Hi there. I'm Patrick Byrne. But I guess you knew that already.
I make web applications and tools to make that process a bit easier. You can see [all sorts of things I've done](/projects/). I care about the craft of creating software and how we can improve people's lives in small ways with accessible, easy-to-use tools.
I live in the Twin Cities with my lovely wife. I'm originally from Iowa. I like to cook. I mainly use Macintosh computers, because I care about the quality of my tools.
I've had a fairly varied career, winding through technical support, technical writing and editing, and managing the web stores for a [major software company](http://learningcompany.com/), then discovered my passion for designing and creating software for [a wonderful local search company](http://planetdiscover.com/) and later [its parent company](http://gannett.com/). I spent a few years with [an amazing team](http://www.sportngin.com/about) making [online tools for youth sports organizations](http://www.sportngin.com/). Now I'm working with [a tiny team](http://dribbble.com/about) building [a kick-ass social network](http://dribbble.com) for the world's best designers.
Additional boring details are available on [my resume](/files/resume.pdf).