to get to know a little bit about me. If you are intrigued I am always open to meeting new people and exploring new opportunities. If you would like to discuss a project, idea, or anything at all please contact me. Really, I would love to hear from you.

Work

I have been lucky to contribute to and even lead many great projects over the course of my career so far. Below is a smattering of projects I have worked on, companies I have worked for, and personal endeavors I have tinkered with.

Who?

I am from the ever beautiful Front Range of Northern Colorado. Purple mountains majesty? That’s us! Like a lot of passionate coders I began at a very early age. I taught myself HTML and JavaScript after school using a book purchased with my paper route money.

In high school I built websites for local small businesses to fund my obsession with guitars and loud amplifiers. Soon after school was done I joined up with some friends and helped build Rocket Jones from the ground up into one of the premier local web consulting firms in Fort Collins. While there, I was lucky enough to work with organizations like City of Fort Collins, Bohemian Nights, Westwood College, and Random House Publishing.

In the meantime (circa 2007) the smartphone revolution took place. I began developing mobile websites for iPhone as soon as I could. It was absolutely thrilling. Soon thereafter the world was given access to write native apps for the iPhone. I worked on several personal projects for the new platform (Post, No Agenda Stream) and consulted on enterprise applications for companies such as Covidien.

After six years at Rocket I moved south to the Boulder area and began work at Zing Studios Inc. which is where I am today. While at Zing I have worked with many great clients like Silk Soy Milk, Google Earth, SketchUp, Dunkin' Donuts, and Annie’s Homegrown.

While working at Zing I have worked with a few Boulder startups. I created an app for Sphero called Etch-o-Matic that won first place at their hackathon. I also wrote the iOS SDK for the image processing startup 6px.

I currently reside in Loveland, CO with Watson my English Bulldog.