Norris Family

Hi, I’m Will Norris. I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband to Elisabeth, a father to Gabriel and Judah, a citizen of the indie web, and the Open Source Lead at Twitter.

Prior to Twitter I was at Google for 10 years, with most of that time spent in their Open Source Programs Office leading the engineering and license compliance groups. I had 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.


I can be contacted by email at will @ this domain or by phone at +1 (901) 484-9455. I’m “willnorris” on most sites. I’m not interested in hearing about job opportunities.


This site is powered by Hugo, hosted on Google Cloud Platform 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.