About

Will Norris

Hi, I’m Will Norris. I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband to Elisabeth, a father to Gabriel, a citizen of the indie web, and a software engineer at Google. In that order.

I’ve been at Google since 2010, currently working in the Open Source Programs Office focusing on projects to make it easier to use and release open source software at Google. I previously helped design and build the Google+ API, having spent much of my career working on developing tools and technologies for the social web like OpenID, OAuth, XRD, and Activity Streams. I also spent a number of years in the enterprise identity management space working on Shibboleth and LDAP directories at USC.

Almost all of my personal projects these days are indie web related, mostly written in go. I’m also a huge fan of WordPress and their mission to democratize publishing. Even though I no longer use WordPress for this site, I still manage other WordPress-powered site, and continue to maintain a number of plugins and occasionally contribute to WordPress core and WordPress for Android.

Contact

I can be contacted by email at will @ this domain or by phone at +1 (901) 484-9455. Links to most of my online profiles can be found on my Google+ page. I’m not interested in hearing about job opportunities.

Colophon

This site is powered by Jekyll with a few custom plugins for cleaner urls and other small tweaks. I host my sites at Linode and all of my domains are registered with Google Domains (which I highly recommend). Short URLs for my content are resolved using a small server I wrote called gum. Most images are proxied through my imageproxy server to handle simple things like dynamic resizing.