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Hey, I’m Joel. I’m a Privacy Engineer at Shopify, a climber, minimalist, stoic, and advocate for ethical design and human rights.


I enjoy writing software that helps people get things done without exploiting their personal data. Ethical design puts people’s needs first. It is functional, accessible, and respectful.

I usually work with Ruby, Rails, CoffeeScript, Turbolinks, PostgreSQL, Redis, NaCl.

You can contact me on Twitter at @joeldrapper, or email me at [email protected].

I’m also on Signal at +1 613 800 6931.

Joel climbing a rock face.