Who Is Josh Richet?
I’m Josh Richet. I’m a performer, singer, songwriter & web developer from Penticton, BC. I write and play a lot of my own music as a means of escape from the rude world. My greatest pleasure in life is to rock a crowd.
My recent musical achievements include winning a battle of the bands at the Legion in Penticton with my band, Blaze4. I recently opened as a solo act (without my band) for Simulated Contact at The Elite in Penticton, BC. I regularily play solo at Open Mic Nights at The Elite and I’m looking to open more shows.
I don’t really think of myself as a great guitarist. Indeed, I play just enough guitar to get the music I want to make from my mind onto the stage, or at least onto a track. I am also an Avid Snowboarder and if I’m not up at Apex, I can often be found hanging out at Leggott’s Classic Guitars just soaking up the ambiance and drooling over all of the fine instruments.
I’m also a programmer with over a decade of experience. I build custom web applications that enable websites to aid businesses in unique ways. I’ve worked for bootstrapped startups and billion-dollar corporations. I’ve been a valuable member of solo, small and large project teams in a number of scenarios that have led me to working as a consultant part-time and teaching web development at the Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) in Kelowna, BC.
My professional website and portfolio can be found at http://jr1.ca
My professional achievements include:
- Vehicle value software
- A pine-beetle infestation management tracking application for the BC government
- Remote teamwork facilitation software
- Many websites for agencies that sell websites
- Creating my software stacks for small and medium sized projects
- Reaching over a year of up-time on my personalized Linux web-server
- Writing a custom PHP apps for various small to medium-sized businesses