My name is Joël Perras, and I’m a partner at Fictive Kin.

If you love mathematics, computer science, finance, and oxford commas, you’ll feel right at home here.

I studied physics, mathematics, and sprinklings of computer science at McGill University. When I’m not neck deep in server automation or in books on distributed systems engineering, I’m probably trying to lift very heavy weights off the floor to put them down again.

I’ve been working in web technologies for over a decade, and in that time I’ve had the privilege of working on some very large projects, on some really fun open source frameworks, and have had the pleasure of working with some incredible people.

I currently live in Toronto, Canada with the love of my life, Sara, and our dog and cat. You can often find me working out of East Room, arguably one of the best coworking offices in the country.

Feel free to send me an email at, or reach out to me on Twitter at @jperras. I usually go by jperras online, if both email and Twitter are not your thing.