By night...

Photo by  mphotodesign

I'm a husband and father first, and a tinker beyond that. You'll find me chasing my children, hugging my wife, or possibly curled up with a guitar, Apple device, Peter Rollins book, indie movie or, on really fun days, a soldering iron. If I'm not at home, which, these days, frankly, is unlikely, I'm either at a coffee shop reading, seeing some live music or I’m the guy in the corner of the bar with a laptop.

Mom, if I've directed you here, it's to click this link

By day...

I'm a software designer/developer for a name you might know.

For a look at my approach to integrating design and technology, or being a developer and working well with designers, watch this talk from Øredev 2013: 

On a blue moon...

I've been lucky enough to have a lot of fun making music with some incredible people. I co-founded and played guitar, mandolin and banjo and sang with bluegrass/old time band The Rogue River String Band (links: Live TV appearance, 1st Album on iTunes, unreleased follow-up album) for several years, before we broke up to have children and move to different cities. I played guitar and sang with Meche (remember MySpace and bad home recordings?), an anything goes garage band, for a good part of the same time-span, until we broke up for similar reasons. I even got to collaborate with The Ugly Facade on As Written by a Member of the Dying Middle Class, co-composing several tracks and playing banjo and electric guitar and singing backing vocals for gems such as Solace in Fugue (I really like what he did with the cheesy solo I did for I May Be Stupid, too—this guy is an incredible producer)

Oh, and I co-authored a book with Jesse Cravens: Building Web Applications with Ember.js (affiliate link).

What people are saying about Thomas Q Brady...

"You sir, win at Twitter. _Forever._" - @beep

"lmao!! Groooossss!!!" - @Genski84

"yes and pick pockets" - @gryghostvisuals

"You can never forget Hudson Hawk." - @BrilliantCrank

"Awesome. My tattoo thanks you." - @adamesque