Lyza Danger Gardner

Lyza Danger Gardner

Seasoned dev on the mobile web

Portland, Oregon

Areas of Expertise:

  • mobile web
  • mobile apps
  • web
  • html5
  • css
  • javascript
  • php
  • drupal
  • ios
  • android
  • phonegap
  • html
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Lyza Danger Gardner (@lyzadanger) is a dev. She has built, broken and hacked web things since 1996. Curiously, Lyza was actually born and raised in Portland, Ore., the town where everyone wants to be but no one seems to be from.

Lyza started college early and cobbled together a motley education: a BA in Arts and Letters from Portland State University, followed by a master's program in computer science at the University of Birmingham (UK).

Lyza has written a lot of web applications (server-side devs, represent!), defeated wily content management systems, optimized mobile web sites, pounded on various APIs, and worried a lot about databases. Fascinated by the way mobile technology has changed things, she now spends a lot of time thinking about the future of the web, mobile and otherwise.

Since co-founding Cloud Four, a Portland-based mobile web agency, in 2007, Lyza has voyaged further into the deep, untrammeled reaches of Device Land, exploring the foibles and chaos of mobile browsers and the mobile web. She has an odd set of anachronistic hobbies and it has been said she takes a fair number of photographs. She owns a four-letter .com domain. We'll bet you can guess what it is and go visit her there.

Head First Mobile Web Head First Mobile Web
by Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby
December 2011

Webcast: The Mobile Omnivore: A Taste Test of Mobile Website Development
April 03, 2012
The mobile web is a complex place. There are lots of ways to build a mobile website—how do you choose the right tool for the job?

"A great reference if you are considering adapting your Web site for your users’ phones and tablets, creating mobile Web apps that use offline mode and geolocation, and making your sites future friendly."
--Rhonda Lunemann, Technical Communication, Volume 59, Number 4, November 2012