Troy J Norris

  • Wanderer of the World...

  • Serial Entrepreneur...

  • Maker of Badass Apps

what i do

my superpowers

Strategy

Doing something awesome and going places that are hard to reach requires a plan, and at least a solid understanding of how you're going to deal with hurdles ahead of time. Beyond that there's always more than one way to accomplish your goals, and each can be done well or poorly.

Development

Code is never done, there is always something that can be tighter or refactored with new technologies or perspectives. Balancing this strive for perfection with the everyday practicalities of budgets, deadlines, and limitations while being perfect is what makes a developer great.

Design

90% of a user's feelings about an app are directly related to its' interface. Design is more than just colors and pictures, it's about understanding the user's needs and habits to craft an intuitive interface. And removing steps, fluff, and even features that get in the way.

Biz Dev

Nothing happens until somebody sells something. I believe in a mutually beneficial, relationship driven approach to sales, and that marketing infrastructure matters. That means engineering, operations, and marketing teams need to not only work well, but work well together.

where i've been

the geek adventurer

Me

Troy Troy J Norris
MBA | Designer | developer

Education

  • Certified Application Developer 2013
    Centriq IT Training

  • Design Apprentice 2012
    Beasely Creative Group

  • MBA, Entrepreneurship 2011
    University of Kansas City

  • Certificate, FT Sales 2010
    Northwestern Mutual

  • BBA, Finance 2007
    Colorado Tech

  • AA, Spanish 2002
    Defense Language Institute

Experience

  • Startup Consultant
    50+ Client Companies World Wide

  • Red Nova Labs
    Senior Product Manager

  • Galleon Labs
    Co-Founder, Product Manager

  • KC Startup Community
    Organizer & Advisor

  • Serial Entrepreneur
    6 Early Stage Ventures

  • United States Army
    Psychological Operations Specialist

Technologies

  • HTML5 and CSS3

  • JavaScript and jQuery

  • PHP and Wordpress

  • Balsamiq and Bootstrap

  • C# and Visual Studio

  • Python and Node.js

  • SQL, Linq, and Ajax

  • ASP.Net and ADO.Net

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Adobe Creative Suite

what i'm doing

See more at startup-designs.com

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how i connect

Community grows us all

UMKC Innovation Center
4747 Troost Ave. Ste 218A
Kansas City MO 64110
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Phone: (913) 579-2675

Email: Troy@troyjnorris.com

Skype: troyjnorris

Business Rate: $65 / hour
Design Rate: $75 / hour
Dev Rate: $90 / hour

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