Nathanael Mann (aka Nat) – Founder & Sitecore MVP 2015
I am Nat, a .Net developer who has been developing and designing solutions on the Microsoft stack commercially for around 15 years (and programming as a hobbyist since I was 6 years old). I have a long background in CMS systems, in particular – Sitecore & Umbraco with short periods of working with Kentico, TypeO3 and a few others. I have always worked commercially in the Microsoft stack ( though from very earlier on I was taking a keen interest in the J2EE implementation and in particular their approach to SOA ), starting as a Junior VBA & classic ASP programmer, moving right through to development lead for big brands here in the UK.
I finally decided to go it alone in 2010 and encountered Sitecore ‘by accident’ (read – I took the job just in case I got work with it, but was supposed to be MVC) on a freelance gig. The development manager at the time took the opportunity to leverage my previous umbraco skills to help them out on a Sitecore implementation. I then met Simon (below) whilst he was brought in to lead a large scale Sitecore implementation for one of the biggest Sitecore sites I have seen to date. Since then we have become good friends and have collaborated on many projects since and learned a lot along the way.
I am certified to Advanced .NET Developer and DMS in Sitecore and Level 2 in Umbraco as well as various Microsoft certifications including MCPD. In 2015 I was also awarded the honour of becoming a Sitecore MVP
Currently I am particularly enjoying my work with enterprise taxonomies, search and MongoDB on the Sitecore stack.
I’m a good friend of Nat and a developer in my own right. I started out on Unix coding large web projects on Solaris and Red Hat Linux before moving into .NET. It was there that I picked up Sitecore 4 (and was trained by Lars Floe Nielsen no less!) and never looked back. I have a great interest in technology in general and when not working on Sitecore things I am elbows deep in databases and mobile programming. My work experience has seen me rise from junior programmer all the way through senior, team lead, development manager and technical architect before I decided to form my own company and go it alone as a consultant.
From time to time, there will be guest posts published from fellow certified Sitecore Developers with a wealth of experience in their own right.
Here are some projects which I either own or I contribute towards.
- Agnostic IoC