Nate Parsons

PTKO Co-Founder & Owner

They say those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, which is why Nate is an avid student of history. He’s been a student of a fair number of other things as well, from Physics to Political Science. Starting out as a programmer during the first boom, Nate’s learned a lot of evergreen lessons of internet development as a programmer, systems administrator and head of technology at several companies. Never content to focus on one field, he’s delved into the user experience, design, content strategy, and developed strategic and business process improvement plans for organizations.

Nate’s wide-ranging professional experience has included designing large scale web platforms for national clients such as the island of Curacao, Hyatt, and developing custom booking engines for Micros E-commerce. He’s led the development of enterprise websites for national non-profits such as the Human Rights Campaign, and The Open Societies Foundation. He has designed publishing platforms for the Associated Press and Thomson Reuters and also the state of Georgia. He’s consulted for both the US Senate’s Sergeant at Arms and the House of Representative’s Chief Administrative Officer. Nate has also consulted for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, helping them develop and execute a 3-year technical roadmap and modernization effort, as well as consulting with Twitter on the development of a custom CMS platform.

Nate Recommends

Miranda: An Open Source Digital Access Platform

The Folger Shakespeare Library

“Making digital assets merely available is relatively easy. Making them available in an attractive interface is harder, and making them findable through search is harder still. Miranda allows us to leverage the Folger’s digital assets, metadata, and interpretive content to reach the largest possible audience, which helps us achieve our institutional goal of increasing public understanding of Shakespeare and the early modern world.”-Eric Johnson, Director of Digital Access, The Folger Shakespeare Library
Engagement Architecture

Create practical and sustainable change with an Engagement Platform Roadmap

What is roadmapping? Call it dynamic steering, transformation planning, or portfolio management, but whatever you call it, if you intend to be an organization the thrives well into the future, get to it!
Let's series

Let’s Discuss…Taxonomy

This time on “Let’s discuss…with ParsonsTKO”, we talk Taxonomy.  If that’s something you haven’t thought about in a while, you’re not alone.  Many organizations think of taxonomy as a “set it and forget it” proposition but nothing could be further from the truth.   An ever evolving taxonomy helps you: Stay focused on your organization’s goals
Audience Engagement

Your outreach strategy should no longer revolve around your website

Centuries ago, it was commonly accepted that the earth was the center of our universe. The heavens revolved around us. It was just that simple.  It was challenging to convince everyone that the earth, and all the other planets in our solar system, actually rotate around the sun. It went against everything we’d been taught