Web Yinzer

Hello, my name is Joel Kirchartz. I like to make stuff and share it with people on the web.

I'm an autodidactic polyglot programmer living in Pittsburgh, Pa. I solve problems online for a living, but also enjoy creating art, music, and electronics, working on my voice & making weird sounds with my mouth, practicing various circus skills, feats of prestiditation, and legerdemain. Learning new things is fun.

I've spent most of my time developing solutions for small businesses and startups, most recently for Google, BrandingBrand, and Skyword. I'm familiar with PHP, Python, Coldfusion, Java, Javascript, Actionscript, Shell scripting, HTML and CSS, and any other language you need. My favorite text editor is vim, if you're interested in how my rig is setup check out my dotfiles.

I have a wonderful family. My wife, son, and daughter are the three most amazing people in my life, I don't know how I'd be able to continue without their love and support.