Blue Sherpa is about making a positive difference with technology

The name Blue Sherpa is derived from an ethnic group called Sherpas that originates from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. Sherpas are renowned in the international climbing and mountaineering community for their hardiness, expertise, and experience at high altitudes. Historically, they have proven of immeasurable value to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides and porters at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region (1).

The purpose of Blue Sherpa is to embody the spirit of the Himalayan Sherpas and achieve the same level of success in software engineering and web development. Individually, this translates into taking on new challenges, acquiring knowledge, and developing higher and higher levels of expertise in using technology to help others. Collectively, this translates into sharing what we know and working together to take on more than we can by ourselves.

To achieve this purpose, three things have been done. First, Blue Sherpa was established as an online identity that I use in chat rooms, forums, and social networks. You are welcome to ask for help if you see me online. Second, I established a company called Blue Sherpa, LLC. This provides a way for me to channel my freelance web development services and work with others professionally. Third, I created this website.

This website is just getting started, but it is being designed as a tool for sharing and collaboration. You will find links to websites, tools, information and experiences relating to programming and web development. A lot of what you find here will be what I have created personally or what I have come across during my adventures, but my personal hope is that you will contribute anything relevant that you have to share. I especially encourage feedback, directly or through comments, because it is a great way to bounce around ideas, explore, and learn from each other.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions or help that you might need. I am here to help.

Ed Lazor
aka the Blue Sherpa


  1. Wikipedia: Sherpa