We started Honeybadger in 2012 when we became frustrated with the current monitoring tools on the market. We started with no outside funding and a total commitment to building a sustainable business with a singular mission: to make developers' lives better.
Today, tens of thousands of developers ship better software with Honeybadger. We couldn't have done this without the support and encouragement of our awesome customers—thank you!
Acquaintances are often surprised that Honeybadger isn't a thirty-person company. We're proof of what you can accomplish with a few highly-focused people!
Ben has been developing web apps and building startups since '99, and fell in love with Ruby and Rails in 2005. Before co-founding Honeybadger, he launched a couple of his own startups: Catch the Best, to help companies manage the hiring process, and RailsKits, to help Rails developers get a jump start on their projects.
Ben's role at Honeybadger ranges from bare-metal to front-end... he keeps the server lights blinking happily, builds a lot of the back-end Rails code, and dips his toes into the front-end code from time to time.
When he's not working, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and kids, ride his road bike, and of course hack on open source projects. :)
Josh started hacking on IRC scripts in the late nineties and has been hacking on computers (and businesses) ever since. He works on most of Honeybadger, leads marketing and developer relations, and is involved in many open-source projects.
Before Honeybadger, Josh built a Ruby on Rails consulting business. For ten years, he worked with technology startups and companies of all sizes to build, improve, and fix their web applications.
Josh lives in the forest with his wife and kids and likes reading, writing, and taking pictures when not connected to the internet.
Ben Findley got his start in marketing by
keyword stuffing websites practicing SEO in 2006 as a way to feed himself while waiting for his band to take off. After deciding that being a rich rock star would be too mainstream, he embraced his life as a marketer and hasn't looked back (unless he's checking to see if there are ghosts chasing him).
He enjoys all things digital marketing, biking, and Dad jokes.
Ben resides in Seattle with his wife and kids.
Kevin is the freshest Honeybadger (both in time and breakdancing abilities). Kevin has been building things with software since his dad brought home the family IBM 386. He fancies himself a bit of a programming polyglot. When he's not compromising his ability to write Ruby by learning new languages, he enjoys hiking through the Oregon wilderness, hanging with his family, or watching cringeworthy b-list movies.
Throughout his career, Roel has worked with various languages and frameworks like ColdFusion, C#, VB, Perl, PHP, and Python. He found his true calling working with Ruby on Rails. Now he's a software developer for Honeybadger working on the things he enjoys most!
Other than hacking on his next side project, he also likes writing, basketball, cycling, and online competitive video games. You'll also find him playing Pokemon TCG with his wife and kids.