Hello, friend.

I'm Brad Bouse, a designer, JavaScript engineer, and roustabout in Seattle, WA.

Who is this guy?

I like to build neat things.

I help early-stage companies define, build, and market their product. I work as a consultant, advisor, and occasional investor.

Personally, I'm interested in creative code, and gave a talk about it at Cascadia.JS and giving another one at JSConf.EU in the fall of 2014. With Amaranth Borsuk, I wrote an augmented reality book called Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012) and created Whispering Galleries (CT@Work, 2014).

I co-organize Seattle.JS and co-founded Code Fellows. Previously, I was an early employee at Geni, where I built the family tree interface, and Yammer, where I built the desktop interface.

Geni is a collaborative family tree. Over 8 million users have added 150 million profiles, and 60 million of them are linked in a "world family tree."

I designed and developed the family tree interface, which handles millions of interactions each day.

Time magazine named Geni one of the top sites of 2008. Geni was acquired by MyHeritage in 2012.

Yammer is the social network for business. The company was spun out of Geni, and I designed and developed the Yammer desktop application in Adobe AIR, which became the most popular way our users interacted with Yammer.

Yammer won TechCrunch's annual startup competition,TC50, in 2008, and was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B in 2012.

Code Fellows is a digital trade school that runs intensive bootcamps to teach fundamental tech skills like Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and iOS development.

I named, designed, and marketed the program, leading it to a successful product launch. I recruited the founding instructors, and interviewed and assembled the first bootcamp.

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen is a digital popup book of poetry. Amaranth Borsuk wrote the poems, and I wrote the software.

The book was written about in Salon, Wired, Brainpickings, Mashable, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, American Scientist, and even a small mention in The Economist.


I gave a talk, "Make Art Not Money," at the 2013 Cascadia.JS conference in Vancouver, B.C., about the value of pursuing art projects to improve your engineering skills.

Engineers tend to spend their time figuring out ways to move data around. When they try moving pixels around instead, they see the rest of their work in a different light—and that insight can make them a better engineer.

This talk launched the collaborative art project Solving Sol.


I live in Seattle, WA.

Write me at bradbouse / gmail

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