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, politics, and whatever else might be pinging at his brain.
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, Amazon Web Services, and Amazon Alexa.
He’s spoken on software development at tech conferences on three continents, emceed a couple of conferences, self-published a novel, and has even been a professional karaoke MC.
Greg has achieved 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 its 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 McDonald’s (or Walmart) and the person got hired. It turned 25 in April 2022, and its vast distribution in that time makes Greg one of the most famous employees Walmart and McDonalds never had.
For more on his resumé, including recent roles as a Director of Developer Advocacy, look at Greg Bulmash on LinkedIn.
There is also another Greg Bulmash on LinkedIn, who is a distant cousin.