Joshua Essex is the Chief Technology Officer at Recidiviz and one of its co-founders. Previously, Joshua spent eight years at Opower (acquired by Oracle), most recently as a Principal Software Engineer, Tech Lead, and Architect, where he led an organization of 40+ engineers building their platform for generating billions of targeted communications to people around the globe, designed to inform and empower them to use less energy. Joshua likes to read Wikipedia articles end-to-end and surf adequately. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University.