Joshua R. Simmons

proper noun. A painfully earnest open source advocate, community strategist, and web developer.


Josh Simmons is a short stack developer, dusty foot philosopher, and North Bay native. He's been a freelancer and a startup CEO (RIP) and has worked as a volunteer and professional community builder. Josh currently does outreach and communications for Google Open Source and serves as volunteer board director and CFO at Open Source Initiative.

Josh is a dedicated advocate for free and open source software, inclusive community building, and corporate responsibility. He travels the world to keynote conferences, meet classrooms full of students, and work with industry and community leaders in between bouts of extraordinary introversion.

More than anything else, though, Josh is a small town cat dad, happy husband, and aspiring aviator. He dreams of getting his university degree someday, or going on sabbatical to pursue research. He daydreams about becoming a park ranger, but he probably wouldn't be very good at it.

You can find Josh on Twitter, Facebook, GitHub, and LinkedIn.