Nate Solas is the Senior New Media Developer & Head Technologist at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. In that role, Solas leads the team responsible for back-end development and database work for all Walker web properties: walkerart.org, artsconnected.org, and mnartists.org. A technology leader at the Walker since 2003, Solas has helped shape the direction of the institution’s web presence and developed strategies for multidisciplinary content online.
In 2011, Solas and colleagues launched the new Walker Art Center website, walkerart.org. Awarded 2012 Best Innovative/Experimental Site and Best Overall Site by the International Conference of Museums and the Web and nominated for a Webby Award, the site has been hailed as a “game-changer”. Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic wrote that the site “should be a model for other institutions of all kinds”.
Solas currently serves on the board of the Museum Computer Network and has been a member of the International Program Committee of Museums and the Web.