J. has worked in open source hardware for the last 6 years. During that time, J. has led the development of Open Design Engine, the Shepard Test Stand, the Ground Sphere Ground Station, and of course Holoseat. Over the course of these projects J. has developed skills in Arduino programming, small scale electronics, agile development processes, and Node.js. These skills are in addition to his academic background of theatre lighting design (BFA), computer science (double major), and space systems engineering (MS, PhD). Yes, J. really is a rocket scientist.