My name is Joel Balmer and this page is deliberately a bit more informal, because people are more than just a polished resume. So here you will find a more chilled and laid-back layout of the things I enjoy. If you want to know more about me, feel free to get in touch via the contact page.


Anyway, back to 'about me' :). I like to climb, code, chat and be confused. Why do I like to be confused? Because I like to have problems to solve, things to learn. I also love to teach, but teaching doesn't start with a 'c' and I was going for alliteration. 


I like to fail... but not too much and not for too long, I am human after-all... so I like to get things right the second time... don't mind failing once... don't like failing twice or thrice... but it happens :).

I grew up in the North Island of New Zealand until I was 18, which was when I moved to the South Island of New Zealand for university. I ended up loving the South Island for its variety of outdoor activities and so never left. In fact, as far as I am concerned, New Zealand is the second most beautiful country in the world... it used to be the first until in 2017 when I visited Norway. If that upsets my fellow Kiwi countrymen and countrywomen, know that it upsets me too, but I deal in facts, even when the truth hurts.

I don't know what else to tell you really, I mean there is a lot I could say and I have a tendency to ramble, but no need for this to be a blog post. Hope you have enjoyed looking around my site and as I said earlier, feel free to get in touch if you want to know more.