This website

I created chadnorwood.com mainly as a blog – a place for me to write about my personal life and various things I’m involved in, with the goal to help me and others.  It allows me to provide as much detail as i’d like, compared to twitter, facebook, and other forums. Writing down personal information helps me focus on whats important in my life, and sharing it goes along with the idea of transparency, an attribute i value highly. Additional to my personal life, there are projects I’m associated with, like cooking, exercise, outdoors, music, and technology. I write to add to the general internet knowledgebase, hoping to save some time and effort for those who want to do the same thing.  For example, check out posts on development, hiking and backpacking trips, GPS running maps of SF and Chicago, or recipes of great food I’ve made, or free iPhone apps worth installling.

Chad’s Online Presence

google calendar
beer advocate

Chad’s Career

As of August 2017, I am seeking software engineering management opportunities in the city of Chicago.  My summary, experience and skills are detailed in my resume (html, pdf). The best way to contact me is through email, then phone (listed on resume). I receive more emails and voicemails from tech recruiting agencies than i can process, so forgive me if there is a delay in my response.

Chad’s Background

I grew up on the east coast, schooled in Virginia but spent most of my time in Atlanta, Georgia. After school, I moved to the San Francisco bay area and loved it. In 2008 I followed my wife to Chicago where we’ve both put our roots down.

I’ve worked in the computer and internet industry for over 15 years, but have had several years where I didn’t work in the traditional sense – I’d recommend that everyone do that. In fact, this is what gave me the perspective which triggered my desire to do something different with my life.

I love traveling and did 6 months around the world in 2007. Besides that I visit about a country per year, as well as many trips within the US, usually to see friends and family.

My friends are extremely important to me. I had several crews in SF, but one of my oldest crews is the Brasstax. Not only do we have unbelievable amounts of fun, I’ve learned a lot from them on how best to live life. Good peeps. I’m also very independent, and love spending time alone, as well as spending as much time as possible with my wife, the lovely Miss Shayna.  She now owns and manages a very successful letterpress company, Steel Petal Press.

For more including the lastest on me, see my blog posts tagged with “chads life”.


  1. January 14th, 2009 at 05:55 | #1

    Hi Chad,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the iphone tip re the entitlements files. I don’t know why, but that did the trick. I imagine that apple will have to improve the signing process in the next SDK–lots of people seem to have troubles and there seems to be lots of different ideas on solutions.

    I also wanted to say hi since it looks like we share the same political view–also liked your post on campaign finance reform.

    Take care,


  2. Jonathan Schmidt
    October 13th, 2010 at 10:06 | #2

    Hey Chad,

    Your GCM integration is awesome. I want to discuss with you some ideas that I need done with it. I have a small budget with a project I’m working on.


    Jonathan Schmidt

  3. Goh Jenn Yang
    January 18th, 2012 at 03:31 | #3

    Hey Chad,

    Nice blog. Your GCM is beautiful. Think it could be amazing. Would like love to email you to discuss the possibility of a project.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Jenn Yang

  4. Garrett
    July 6th, 2012 at 11:14 | #4

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a way with GCM to make the map of my events without having to make the calendar public? I am looking to use it for patient scheduling, and would like to have this remain private. Thanks so much!

  5. October 5th, 2013 at 17:30 | #5

    Hi, I came across your Business Card and, I would like to know who designed/printed it because I would like one for myself.

  6. October 7th, 2013 at 07:10 | #6


    Here’s where I got my business cards – http://steelpetalpress.com/letterpress-business-cards/
    and here’s contact info – http://steelpetalpress.com/about/contact/
    Note they are hand-made, so they cost more than some.

  7. October 7th, 2014 at 14:36 | #7

    I’ve put a GCM map into an iframe at
    Since I linked http://chadnorwood.com/gcm/?(mygooglelink).calendar.google.com I want to make certain it’s OK with you.
    Neal Snyder,
    U.S. Army Installation Management Command

  8. October 7th, 2014 at 15:02 | #8

    Nope. Didn’t work in IE through all the proxies and scans we live with. Back to loading job fairs the hard way.

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