Rick is the creator of Johnny-Five, a JavaScript framework for hardware programming on the Node.js platform and is working towards establishing standards for general hardware APIs. With a growing body of platform support, Johnny-Five is working towards becoming the defacto standard for hardware programming with javaScript. In 2016, Bocoup and Sparkfun partnered to create the Johnny-Five Inventor Kit, featuring the Tessel 2.

On the web, Rick is a jQuery Core committer and former board member of the jQuery Foundation, as well as jQuery's former representative to Ecma's TC39. He now serves as Bocoup's own representative, since joining Ecma in 2016.

Rick's personal work is open sourced under the MIT license and freely available at Github.

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