Hi

My name is Joshua Chappell, a software developer from Columbia, SC. I worked on a national performance management software platform for 8 years, and am now a consultant, at VC3.

Work

I liked to consider myself the "platform" guy on the Enrich product. I handled much of the non-"exotic", but foundational pieces of the application.

Some cool things I've been able to do:
  • Built a custom ETL framework to provide data integrations with products from multiple vendors, in a variety of hosting scenarios, and with high levels of data availability and quality.
  • Designed and built a highly-available remote agent to facilitate secure data transfer between customer and vendor hosting environments.
  • Designed and built an online content repository.
  • Architect for the product’s RESTful APIs.

About Me

tl;dr; I'm a nerd.

Robots

Building

Here's the first one I ever built in 2010. It didn't do much, but slowly drive it's way into my heart (and then usually in a circle).

My First Robot

Volunteering

I volunteered with FIRST for about 7 years, and loved every bit of it!

My first competition in 2005!

My First Competition
My penultimate competition in 2010
My First Competition

Photography

Not very good at it, but it hasn't slowed me down. Sydney Skyline (I somehow managed to chop off a very dramatic and moody Syndey Opera House in this photo)

Travel

Here's a Map of some of the places I've visited.

Student Mentorship

I love working with young people understand how technology can improve their lives (both functionally and as a career)

Music

I play the violin (started when I was 8) and at one point (and not for very long, on account of my being not good at it) thought I was going to be a professional music composer.

Football!

The kind you play with your feet!

LIIIVERPOOOOOL!
My First Robot

Gracie

10/31/1997 - 5/30/2015

The best friend a boy (then man, she lived for almost 18 years!) could ask for. More than a poodle...and is missed, even now.
My First Robot