From covering local politics in Northern Alberta to helping build an established IT firm in Colorado, Justin’s diverse background made him the technology journalist he is today.
DigitalTrends.com, technology blog, 2015-present
- Explained the latest computing news to millions of regular readers.
- Wrote in-depth features and opinion pieces exploring, among other things, the emerging world of augmented reality.
- Reviewed cutting edge laptops and other computing hardware, including thoughts on design and data outlining performance.
HowToGeek.com, technology blog, 2016-present
- Contributed regular tutorials on cord-cutting topics, helping users configure their own home theater PC.
MakeUseOf.com, technology blog, 2009-2016
- As managing editor, oversaw a cultural shift among editorial staff. Site started focusing on quality content, and increased specialization among the editorial staff, resulting in a new influx of traffic.
- As a freelance contributor, wrote over 1200 articles covering every major technology platform, with a focus on in-depth how-tos and tutorials. To this day, thousands of readers enjoy these articles every month.
- As ebooks editor, oversaw the creation of the widely popular MakeUseOf manuals, in-depth documents outlining everything from Photoshop to building custom PCs. Millions of downloads built loyalty, driving long-term traffic to the site.
iSupportU, Boulder Colorado, IT professionals, 2009-2014
- First employee at now-established information technology company.
- Repaired shattered iPhones, optimized Windows computers, and generally helped customers tame their technology.
- Founded and managed the company’s web department, overseeing that creation of WordPress websites for local businesses.
- Specialized in one-on-one tutorials, helping intermediate computer users learn to manage their own WordPress websites.
Peace River Record-Gazette, Peace River Alberta, newspaper, 2007-2008
- Covered local politics during the height of northern Alberta’s oil boom.
- Photographed local arts, sports, and everything else.
- Wrote award-winning feature on recent immigrants: “Finding the Peace.”