Hi, I’m Chris.
I’m a husband, father, entrepreneur, community leader, author, speaker, and amateur adventure athlete.
My wife Christina is a high school teacher and avid runner. We’ve been together since 1997 and married since 2001.
In 2015, we moved from Brooklyn to Boulder with our two kids, Tegan and Killian. Later that year, Riley was born. We’re now a family of five enjoying life in the mountains.
Chris has been a leader in web design and development for the last two decades and now brings his experience to Faculty, a web design and engineering studio.
He co-founded and hosted the beloved Brooklyn Beta for five years and has spoken at Webstock, OSCON, and South by Southwest. He’s also the author of two critically-acclaimed and frequently-cited books: Essential PHP Security and HTTP Developer’s Handbook.
He lives with his wife and three children in Boulder, Colorado. Ask him about soccer and backcountry adventures.
Labors of Love
- A web design and engineering studio with a penchant for perfectionism
- A coworking studio and community hub in Boulder, Colorado
- Backcountry Club
- An outdoor adventure club for people who work on the internet
- Brooklyn Beta
- A friendly web conference that ran from 2010–2014 (with Cameron Koczon)
- Web Advent
- An Advent calendar for web professionals that ran from 2007–2012 (with Sean Coates)
- A tiny tome on typography for the now-defunct Little Printer (with Christopher Murphy)
- The Great Discontent
- The mother of all interviews.
- Creative Bloq
- Tanya Combrinck asked me a few questions about Summer Camp, a designer fund and startup accelerator.
- Between Screens
- I talked to Ed Wassermann about Brooklyn Beta.
- Technically Brooklyn
- Brady Dale interviewed me about my decision to move from Brooklyn to Boulder.
- Nigel Parker interviewed me at Webstock.
- Development Hell
- I was a guest of the Development Hell podcast hosted by Ed Finkler and Chris Hartjes.
- Voices of the Elephant
- I talked to Cal Evans about PHP, web app security, maps, and more.
- SXSW · Austin, US
- LinuxWorld · Toronto, CA
- Foo Camp · Sebastopol, US
- ApacheCon · Las Vegas, US
- Webstock · Wellington, NZ
- Brooklyn Beta · Brooklyn, US
- Kiwi Foo Camp · Warkworth, NZ
- Future of Web Apps · London, UK
- Smashing Conference · Oxford, UK
- Beyond Tellerrand · Düsseldorf, DE
- Microsoft Web Dev Summit · Redmond, US
- O’Reilly Open Source Convention · Portland, US
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