I'm Jess Martin.
- Collaborating with the invisible July 22, 2022
- Tools embody mediums November 17, 2021
- Copilot and Conversational Programming July 01, 2021
- The End of Paper: A reMarkable Experience Report May 18, 2021
- Computing: A 500 Year Revolution February 17, 2021
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Current: Applied Research @ Fission
- I livestream my adventures in programming on YouTube via Coding With Jess.
- I'm investigating new economic models for resourcing open source software through SocioTechnica.
- I help organize a monthly meetup called Tools for for Thought Rocks.
- I publish my research notes via a home-grown note-taking system.
- My research interests are Realtime Collaboration Systems, the impact of rich Knowledge Representations, and inventing new Tools for Thinking.
Projects & Open Source
- Mumblr - Micro-blogging in the vein of tumblr, powered by Fission's WebNative.
- Medium Mashup - An Innovation Game where you invent a new tool using randomly selected mediums and notations.
- Spotify New Releases - 🎶 Timeline view of new albums by your Spotify-followed artists. 🎶
- CoolButtons - Nifty, iOS style glossy buttons for iOS.
- Taskpaper TextMate Bundle - Use TextMate to manage your Taskpaper files, complete with keyboard shortcuts and text highlighting.
- Language Popularity - Simple language popularity tracker based on usage and discussion on a few different sites.
- Procedural House Generation
- First - Helping real estate agents connect with their clients at the perfect time. Acquired by RE/MAX (press release).
- Ranger - Partnered with Shay Frendt to build a heroku-based monitoring service. We got acquired (press @ TC).
- Enroll - A platform for managing in-person classes, workshops, and courses.
- Office Hours for Startups - Meeting with local entrepreneurs to help them grow their business.
Talks I've given in various venues.
- Product Management: Philosophy & Practices, delivered at CloudFactory, January 2013.
- Practices for Personal Productivity, delivered at CloudFactory, January 2013.
- Being Smart with Debt: Tactical Tools for Technical Debt, delivered at CloudFactory, December 2012.
- Tale of a Rewrite: Lessons Learned Rewriting Ranger, delivered at CloudFactory, December 2012.
- Learn to Speak Interface: Conversations Between Developers and Designers, delivered at RailsConf 2010, July 2010.
- On Giving, delivered at Relevance, November 2011.
- 3 Tips to Make Your Site Feel Better, lightning talk at DevNation Austin, May 2010.
- 3 Questions of a Product Champion, delivered at DevNation Durham, February 2010.
- CSS and HTML: The One True Way, delivered at DevNation Boulder, October 2009.
- Cloud Talk: A RunCodeRun Case Study, delivered at DevNation Boston, August 2009.
- Getting Girls With Musical Magic and Ruby, delivered with Chad Humphries at Developer Day Durham, March 2009.
- Procedural House Generation: A method for dynamically generating floor plans, delivered at Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, March 2006.
Creators I Support
I love supporting people who are doing interesting, thoughtful creative work.
I monetarily support the following creators: