Bill fell in love with computing in 1979 playing Star Raiders on a friend’s Atari 800. He went on to enter many Compute! magazine hex games into his VIC-20 and Commodore 64. After earning his Computer Engineering degree from the University of Arizona, he developed software, standards, teams and products at aerospace, computer manufacturing, banking, and commercial software companies.
Near the end of 2005, recognizing the historical opportunity for tiny teams to bootstrap meaningful Web applications, Bill embarked on a new mission: a return to the craft of software development, deeply hands-on, with heaping helpings of Web standards goodness. In early 2007 he launched his first commercial site, joyomi.com. He provides consulting to clients in Portland and elsewhere and continues to delve deeper into his craft.
Bill lives in Portland with his wife, Cynthia and their children: Mia, Owen and Liam.