James Brady

About me

Hello! I’m a technology leader with a background in software engineering.

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. I enjoy hard problems and learning new things with which to solve them.

My current interests are Atomic Habits, Zettlekasten, and catching up on 2,000 years of thought on ethics and morality.

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.

Remote work

I have worked as a part of a distributed team for 12 years, and have been 100% remote since December 2016.

The tectonic shift in working patterns forced upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic has made learning and sharing even more important in this area.

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!