James is a software engineer on the Platform team at Mapbox.

Before he joined Mapbox, James was a software engineer at 18F where he helped the U.S. Government better provide user-focused digital services. Prior to 18F, James honed his geo chops as the lead developer at TNRIS, the geospatial data clearinghouse for the State of Texas.

James has a master’s degree in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Chinese from the University of Maryland. In his free time, James enjoys playing the fiddle and mandolin, home brewing, and rock climbing.