James Brady

Hello, I'm James!


January 2022

Joining Ought to lead their engineering team.

December 2021

Leave my role as VP of Technology at Spring (relevant blog post).

January 2021

Teespring becomes Spring 🙌

January 2015

Join Teespring as Engineering Manager

January 2014

Aqui-hired into Square to build their Payroll product.

January 2011

Pivot WebMynd to become Trigger.io: a developer tools platform. Now open-sourced at LibreForge.

January 2008

Co-found a knowledge assistant startup called WebMynd. Join Y Combinator's winter '08 batch.

2005 – 2007

Software engineering @ IBM

June 2005

Finish Computer Science Tripos at Cambridge.

Yes, thank you for noticing! I do try to arrange for major life events to happen in January. This is for simplicity and ease of remembering.

Outside of tech

I’m a hobbyist woodworker, I’m learning to speak Catalan, I like hiking up hills and mountain biking down them. I play the trumpet poorly, and I’m getting worse every day. I enjoy hard problems and learning new things with which to solve them.

My current interests include:

I live in Oristà, a micro-village in rural Catalunya. My wife, Odette, is an author and creativity coach. Together, we operate an artist’s retreat called Cel del Nord.

Contacting me

I would love to hear from you if:

  • You liked something I’ve posted on this blog
  • You didn’t like something I’ve posted on this blog
  • You’re working on something I seem to be interested in
  • You’d like to work together

I’m not looking for career opportunities, so please don’t contact me if you’re a recruiter. Thanks!