I’m John West.

I’m the lead technologist in the R&D Lab of The Wall Street Journal. I'm the on-hiatus co-founder and technical director of Etc. Gallery, and I live in Dorchester, MA with my partner, a baby, and a cat.

I hold an MFA in writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars, a Peformance Degree in historical performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and a BA in philosophy from Oberlin College.

I make things with words, code, and music, I think websites ought to be fun, and here are some projects I've proud of.