Jonathan Sharp has been passionate about the internet and web development since 1996. Over the past 19 years Jonathan has worked in a variety of settings from small startups such as Imprev, Inc. in Bellevue, Washington to larger organizations such as Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska to international corporations such as Motorola, Inc. in Chicago. Jonathan received his B.S. in Computer Science from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
In July of 2008 Jonathan left the ranks of the corporate world to found Out West Media which provides web development and technology consulting services to a list of international clients. Out West Media's business has grown by word-of-mouth and personal referrals from past clients. Jonathan provides solutions for off the shelf and open source software such as the popular blogging platforms Wordpress and Movable Type as well as content management solutions such as Drupal. Jonathan also provides software architecture, engineering and development services using technologies such as XHTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL.
Jonathan also has spoken at a number of industry events such as The Ajax Experience 2008 and Silicon Prairie New's Creative Capital Pitch session. Jonathan is also an author having co-authored an upcoming jQuery book (fall 2009) and technical reviewer having credits in Professional PHP 4 (Wrox).
In addition to Jonathan's development experience, he is a former CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and has experience designing, building and deploying solutions for a high performance web infrastructure. As such Out West Media is able to provide a complete end-to-end solution to customers on a variety of projects.
Jonathan is most grateful for the smaller things in life that are so often missed out on. Working out of his home office in Plattsmouth, Nebraska he's thankful for the opportunities he's had to be part of his family's life and witness the daily miracle of their daughter Noel. Life is but a blink of an eye with no guarantee of tomorrow, as such Jonathan enjoys each moment he's been given with the promise of eternity.
Do you have an idea for a project or an existing one in need of refreshment? Contact Jonathan Sharp and Out West Media today and lets start a conversation.