a bit about myself …

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Web developer, product manager, solutions architect, public speaker, volunteer, and non-profit board member in Austin-ish, Texas. Back in the day, I could just say “webmaster” …

I love front-end things like HTML5, CSS3/SASS/LESS, JavaScript/ES6, SPAs, and responsive web design using a gaggle of popular frameworks & libs. I have a mastery of WordPress, and love a good regex challenge.

And I also do back-end things, like .NET, PHP, MS SQL/MySQL/NoSQL databases, and APIs of all kinds. I’ve built high-availability Linux clusters in Rackspace, AWS and Digital Ocean, so digging into Nginx, Apache httpd, Memcached and Varnish don’t scare me one bit.

Lately, my tool belt is filled with technologies like Node, NPM, Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, Backbone, React, Composer, and Bower. But I do plenty of other buzzwords, too. Just ask.

I ♥ open source and contribute where I can.

Deep knowledge of digital design, user experiences, and tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro allow me to build things that are more than functional – they’re beautiful. I constantly think about things like SEO, content structure, web performance, and app analytics.

I’ve attended multiple Human Factors Int’l courses in omni-channel UX and PET design. Recently I spoke at the Austin WordCamp Developer Conference on hosting WordPress in the cloud. And while at Dell, Inc. I earned Yellow and Green belts in project management under their PMI-led Business Process Improvement program.

I dig live music, flying single-engine aircraft, and photography. Designing for people is my passion, code is my craft, non-profit is my devotion. I’m a native Austinite, which feels like a rare breed these days.

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Find me on:
▹ twitter: @grantnorwood
▹ linkedin: @grantnorwood
▹ github: @grantnorwood