"We are good at two things, writing code and eating chocolate...even our chat bot is chocolate powered."

- Bowen Masco
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Our Team

Our Team

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    Joel Duffin

    Joel Duffin, PHD

    Co-Founder, CEO

    Joel Duffin, PHD  |  Co-Founder, CEO

    Joel is a veteran in the software industry and with a PhD in Instructional Technology, and undergraduate degrees in both Math and Physics, he’s also our resident Alumnus Eternalus. Joel and Justin started working together in 2006 and enjoy a fruitful collaboration debating everything from the various sides of projects to the great chocolate vs vanilla question. Joel worked in Java, C, and other languages for a number of years before finding the joy of Ruby and cutting-edge Javascipt frameworks. But as much as he enjoys working with code and computers, Joel’s true love is working with clients to understand their needs and to work out simple solutions to complex problems.

    Outside of work, Joel loves playing with his six children, roaming the outdoors, mentoring youth in The Cache Makers 4-H club and tinkering with whatever latest thing catches his fancy.

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    Justin Ball

    Justin Ball

    Co-Founder, CTO

    Justin Ball  |  Co-Founder, CTO

    Justin Ball is the CTO of Atomic Jolt, a software developer company based in Northern Utah. Originally, a C++ and .Net monkey, he found his way to Python and finally joined the Ruby community. Along the way, he fell in love with Cache Valley, became an advocate for economic development in Utah's rural communities, and built and sold two successful ecommerce companies.

    In the rare moments when he isn't writing code, talking about code, or measuring his code productivity in profanity per hour, you can find him on his bike in the mountains or on the roads surrounding Cache Valley.