Jason Charnes


I was insprired by Derek Sivers (and many others) to have my own “now page.” I think they’re fun to read, even if mine won’t change too often. 🤗

👶 Family

We just welcomed our third child into the world. I’m trying to learn a new routine with a pre-schooler, toddler, and newborn. 😅

🖥 Podia

I’m a Lead Developer for Podia. The creators we serve and my co-workers are fantastic- I very much love it. I started at Podia as hire #7 in May of 2018. 🗓

📺 TV series

I’m currently watching Mythic Quest and the latest season of Hell’s Kitchen.

Some of my favorite TV shows include (in no particular order):

  • The Office
  • Nathan For You
  • MASH
  • Ted Lasso
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Dexter (come on season 9!)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • For All Mankind

🥑 Eating habits

I’m really interested in eating Whole Food Plant-based. I’m struggling to commit to it 100% (I had meat before writing this, don’t judge me 😅), but it’s something I’m actively trying to pursue.

I am on a lemonade kick and enjoy putting almond milk in my coffee, recently.

🎵 Music

I started drumming again. 🥁 That was my life until I found programming. It’s been fun to pick back up. I’ll still land the occasional gig playing bass or strum my guitar around the house, but drumming really fuels me.

I’ve also been trying my hand at writing some ambient music.

🌝 Side-projects

I still like to create things in my free time.


I am currently building Storeform for print shops and promotional companies.


HopeGrid is a benevolence tool I co-founded with a friend several years ago.

Interactive Rails with StimulusReflex

I launched a course in 2021 called Interactive Rails with StimulusReflex. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, so this was very exciting for me. Having a tool like Podia made hosting and selling the course a breeze.