Dan Manchester

1334 NE 77th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213

Current Position

Connective DX

Senior Software Engineer & Front End Practice Lead

  • lead front end development and architecture for a wide range of Fortune 200 marketing sites, web applications, and internal tools
  • develop handoff assets ranging from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to Angular or React web applications
  • assist in integration with various CMS platforms including Sitecore, AEM, Ektron, Umbraco, Drupal, and WordPress
  • core team member for our React-based front end boilerplate, Fuzzy Chainsaw

Example work:

Front End PDX Meetup Group

Founder & Co-Organizer

Organize and lead a 700+ member monthly Meetup group that facilitates speakers, lightning talks, and Bring Your Own Project Nights focused on a broad range of front-end-related topics.


Indiana University

MFA, Creative Writing

Skidmore College

BA, English

Applicable Skills

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, React, PostCSS, Sass, Webpack, Gulp, Git, Firebase, PHP, WordPress APIs, command line, Windows, OS X, Adobe Creative Suite…

Previous Experience


Front End Lead & WordPress theme developer

Developed and maintained WordPress themes for client sites ranging from stealth-mode startup brochure sites to large-scale open source communities. Projects included Elasticsearch, Hortonworks, and Wrightspeed Powertrains.

Needmore Designs

Web Developer

Led production on dozens of WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, Rails, and Magento sites. Projects included sites for Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Literary Arts, and Elk Cove Winery


Sole Proprietor

Freelance web design, development, and copy writing.

Broken Bridge

Co-director & Residential Instructor

Planned, promoted, organized, and ran annual residential summer conference for high school-aged writers. Additionally taught lessons on writing and oversaw a boys’ dormitory.