Colby Palmer is a technologist and developer, currently EVP Technology & Development at Giantsource, Inc.
Colby is known for architecting high-traffic application platforms and leading technology teams. He is also a developer who works mostly with Python, Django and HTML5 web applications. His work has been featured in most major technology publications including TechCrunch, Daring Fireball, PandoDaily, and Wired.com.
In 2014 he became EVP Technology and Development of Giantsource, a Los-Angeles based design and development shop focused on the entertainment industry.
In 2013 he joined Whalerock Industries (then called BermanBraun) as Head of Technology, managing and re-imagining their in-house publishing platform.
In 2012 he co-founded Eventup, a marketplace for booking event venues. Eventup raised a seed round of ~$2 million and is still active today.
In 2010 he was brought on at Myspace to build a unique in-stream advertising platform. He then went on to help create Foundry, Myspace's brand community management tool, and was instrumental in executing audition campaigns for American Idol and other national programs.
As co-founder of design/development agency Skunkworks Digital, he designed and led the execution of platforms and apps used by companies like BeachMint, NowLive and the MAGIC fashion convention, as well as the upcoming social fan club network Lifee.
He is the creator of iTweet.net, one of the original iPhone-dedicated Web apps for Twitter, which developed into a full-browser version currently most popular with users of the service.