Hello, I'm Joel Carranza. Nice to meet you

I’m a nerd who lives in New Orleans with his life partner, Toi Carter, and two cats. I grew up in Mississippi and lived in Southern California for a long time. For over a decade, I’ve worked as a software developer at Gatekeeper Systems making mapping software for the utilities industry. I’m also the proud creator of two iOS apps and a photography enthusiast.

Contact Me

The best way to get in touch with me is via email at joel@joelcarranza.com. I’m terrible with social media, but if you insist you can find me on twitter as @_thedudeabides_


I created two iOS apps which I sell in the app store:

I’m primarily a java developer but on any given day I might write code in Java, Javascript, Objective-C, or Python. I prefer Python.


I love making photographs. My favorite camera right now is a Fuji X100S.

New Orleans is a fun city to be a photographer.

While living in California I did alot of hiking including a 210 mile trip on the John Muir Trail.

Assorted Travel: