Jonathan Lee Martin

I craft exceptional software, and teach others to do the same.

Good products start with user-centered design and frequent communication. Exceptional software takes best-in-class expertise, unwavering craftsmanship and results-oriented collaboration.

Training web developers
at DigitalCrafts

I guide 100+ students through their 480-hour journey in JavaScript, Node and React at Atlanta’s #1 rated coding bootcamp.

Jonathan reaches his hand into your soul and finds the question you were trying to ask even though you didn’t have the words for it.
Jonathan Martin speaking at JSConf Budapest

Speaking at conferences
around the world

Sharing makes everyone better. I’m a frequent speaker at international conferences and local meetups on web tech, design patterns and professional skills.

Does the network seem thin up here? Collaborating with CRDTs & mountaintop mesh networks.

@NDC Oslo

Async patterns to scale your multicore JavaScript… elegantly.

@JSConf Budapest

Spreading best practices
at Big Nerd Ranch

Best practices go beyond code: they demonstrate kindness. I reworked our course and blog toolchains to demolish barriers for new authors, and cut load time for our readers by 2–4x.

I collaborated on hardware projects like Remotebot — a kindly Arduino Slackbot that helps foster a remote-first work culture — and Course Correct, an augmented reality web app to aid instructors.

I travel the world as a landscape photographer.

Five years ago I didn’t plan to globetrot, but the tourist-clogged cities drove me to the mountains where, through the medium of photography, I stoke my wanderlust and awaken it in others. I blog about these escapades on Yellowscale, my travel and photography brand.

Traveling the world
to discover unique landscapes

Amazing landscapes begin with stunning locations, and they won’t be found in cities or bucket list tourist destinations. By day I work as a developer and international trainer, but at twilight I scale mountains to discover unique landscapes.

Writing at Fstoppers
& Digital Photography School

Staff writer for Fstoppers and guest author at Digital Photography School.

Lessons From Shooting Landscapes With My First Ultra-Wide Lens

@Fstoppers

Use Neutral Tones to Craft Realistic Edits for Landscape Photos

@Digital Photography School

Vlogs & tutorials
on Yellowscale

Digital nomad tips and minimalist travel guides from a chronic globetrotter.

5 Tips to Save Money on International Travel
9 Landscape Photography Editing Tips to Overcome Editor’s Block
Sunset at Road’s End, Oregon

Around the Bend
in western Oregon

The Pacific Northwest is filled with outstanding beauty: from deserts and the most scenic coastline in the US, to snow-capped peaks and volcano craters.

I spent 15 days in western Oregon shooting landscapes by twilight, starting with Mt. Hood at the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Bachelor just outside Bend.

Mist over a lake in Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Brooding landscapes
in the United Kingdom

Most travelers know of Ireland’s rugged beauty, but it’s the Welsh mountains and coastline that remain the hidden gem of the British Isles.

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales echoes the brooding atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands mixed with the breathtaking scale of the Alps.

Chalet against a backdrop of the Alps in Geroldsee, Bavaria

The Alps: Europe’s region of outstanding beauty

No region in the world carries the same breathtaking scale and snow-capped magic of this 1,200 km mountain range.

See the amazing diversity of the Alps from the Jungfrau in Switzerland, to Tre Cime in the Italian Dolomites.

See more unique landscapes
from around the world

Head to Yellowscale for landscape photography from a growing list of countries: Scotland. Wales. Ireland. England. Italy. Germany. Austria. Switzerland. Norway. Hungary. Poland.

I motivate others to pursue their goals with intentionality.

The digital nomad lifestyle entails many things: minimalism, travel and remote work. But the two defining characteristics are intentionality and freedom. Adopting the digital nomad lifestyle is about aligning your time and money with your priorities — whether or not you travel full-time.

What is a digital nomad
& how do I become one?

A digital nomad leverages technology to work from anywhere. But more importantly, a nomad embraces lifestyle choices that free them to make decisions with intentionality.

That won’t happen overnight, so start the journey today — not tomorrow.

Traveling indefinitely
with one carry-on bag

Honing your one bag packing will help turn your dream of traveling around the world indefinitely into reality, and now is the time for you to practice.

Here’s my ultralight digital nomad packing list for travel of any duration.

Cognitive biases
that cripple your goals

Irrational behavior can make for a good laugh, but it’s no laughing matter when it prevents you from aligning your time, money and goals.

Here’s how you can outwit insidious cognitive biases like the Sunk Cost Fallacy and Impostor Syndrome so you can advance in your craft faster and drastically improve your productivity.

Funding full-time travel
with your tax return

Imagine working remotely from the Alps, living in B&Bs full-time as a location independent consultant. Sound like a dream only Phileas Fogg could realize?

As a full-time traveler, you can substantially reduce your US tax burden by claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion on your tax return! Learn how tax day works for digital nomads.

Let’s do something together.

I love collaborating with others! Say hi at [email protected] or reach out on social media.