Joel Richard

Head, Web Services

Hi! I'm the lead Web Developer for the Smithsonian Libraries with nearly two decades of experience in software, web development and internet technology. I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. Among other things, I spent eight years as a small business owner doing website development and consulting for a variety of clients before I moved to the Smithsonian Libraries in 2009.

When it comes to computers, I am a generalist with a broad and ever-growing understanding of computers and internet technology. However, I keep my focus on web and internet software development because that's my first love. (After comptuers. And my spouse. And my cat. Not in that order.)

I am currently overseeing the transition of the Biodiversity Heritage Library to a new hosting environment. Exciting times!

Outside of work, I have many  analog interests, including LEGO, cooking, tabletop gaming, travel, photography, and philately.

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