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George Mandis teaching an Arduino class with cute little smiley-face finger puppets covering RGB LEDs

About George

George Mandis is an independent developer & consultant, Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, creative technologist and speaker. He has been building things on the web for over since he was ~12 and doing so professionally since 2006, when he started his own micro-agency at SnapTortoise based out of Portland, Oregon. His development & consultancy business focuses on full stack web development, extending and designing application infrastructure, maintenance, custom integrations and optimizations. Clients include professional sports teams, national nonprofits, App Store apps, startups & agencies.

George has spoken and led workshops at 25+ conferences all over the world, from Microsoft Build to neighborhood meetups, from Nepal to New York, presenting mostly on topics of JavaScript and what he likes to call "joyful programming." His other educational and advocacy efforts include running an introductory web development bootcamp through a local community college in Portland since 2015 intended to serve traditionally under-represented people in the tech industry, one-on-one mentoring and teaching creative programming and electronics classes to children and adults.

In 2020 he spent the first few months of the year attending a self-directed educational retreat in New York City at the Recurse Center. It was one of the best decisions he's made in a long time.

He is a seasoned travel enthusiast who's run marathons in North Korea and feels moderately proud of his functionally awful Serbo-Croatian.

Beyond this site you can find some of his work on CSS Tricks, GitHub, YouTube and Leanpub.

Interested and open to remote and international work opportunities, preferrably contract but always open to discussion. Please read more about hiring me