Jade Michael Thornton

Hi there! I'm a passionate software engineer and aerial photographer in Texas. Here's some links you may find interesting:

If you'd like to contact me, my email is the best method.


What I cannot create, I do not understand
— Richard Feynman

All of my projects are open source and live on GitLab and/or GitHub. Here's some highlights.


My organized thoughts live in my blog. Some selected pieces:


I'm experienced in Javascript, Python, React.js, SQL and full-stack web development. I'm a bit rusty in Java, Clojure, OCaml, C and Nix. I'm becoming proficient in Angular and TypeScript.

I'm currently a senior software engineer at DroneDeploy, working on the 3D mapping interface. My previous experience includes cross-functional software engineering at FlightAware (a Collins Aerospace company), development of internal financial systems for Thomson Reuters, software consulting with Maverick Software, and custom software and tech support for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Other interests

I'm a hobby quadcopter pilot and aerial photographer, some of my favorite photos are available at photos.jmthornton.net.

I've proudly volunteered with Bunny Buddies since 2019, a non-profit rabbit rescue organization. Alongside my own pet rabbits, I foster bunnies who are too young to be adopted or require special medical care, as well as work on the organization website and volunteer my time at events. My beautiful wife, Stephanie, previously served as the Director of Adoptions.