Bio

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Scott Granneman is an author, Adjunct Professor, & partner in a technology firm. Scott has written seven books—Don’t Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox, Hacking Knoppix, Linux Phrasebook, Podcasting with Audacity, Google Apps Deciphered, Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users, & Linux Phrasebook: Second Edition—and contributed to several more. In addition, he was a columnist for SecurityFocus, The Open Source Weblog, and Linux Magazine.

As an educator, Scott has taught people of all ages—from pre-teens to senior citizens—on a wide range of topics covering everything from technology to literary representations of Hell. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches courses on Technology & the Law, Using Everyday Technology, Web Development, From Blogs to Wikis, Technology for Managers, & Technology in Our Changing Society.

As a Principal of WebSanity, he works with businesses and non-profits to plan, develop, & host websites using a robust open source Content Management System. In particular, he manages the firm's UNIX-based server environment, writes all the documentation, & works closely with other partners on the company's software and systems. Clients have included the Saint Louis Zoo, seven affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, Anheuser-Busch, PostNET/Pulitzer Technologies, the Stanford University Alumni Center, Habitat for Humanity, United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest Inc., Washington University School of Law, & Fontbonne University, to name just a few.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Education & his Masters in English degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. His background as a private school English teacher & Technology Coordinator has proven invaluable to his ability to clearly communicate to his present audiences.

A longer, complete CV is available. In addition, you can also read student evaluations to find out what others have said about me.

Education

Washington University in St. Louis
Masters in English, 1991

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts, 1989
Majors in English & Education, Minor in History

Professional History

All employment is in St. Louis, Missouri, unless otherwise indicated.

2013–

Adjunct Professor, Interactive Digital Media
Courses on Web development
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
Courses on Web development
Webster University

2004–2007

Columnist, Linux Magazine

2003–2007

Columnist, SecurityFocus

2002–

Adjunct Professor, Communications & Journalism
Courses on technology, society, law, & Web developement
Washington University in St. Louis

2005–

Partner
WebSanity

2001-2005

Senior Consultant, Internet Services
Bryan Consulting

1999-2001

President & Chief Application Officer
Atisma Technologies, Inc.

1998-1999

Internet Specialist
SSE

1997-1998

Partner
November Learning

1997-2002

Teacher
Courses in Web Design & Linux
St. Louis Community College

1996-1997

Business Development Manager
Habanero Computing Solutions

1993-1996

Teacher
Missouri Scholars Academy
Columbia, Missouri

1989-1996

English Teacher, 9th & 12th grades
Technology Coordinator & Webmaster
Crossroads School
St. Louis, Missouri

Consulting

Helping organizations harness the power of Internet-related technologies by developing new ways to utilize the Internet's remarkable communication, sales, & service opportunities. A partial list of clients is available.

Publications

Books & articles on the Internet, open source software, computer security, education, & more.

Presentations

Workshops and presentations to schools, conferences, businesses, technical groups, & media. See resumé below for the complete list.

Honors

2003–

Co-manager
Central West End Linux Users Group

2002-2003

Vice President
St. Louis Unix Users Group

1993, ’94, ’96

Teacher Appreciation Award
Missouri Scholars Academy
Awarded for “excellence in teaching and … contribution to students’ lives”

1995

Outstanding Teacher Award
University of Chicago
Awarded to “Outstanding and Inspiring High School Teachers”

1993

Teacher Appreciation Award
Willamette University
Cited as “high school teacher who contributed the most”

Summer 1992

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers
University of Pennsylvania
Fully funded member of 6-week course

1992-1995

Member, Phi Alpha Theta
Washington University in St. Louis chapter of National History Honorary

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