And I'm a engineering manager in Portland, OR.
Patrick Beeson is an engineering manager, full-stack engineer and digital strategist.
Currently, Beeson is an engineering manager for CrowdStreet, an online commercial real estate marketplace headquartered in Austin, TX.
Prior to his move west Beeson was the director of digital strategy for The Variable creative agency in Winston-Salem, NC where he developed responsive web applications and digital strategy informed by consumer behavior and proprietary research.
Beeson was formerly the director of digital communications for Wake Forest University where he provided creative vision and direction for a team of web designers and application developers who are creating and maintaining an engaging digital presence that represents the University’s brand.
Before arriving in Winston-Salem, Beeson was the webmaster for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, where he built a content management system (CMS) for the VTCRI and its labs, and led web initiatives.
In 2007, Beeson managed the first enterprise launch of a Django-based CMS for E.W. Scripps’ 14 newspapers nationwide.
Also while at Scripps, Beeson launched iPhone apps, developed integration with Facebook and Twitter, and represented the company in consortiums with Yahoo! and the Associated Press.
Beeson won many national awards for his interactive media work at The Roanoke Times and roanoke.com.
He has taught journalism at the University of Tennessee, and edited the award-winning University of Alabama student-news website DatelineAlabama.
Beeson earned his BS in public relations from Appalachian State University, and his MA in journalism from the University of Alabama.