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Nathan Gasser

Founder & President
Rock River Star

Nathan Gasser is a digital strategist and interactive systems designer with 20 years experience creating web sites and web applications. His experience ranges from content management solutions, to web security and performance optimization, to data visualization, to user experience design, to social media analytics and more. His career focus is on building teams and systems that use technology, data, and stories to connect people in meaningful ways.

Mr. Gasser's past work includes 5 years as the Technical Director of LibertyNet, where he designed, developed and managed an internet infrastructure that served over a thousand Philadelphia-area organizations and companies. He participated in the development of web sites for PECO Energy, SEPTA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the City of Philadelphia, and many more.

As a founding board member and past president of PANMA (Philadelphia Area New Media Association), Mr. Gasser has served the Philadelphia region’s technology workers and entrepreneurs by developing networking and educational events and by raising awareness of the social, economic, and workforce issues that matter to this community. He is also the organizer of the Philadelphia Area PHP Meetup, the Philadelphia Area Drupal Group, and a former member of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Teaming For Technology advisory board.

Mr. Gasser holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, with an interest in multimedia development.

My Blog Posts

Dec 19, 2014
Today I learned there's no automatic way to move a project from one account within Pantheon to another.  But the manual way is super simple. Step 1: In the "from" account, create a backup of the...
Mar 28, 2014
This March over 2,100 technology professionals working for and with nonprofits descended on Washington DC for the annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference, affectionately known as #14NTC.  I...
Jan 14, 2012
This will seem obvious to many people, but I've met people to whom it's still not obvious.There is a lot of discussion about convergence.  Originally, it meant between TV and the internet....
Apr 25, 2011
So I was vacuuming the other day.  Take a look at this photo of me holding the vaccum.  (I'll bring this back to interactive design, trust me.) Quick - which of the two grey oval...
Sep 20, 2010
I was doing a little light web reading this weekend and was pleased to come across this story on Slashdot which mentioned a Rock River Star client:First of all, if you haven't seen any of GRASP'...
Sep 16, 2010
Getting to know Drupal“Come for the Code, Stay for the Community” is the newly adopted tagline for the Drupal project. At this session we’ll give you an introduction to both the code that is driving...
Jul 13, 2010
I came across a blog post today deriding the Girl Scout's recent logo change.First, the old and new logos, courtesy of Fast Company.  Then, my rant about this particular post. I know. I can't...
May 5, 2010
Last night I had the pleasure of participating in an event called "A Social Web Sampler," produced by Philly NetSquared.  If you're not familiar with NetSquared (or NetTuesday as the events are...
Feb 2, 2009
I'm an optimistic, "the glass is half full with a nice slice of chocolate cake next to it" kind of person, and I'm encouraged by people finding creative and innovative ways to maintain and even grow...