For whatever reason, Hunter MacDermut studied HTML in English class in 6th grade. He didn’t question why at the time because it meant he got to spend a portion of every otherwise-dreaded school day in front of a computer making interesting things appear on the screen. This activity was a perfect complement to his love of board and video games; rules dictate the constraints, but within those constraints, there’s no limit on creativity.
Since joining Lullabot, Hunter built the widgets for IBM's Widget Registry system, some of which are key elements in their various product homepages. He has also maintained and improved IBM's Widget Registry system, which provides CMS-agnostic functionality, allowing for an easier transition from Drupal to Adobe Experience Manager
Hunter lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with his fiancée, Shannon. Together they enjoy watching snooty art films, hiking up steep mountains, and (re)playing Final Fantasy VII.