Scott Orgera

Scott Orgera



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  • 25 years as a programmer and quality assurance lead across multiple platforms.
  • Technology writer for Dotdash properties (, Lifewire) since 2007.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE, MCP+I), Microsoft User Specialist (MOUS), and A+ Certified.


Scott is a former Lifewire writer who has worked in almost every capacity when it comes to technology and writing, from performing quality control for a major ISP to customizing browser packages which were distributed worldwide for a telecommunications giant.

He has spent the past quarter-century as a multi-platform developer and quality assurance lead for well-known communications and technology organizations, spearheading several initiatives that not only altered overall company workflow in some areas, but also saved and/or earned his employers millions of dollars on multiple occasions. He has managed development teams and been a coder, as well.


After receiving degrees in both Computer Information Systems and Business Technologies, Orgera went on to become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE, MCP+I) as well as a Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) and A+ certified. He has also taken courses in several programming languages including C++, Visual Basic, RealBasic, HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, and Applescript among others. Scott has also attended several workshops, including development seminars at Microsoft's campus in Washington.

A Message from Scott Orgera

When writing an article for Lifewire I always try to put myself in the reader’s shoes, no matter the topic. Although advancements in technology continue to enrich our lives, understanding how to get the most out of the latest apps, gadgets and other products isn’t always as simple and convenient as we’d like it to be. It’s my job to eliminate any uncertainty and make things as easy as possible for our readers so they can get what they need and get on with their day.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 80 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, TreeHugger and Thoughtco.

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