Travis Southard

Philadelphian Software Engineer


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About Me

My name is Travis, and I am a software engineer living in Philadelphia with my spouse, Ruby, and our two cats, Topaz and Basil. I am interested in gardening, bike touring, and solarpunk living.

I am currently seeking work as a software engineer, especially working with civic technology and geospatial solutions. I have previously worked at Element 84, Azavea, and Urality.

I am actively volunteering with Code for Philly as the tech lead for the Expungement Petition Generator for Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, and helped put together a third places finder as part of Code for Philly's Launchpad 2023.

Before transitioning into working in tech, I spent about 5 years working in the bicycle industry as a mechanic and bike tour organizer. I am also an Americorps alum who served in City Year Philadelphia. I have ridden two cross-country bike tours with Bike & Build, and another on the full East Coast Greenway with my best friend.