Hi, I’m Philip Hutchison, aka @pipwerks. Thanks for visiting!
I’m an instructional technologist and serial tinkerer living in San Francisco, CA. I work professionally with e-learning and standards-based web development, while pursuing all kinds of maker projects in my spare time, including building guitars. I have an M.A. in Education (Instructional Technologies) from San Francisco State University. Before my current profession, I worked as a pre-press typesetter, audio engineer, and malasada fryer.
pipwerks.com (est. 2006) is my labor of love, dedicated to e-learning development, with a focus on hand-built, do-it-yourself code using standards, modern best practices, and open-source libraries. I’ve spent the better part of two decades absorbing the intricacies of e-learning development and learning management systems, and have tried to document some of my experiences along the way.
*Obligatory disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this site are my own. All projects posted on this site have been developed independently of my work at my prior employers.