Dan Manchester looking skeptical about the fate of the world. But also wearing a tie, so pretty snazzy to boot.

Hello, friend, my name’s Dan.

I’m a recovering poet living in Portland, Ore., with my wife and kids, where I work as a front end software engineer at Connective DX. I’ve had the pleasure to work with some great companies at Connective, including Portland General Electric, Banner Bank, and KinderCare.

Before Connective, I worked at UpTrending, where I mostly wrote custom WordPress themes for funded startups like Elastic, Hortonworks, and WrightSpeed.

Prior to that, I was a developer at Needmore Designs, where I was lucky to have worked with great local organizations like Stumptown Coffee, Literary Arts, Elk Cove Vineyards, and Hunter Qualitative.

If you’d like to say hi, you can do so on Twitter or by email. You can reuse some of my code on GitHub or read some of my poems scattered about the internet (if you get down like that). I’m happy to talk about freelance gigs, preferred JavaScript frameworks, obsessing about process, what makes a perfect line break, East African coffees, strategic hand clapping as it pertains to punk songs—whatever you’re in to.