About

I am a world-class software developer living in New York’s East Village. For five years, I was focused on iOS development, but now I do a bunch of things. I’m married, with two cats. I contributed to open source so much that it brainwashed me. I’ve written books and I’ve made photos and now I’m playing guitar.

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, which is why I run a weekly Peer Lab in New York and volunteer with Coalition for Queens.


If you want to get in touch, Twitter is the best way to reach me. Only if you have to, you can email ash@ashfurrow.com.


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

# Artsy

The vision of Artsy is ambitious: a future where everyone is moved by art every day. That vision resonates with me, and I’m proud to work towards it. I help build software for Artsy in JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, Ruby, Scala – whatever it takes. Most of what I work on is open source and I write a lot on Artsy’s Engineering Blog.

# Teehan+Lax

After learning the importance of design at 500px, I moved to Teehan+Lax – Canada’s leading design agency – to learn more. I developed keen collaboration skills while working closely with designers and clients to realize outstanding products.

# 500px

500px is a site that aims to host the world’s best photography. Like Flickr, but only for your best shots. I developed their first iPad app, and later led the iOS team to ship the new universal app.