Joshua R. Simmons

Open source advocate, community strategist, web developer, and speaker.

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 open source strategy for Salesforce Engineering and serves as Vice President of the Open Source Initiative.

Josh is a dedicated advocate for free and open source software, inclusive community building, and ethical technology. 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.