Biography

Nathaniel’s Short Bio

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a solution architect focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. Most recently, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Nathaniel’s Long Bio

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a solution architect in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with extensive experience developing Java Enterprise Edition based Web applications. He graduated from St. John’s University (MN) with a degree in Computer Science and has a master’s of science degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota. For the last several years, he has focused on user interface design. Nathaniel has contributed to corporate interface guidelines and consulted on a variety of Web-based applications. A long-time member of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group and a Sun-certified Web component developer, Nathaniel believes that if the user can’t figure out your application, then you’ve done something wrong. Along with his user interface work, Nathaniel is the cocreator of the open-source Taconite framework, has contributed to two corporate Java frameworks, has developed training material, and has led several study groups. During the brief moments of warm weather found in his home state of Minnesota, he spends as much time on the golf course as his wife will tolerate. He’s currently exploring Clojure and Clojure Script. Nathaniel is the coauthor of three books, Foundations of Ajax, Pro Ajax and Java Frameworks and Presentation Patterns.

Contact Me

I’m fairly easy to get in touch with though I warn you, I don’t always respond to email as quickly as I should. But that shouldn’t stop you from reaching out! You can ping me at: ntschutta at that permanently beta Google email service.

You can also follow me on Twitter at @ntschutta

I am a fan of GitHub, and much of my content can be found there.

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Nathaniel Schutta