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Eric Mann


I am a storyteller and outdoorsman from the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not working with new tech in web development, you can probably find me out running, climbing, hunting, or hiking in the woods.

I am also a seasoned web developer with experience in languages from JavaScript to Ruby to C#. I have been building websites of all shapes and sizes for the better part of a decade and continue to experiment with new technologies and techniques.

I work with Tozny, LLC to build high-performance, scalable, secure API solutions for a modern web.



  • 2006-2007

    Portland State University

    Master of International Management

    Specialization in Global Marketing

  • 2005-2006

    University of Oregon

    B.S. - Political Science

    Recipient of the Centurion Award

  • 2002-2005

    University of Oregon

    B.S. - Physics/Mathematics

    Recipient of the Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholar Award


  • May 2016 - Present


  • July 2011 - September 2012

    HawkSoft, Inc.

    Web Developer

    • Developed custom content management system for new corporate website.
    • Designed and built a custom web service API for managing media and customer subscriptions.
    • Maintained secure customer forums and web-enabled service applications.

  • September 2012 - November 2014


    Senior Web Engineer

    Developed sophisticated engineering plans for various clients running interactive websites on open source components. Detected and remediated any server vulnerabilities related to client hosting environments.

  • November 2014 - April 2016


    Lead Web Engineer

    Developed engineering plans for various clients in partnership with the engineering management team. Created prototypes and final implementations of advanced systems integration tools and API libraries.

Public Speaking

The best way to learn and keep a skill fresh is to teach others what you know. I can frequently be found teaching or telling stories from my own misadventures experience at industry conferences around the world. Most recently I've been at:

  • A Tale of Two Test Suites - WordPress & API Mocking,

    php[world] - November 2014

    Washington, D.C.

  • Testing as Regression Prevention

    php[world] - November 2014

    Washington, D.C.

  • From Newb to Imposter - in 5 Simple Steps

    WordCamp Romania - June 2014

    Timisoara, Romania

  • Monkeys in the Machine

    JSConf Brazil - April 2014

    Fortaleza, Brazil

  • Ten Lessons on Customer-centric Development

    WordCamp Phoenix - January 2014

    Phoenix, AZ

  • PHP Unit Testing

    WordCamp Boston - October 2013

    Boston, MA