Hello, my name is John Otander. I'm a web developer and designer living in Boise, Idaho.


I don't like to limit myself to developing with particular tools or technologies, but I'm most experienced with Ruby on Rails, Ember, Javascript, and CSS. I'm pretty devoted to making the web a better place: This means considering all users on all devices. This means showing empathy. This means lightweight, responsive websites that are mobile first.


I love leveraging build tools and automating every process I can. I enjoy experimenting with new technology and incorporating it into my workflow when appropriate. I <3 open source and find great value in metrics, especially in terms of website performance.


I also like skiing and soccer. A lot.