Jim Smiley is a software engineer from Philadelphia.

In summer 2014, he joined Recollect.net, a Vancouver-based recycling reminder startup. He has been a longtime contributing web editor to Technical.ly, beginning with the development of ConnectPhilly, an experimental, web-access discovery tool.

A fifth generation resident of the Frankford section of Phildelphia, he cofounded hyperlocal blog FrankfordGazette.com in 2007.