Josh Kadis

(work)

Josh Kadis is a senior product manager and developer whose day-to-day work includes managing product roadmaps and timelines, leading teams and coaching individual team members, writing and reviewing code, and navigating the rituals of Agile project management.

He’s currently the director of product development at Alley Interactive, a digital agency serving news organizations, non-profit institutions, and other large-scale publishers. Josh’s role at Alley is to lead client projects with a focus on long-term product lifecycle and to bring internally developed technologies to market.

He also serves as a member of Alley’s executive management team and leads the company’s JavaScript practice area for a remote team of more than 35 developers.

Previously, he was a senior technologist at Quartz, Atlantic Media’s now-iconic news startup. Josh’s responsibilities at Quartz included foundational front-end and back-end development, integration with a host of ads and analytics systems, and introducing A/B testing using a custom methodology to inform the design process.

Before his career in news media, Josh was a technologist at Big Spaceship. During 6 years as a digital strategist, writer, and marketer in the bicycle industry, Josh worked with leading brands like Specialized, SRAM, and Zipp.

He attended Stanford University and the University of Colorado’s Boulder Digital Works.

(personal)

I live in Brooklyn with my partner, our daughter, and our dog. When I’m not hanging out with them, I can usually be found riding or racing my bike. I started racing in 1995 and have been pretty average (on a good day) at it ever since.

I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended the John Ward Elementary School.