Hey there! I’m Chris.
Whatever languages and frameworks I end up using in the coming years (currently I’m spending more and more time with strongly typed functional languages), I expect it will be in the service of building things for web.
For nearly five years I’ve worked at thoughtbot as a web developer and product consultant. It is an honor and pleasure to work with a team so committed to gradual and continuous improvement.
We believe there is always a better way to do our work, and we want to find it and share it with as many people as possible.
– from the thoughtbot purpose
That rang deeply true for me five years ago when I first applied at thoughtbot, and it has only felt more true and important since.
I originally studied mechanical engineering at Northeastern University, and went on to work as an engineer for a few years after graduating. I was drawn to the problem solving and making inherent to engineering, but was consistently pulled towards programming, and specifically web development.
While I occasionally miss the physical and practical aspects of engineering, I find the leverage available to me as a web developer, coupled with the reach and scale of the web as a platform to be unbeatable combination.
I live just outside Boston with my wonderful wife Jessica. I dabble in lifting, running, cooking, writing developer tools, and rebuilding the same 2-3 apps time and again, solely for my own use.