I am a Canadian software developer currently living in New York's East Village. The last five years of my life have been focused on iOS development, but I dabble. I have two cats, and when I'm not writing open source code, I like to write books and make photos.

Community is incredibly important to me; I've only been able to accomplish what I have because of the kindness and generosity of others. I owe it to the people who helped me to help others now. I want to lead by example and become the kind of developer that I would want to work with. That means sharing knowledge, code, and time with others. To that end, I've been working toward becoming Open Source by Default in all aspects of my life.

Over my young career, I've been fortunate to work at some amazing places.


The goal of Artsy is simple, but ambitious: make art as popular as music. Here, I work on a team to build Artsy's different iOS apps – mostly as open source software, which is amazing 🎉


After learning the importance of design at 500px, I moved to Teehan+Lax – Canada's leading design agency – to learn more. I developed skills collaborating with designers to work with clients to realize their products.


500px is a site that aims to host the world's best photography. Like flickr, but only for your best shots. While there, I developed the iPad app, and later led the iOS team to ship the universal iOS app.

If you want to get in touch, Twitter is the best way to reach me. You can also email ash@ashfurrow.com and I'll try to get back to you.