Cosmo Catalano

is a web developer who is also good at other things, too


I am a web developer in Carlisle, MA with a creative writing degree and a fondness for fresh vegetables.

I also ride bicycles, drink beer, play around in the mountains, and update OpenStreetMap, though not always in that order. I have two dogs, one wife, and a few million views on YouTube.

a photo of Cosmo Catalano in a modernist room in front of some hanging bare light bulbs

This is what I look like


Here are some things I know about


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Design & UX

  • responsive design
  • user experience
  • web design

Marketing & Ecommerce

  • SEO
  • brand marketing
  • e-commerce

Data & Analytics

  • JSON
  • XML
  • API Integration

Content & Creative

  • copywriting
  • documentation
  • video editing


Here is a selection of my recent job experience


AB, Creative Writing
Dartmouth College, June 2004


Here is an example of a video I've made


Here is something I wrote

On Strava, or The Things You Love Should Love You Back

Strava, the since-forever social fitness service, announced yesterday that a number of features previously available for free to any user were being transferred instead into the company’s paid offering. The Internet responded as you might expect, everyone seems to have a hot take, but for the most part, I don’t really have a problem with the revised payment model.

In fact I, Cosmo Catalano, long-time Strava user, former developer partner, for years a paying member, erstwhile foaming brand advocate, and even one-time guest speaker, would be stoked as hell to hand Strava my five-dollars-a-month again. All they’d have to do is convince me my money would be put to good use. Instead, they complained that they weren’t profitable.

[continue reading on Medium]


Here are some places around the Internet where I put things