I’m Nate. I like tackling big problems. I do this by connecting people to each other and encouraging them to think outside the box. I believe the world we live in is complicated but the more we’re able to connect with each other on a human-level the closer we’ll get to improving and simplifying life. I think education is complicated and in need of reform so I started Pedestrian Consulting where I teach entrepreneurs and individuals how to save money by removing obstacles to using technology. I started Reboot Workshop with Jim Hopkson. Reboot is an organization and conference that brings together thought-leaders and experts to encourage entrepreneurship. I came up with the idea for Happstr and managed a team of experts on the StartupBus to encourage global happiness because I think you can achieve success through happiness. We were nominated for a humanizing technology award from BigThink. I also successfully funded a Kickstarter to make a web comic to help beginners to build a website. It was picked up by a publisher and I am currently writing the book to come out late 2012/early 2013.


I work with individuals and companies on customized training modules on Apple software, web technologies and anything too complicated that needs some humanizing. I want to save you and your company money by helping you build your website or brand to your specs. I teach public, group classes throughout New York City.

Website in a Box: Build a Functioning Site or Blog

Giving Great Technical Presentations// BUSINESS 283

Getting Started with WordPress // Tech 121


Here’s all the places I’v popped up in the media.

Learning Focus: Nate Cooper

Forbes: How To Attract a Technical Co-Founder - Feature on a class taught by Nate during SXSWi 2012

Digital Production Buzz: Sounds and Voices from SXSW

Bloomberg Businessweek: Hitching a Ride on a StartupBus Bound for Austin

Mashable Business: Happstr, the App That Finds Your Happy Place … Literally - re: Happstr

Happiness Is on a Bus to SXSW – re: Happstr

The Next Web: Live from the StartupBus FinalsRecorded version


I’ve written guest posts for Skillshare and the NYTech Women. I’ve contributed to Mashable and am a regular contributor to the Freelance Strategist. My blog has been going strong since 2005. One post I wrote on education went viral in 2012. Check out my writer’s profile on Contently. I’m also currently writing an instructional comic book on building a website for No Starch Press.

Nate on Mashable
Nate on The Freelance Strategist
Guest Blog for Skillshare



I’ve hosted a number of events and Meetups related to independent work and technology. I’ve organized events for and in partnership with New Work City, Coworking MeetupBe Social Change, Grassrootscamp. I am a founding partner of Reboot Workshop and Reboot Nation, a networking and social group for independents in New York City.