Jason Goldstein

Developer, Live music afficianado, Serious coffee-drinker.
Have beagle, will travel.

I’m a web technologist in Washington, DC, working primarily with Front End and Python stacks since 2010.

I drink my coffee extra black, made movies as an independent film group I co-founded called Be The Shoe, have a Beagle puppy named Ziggy who is the mayor of D.C..

Currently mourning live music and world travel while hanging out in lockdown, walking my dog, listening to vinyl and trying to teach myself to play acoustic guitar over the internet.

Social media is dead to me. If you want to say hello, email me.


2020 Technology Wishlist

Pragmatic ideas that are completely feasible and actually good for the end users.

December 2019, about 3 pages.

Help! None of my projects want to be SPAs

February 2019, about 7 pages.

Offline in the Internet Book Store

September 2018, about 5 pages.

I’m too stupid for AsyncIO

A Python misadventure

August 2017, about 8 pages.

One Weird Trick to Destroy Western Civilization

November 2016, about 7 pages.

On Magpies and Cheap Cameras

July 2016, about 5 pages.


I lead a developer team at The Atlantic focused on the hardest problem on the web: how to fund journalism in ways that make for a great reader experience.

Can all the ads be fast?

A data-driven approach to speeding up TheAtlantic.com

August 2018, about 8 pages.

The Case For Bespoke Advertising

How The Atlantic is improving the user experience by building better ads

May 2017, about 6 pages.

Viewability Rising

Why The Atlantic baked Advertising and Analytics into our platform

August 2016, about 5 pages.

Et Cetera

All the fun stuff.

Ziggy For America

A revolution with floppy ears


Be The Shoe

We make movies worth watching



Sort of a photo essay


“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”