Josh Clayton

About Me

I've spent almost twenty years writing software professionally. For the better part of a decade, I've led teams of about twenty developers and designers, first at thoughtbot's Boston studio, and now as the Managing Director of thoughtbot's Boost team.

  • I am a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps. I joined right out of high school, because while I knew college wasn't for me, I was not comfortable with what I perceived as stagnation.
  • I enjoy learning; from Olympic weightlifting through CrossFit to new programming languages to training for and running a marathon in 11 weeks in 2019, I enjoy identifying gaps in my experiences and pushing myself to grow.
  • I love to challenge others and watch people grow; throughout my life, I've found the most fulfillment meeting people who advocate and push me to become a better person, and paying that forward to others.