Nate Ritter Nate has been a web developer for over 17 years for the likes of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, Land Rover. He is also a consultant and public speaker and has appeared in publications such as Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, Fast Company, The Epoch Times, Lifehacker, and Mashable.

Appeared in (Periodicals)

The Wall Street Journal Wired Magazine canadian-press Guardian.co.uk ABC news Voice of San DiegoBBC

Appeared in (Books)

Tara Hunt‘s book, The Whuffie Factor, “The 5 Keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning with Online Communities”: a breakthrough book, providing the strategic map and specific tactics for success in the lucrative, but strange and elusive world of online communities.

Tom Watson‘s book, CauseWired, “Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World – the Rise of Online Social Activism”: a new book about the rise of online social activism.

Beth Simone Noveck’s book, Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful

Accolades, Accomplishments/Innovations, and Certifications

Nate is also a small business and startup business strategy consultant. He was the first person to develop keyword filtered RSS feeds while at Western Washington University and popularized the user of hashtags during the San Diego fires of 2007.

He resides in San Diego, CA, holds a BA in Management Information Systems, is certified as a Practitioner Level Information Systems Analyst by ICCP.  Nate also picks up side jobs here and there and would love for you to contact him if you’re interested in his fabulous work.


Feel free to visit the portfolio page. If you’re interested in some of the projects Nate’s working on at any point in time, you can usually find a relatively updated list at NateRitter.com. They include Tiny Geo Coder, @missingchildren, and Crisis Wire.

Consulting Services

I’ll let the testimonials speak for themselves …

Aside from his genuine character and good humor, Nate has made our emerging organization happen. I can say simply and truthfully that we wouldn’t exist in 20% of the capacity that we do today without his involvement. … His business acumen and ability to remain at the vanguard of changing trends and opportunities becomes evident quite quickly after meeting Nate.
~ Travis Vaughan, The San Diego Microfinance Alliance

Nate brings together a rare skillset that combines a detailed technological knowledge with a strong business acumen, and a personality that is approachable, down to earth, yet ready to challenge in the spirit of improvement. Unlike so many others, Nate took an approach with me that was not predicated upon ‘landing a deal’. In a refreshing change from tradition, he was genuinely interested in my long term success and developing a true relationship with me.
~ BJ Turner

With his Twitter coverage of the 2007 San Diego wildfires, Nate set the tone for how mainstream media would begin using Web 2.0 technologies to cover and distribute breaking news. He is a great example of someone who can recognize and execute on business opportunities, while providing a deep understanding of how to drive a project from a technology perspective. Genius. Pure freakin’ genius.
~ Anthony Starkey

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