About Me

I live in San Francisco and New Orleans. I have a dog and a wife, but not necessarily in that order. I hack on lots of stuff, sometimes with Seattle.rb. I vacation at GitHub. I don’t get a lot of sleep. I have a history of neglecting my personal site.

Awkward Third Person Bio

John Barnette has been keeping the lights on at tech companies since 1998, most recently at GitHub. In his increasingly rare spare time he speaks at programming and tech conferences, advises startups on platform and software strategy, and invents new (sometimes life-threating) cocktails.


I lifted every good visual idea on these pages from TPW or Khoi Vinh. Underlying bits are Jekyll and Markdown on GitHub Pages.