Hi, I'm Joel -

Khan Academy Developer,

Learner and Maker.


I care deeply about making wonderful, powerful things and making an impact.

Those principles brought me to Khan Academy, where I started working as an intern in 2011. I'm currently on our content tools team, where I work on the exercise experience and tools for question writers. You can see some of that work in the Perseus project. I've also spent time recently open-sourcing our React components.

I'm fascinated by the idea of making programming better. Programmers jump from technology to technology distressingly fast, all while failing to address fundamental problems. I hope to play a part in improving tools, stabilizing the tech stack, and making programming more accessible. I've been working hard on a not-yet-released programming environment called Pigment.