Hi, I'm Colby.

I'm a software developer from Portland, Oregon. I enjoy designing systems and experiences — ones that solve problems and enhance lives. Read more.

I code for fun. Here's my Github profile.

I organize CodePDX, a monthly Portland meetup group where we geek out over various programming languages and frameworks.

I'm a mentor and serve as the lead backend engineer on a new project with HackOregon and the Pacific Northwest College of Arts. We're working on visualizing public civic data, making it more accessible and beneficial to the public.

As a Twilio Hero, I'm learning what it means to be a developer evangelist.

In the past...

I spent my summer interning on the engineering team at Cloudability.

I built and maintain various open source libraries including the Cloudability Ruby Gem, the Feedbin Gem, Cumulus, and Relic.

I worked with friends on multiple open source side projects including The List, CommitPhotos, and Hackalone.

I helped organize CodeDay Portland, a 24 hour hackathon for high school and college students.

I co-founded my high school's first ever programming club.

I helped out with Startup Camp, a Startup Weekend type event for Portland area high school students.


If you want to hear what I have to say, you should read my blog over at Svbtle.

Lastly, if you're in Portland or are planning on visiting sometime soon, I'd love to chat with you. Shoot me an email.