About Colby Palmer

Colby Palmer
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Colby Palmer is a Web technologist, entrepreneur and full-stack developer who lives in Santa Monica, CA. Once he started writing about himself in the third person, but then I changed my mind.

Web applications, platforms, and interfaces are my specialty. I am proficient in several programming languages, but prefer Python with Django and client-side MVC / Javascript, running on AWS. I am interested in realtime communication, interest-based social gaming and basically any new developments in Web technology.

I am a CTO who is good at leading technology teams. Familiarity with all parts of a platform stack give me a unique ability to see how all the pieces fit together and communicate between teams. I’m an engaged project manager with a good sense of UX best practices and business value. My style is hands-on, agile, yet laid-back... and I’ll admit, occasionally a little cowboy. (I’m not afraid to disregard convention here and there. Yee-haw!)

What I Do

  • Technology team leadership and developer process tuning
  • Platform architecture and content management systems
  • E-commerce / marketplace / subscription payment platforms
  • Django/Python application development
  • Javascript / client-side MVC frameworks: Ember.js, Backbone.js
  • HTML5/CSS3 responsive web design
  • Interface design / UX / product development
  • High-availability cloud server configurations
  • Page scraping, Web bots, video/audio/text chat, search backends, etc…

Favorite Tools

Some things I enjoy working with, in no particular order:

Pet Projects

I build things just for fun, and maintain some open-source software:

Past Work

I’ve been lucky enough to work with a lot of world-class Internet and entertainment brands:

I’m also a musician (guitar, trumpet and more), music fiend, beach runner, father, husband, lizard owner, and foodie.

If you wish to contact me, try @colbypalmer on Twitter or my contact form.