Greg Bulmash (he/him) is a writer, developer, teacher, and performer who lives in the suburban wilderness north of Seattle known as Snohomish County. He blogs about cooking, humor, writing, tech, software development, guns, politics, and whatever else might be pinging at his brain.
He’s the father of two teens and one dog, and husband to a fabulous collage and assemblage artist.
He he has worked for some of the biggest names in tech like IMDb (6.5 years), Amazon (5.25 years), and Microsoft (2.5 years Blue Badge, 2.5 years contract), and in those roles worked with partner/subsidiary brands like NBC News and Amazon Alexa. He’s spoken on software development at tech conferences on three continents, emceed a couple, self-published a novel, and has even been a professional karaoke MC. He has a number of certifications during his career, including:
- Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5.3)
- Raspberry Pi Certified Educator
- AWS Certified Developer – Associate
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
- freeCodeCamp: APIs and Microservices
- LivePerson Certified Professional in Messaging Foundation
- LivePerson AI Native
- freeCodeCamp: Front End Libraries (Bootstrap, SCSS, jQuery, and React)
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
In 2013, looking to connect with like-minded parents who were trying to help their kids learn to program computers, he ended up founding Seattle CoderDojo (a chapter of CoderDojo) and ran that from launch in mid 2013 (announce & sign-ups opened in July 2013 on MeetUp) through its December 2019 Hour of Code event at Amazon. Seattle CoderDojo has been on break since calling off it’s first 2020 meetup due to COVID concerns.
Greg has been blogging on and off since October 1995, and a joke job application from his blog became an urban legend where the application was submitted at McDonalds (or Walmart) and the person got hired. It turns 25 in 2022, and the huge distribution it has had in that time makes Greg one of the most famous employees Walmart and McDonalds never had.
As of the January 2022 launch of this re-design of Let My People Code, he is on sabbatical and getting ready to re-join the workforce.