Josh Beckman


I build imaginary machines for the internet and for your phones. I’m the founder of Narro, leading the engineering team at OfficeLuv, and a member of the No Nonsense Agency. I live in downtown Chicago, where I also do contract development work and provide tech advising for early-stage companies & groups. Recently, I have focused my thoughts on helping engineers communicate more effectively.

2017

  1. On Narro Joining Stripe Atlas Beta
  2. After Reading The Undoing Project

2016

  1. To Revisit When Starting a New Job
  2. Recruitment Searching on GitHub
  3. The Benefits of Daily Code Review
  4. A Recommendation of Vasyl Stetsyuk
  5. A Recommendation of Eric Satterwhite
  6. A Recommendation of Cory Keane
  7. A Recommendation of Colleen Grafton
  8. Calming Facebook's Eager Pixels
  9. My Bookmarks Are All Bookmarklets
  10. Rate-Limit Your Node.js API in Mongo
  11. Databases Doing Dirty-work
  12. Instead of Writing
  13. Timestamp - Going to a Party

2015

  1. Swiss Army Side Project
  2. Unique Humans.txt Files
  3. Accursed With a Couple Customers
  4. Thoughts After App Release
  5. Thoughts While Waiting for App Review
  6. Increased Speed and Urgency
  7. Timestamp - Commuting to Work
  8. Memory Leaks Using Canvas in Node
  9. New Hires are a Valuable Resource
  10. Bad Graphs in the Wild
  11. On Reading Fine Structure
  12. Scripting Ruby with no Internet
  13. What Is a Timestamp Post?
  14. Timestamp - Chicago Tech Meetup
  15. Contribute to Open Source as a Code Test
  16. Cubic Mapping of Text
  17. Few Things
  18. GitHub as Social Media
  19. Hard Numbers Calculator
  20. Fiction - Raising Robots
  21. Theory of Push & Pull
  22. Narrative arcs in the code
  23. The Electrician
  24. ThreadMeUp Daily Code Reviews
  25. Many A Hubot
  26. Could Be Harnessed For Energy
  27. People will always personalize
  28. Client-side Tracking Revisited
  29. Analyzing Data Through Sound
  30. How To Link Like You Mean It
  31. Your App Is Not Better Than An Open Protocol
  32. The texture of your code
  33. A Recommendation of Vaibhav Krishna Guruswamy
  34. Why I Don't Have Analytics on My Site Anymore
  35. Asynchronous Learning and Why I Bookmark First
  36. Writing Database Middleware in Go

2014

  1. gatrack.js 1.3 Released
  2. Fix to Enable Display Features - Google Analytics iOS SDK
  3. That Feeling of a Pending Break-Through
  4. Error Tracking in gatrack.js
  5. The Great Discontent Issue One - First Look

2013

  1. How To Access My Personal API