Hi! I'm Joel.

I've created a lot of things—some would call me a serial entrepreneur, but I'd just say I like building things.

Currently I'm the founder and CEO of Everwall.

Most of my experience deals with real-time processing and search engines. Recently I was going through my LinkedIn profile and updating things, and I realized that nearly every job I've worked at over my 20+ years of experience, involved me building search engines and content discovery systems. It's kind of a weird coincidence, but it likely stems from the fact that I like working with real-time processing, lots of data, and making things more accessible.

As the Founder of several start-ups, I've gone from zero to one more times than I can count, and I've also then scaled it from one to 20+ team members several times. Managing cross-functional teams and working to get rid of roadblocks for them before they encounter them, is a satisfying role to play for me.

Development Things I Know

I've been around the block a few times, and because of that, I've had the opportunity to learn a ton of different technologies. Here's just a few that I'm most comfortable with:

Basic Frameworks

  • HTML / Javascript / CSS (SCSS)
  • PWAs — Progressive Web Apps
  • Electron
  • Docker & Kubernetes

Programming Languages

  • PHP — my most familiar language
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Javascript / ES6+
  • Go


  • MySQL / MariaDB
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • Firebase
  • SQLite

Real-time Processing

  • Beanstalkd
  • Redis Queues (xPUSH/xPOP and Pub/Sub)
  • Kaftka
  • RabbitMQ
  • Amazon SQS
  • WebRTC / WebSockets / Socket.io

Project Management Things I Know

I've worked with way more processes and tools for project management than I could possibly list here. We've transitioned from basic Excel spreadsheets to dedicated product management apps using any methodology you can think of. Project management is more than just tools, it's a mindset, it's thinking ahead, it's always questioning the why and then determining the best how. While most of my experience is directly developing things, I definitely feel that I'm a project manager at heart.

Basic Tools

  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • Apple iWork Suite


  • Agile
    • Kanban
    • Scrum
  • Waterfall

Project Management Tools

  • Trello
  • Asana
  • Wrike
  • AirTable
  • Excel (lol!)
  • Microsoft Projects
  • Primavera P6

People I Don't Know

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