Hi, I’m Chris Shiflett, web craftsman and partner at Fictive Kin, where I wear many hats. Most people know me from Brooklyn Beta, a conference I hosted from 2010 until 2014. I now run a shared workspace and creative hub called Roost.
I blog at shiflett.org, and I’m @shiflett on Twitter. I have written two books — Essential PHP Security and HTTP Developer’s Handbook — and have had the honor of speaking at some of my favorite conferences, including Webstock, OSCON, and South by Southwest.
I live in Boulder, Colorado, with my wife and three kids.
Projects Past & Present
- A shared workspace and creative hub.
- Brooklyn Beta
- A small, friendly web conference.
- A map for remembering your favorite places.
- Web Advent
- An annual Advent calendar for web developers. (With Sean Coates.)
- A tiny tome on typography for the Little Printer. (With Christopher Murphy.)
Interviews and Such
- Why Chris Shiflett, Brooklyn Beta founder and Fictive Kin partner, moved to Boulder
- Brady Dale interviewed me in January 2015 about my decision to move from Brooklyn to Boulder.
- Chris Shiflett + Cameron Koczon
- The mother of all interviews, TGD. Interviewed in November 2012 and published in January 2013.
- Development Hell Episode 19
- I was a guest of the Development Hell podcast hosted by Ed Finkler and Chris Hartjes in September 2012.
- Chris Shiflett on Brooklyn Beta Summer Camp
- Tanya Combrinck asked me a few questions about Summer Camp in May 2012 for the now-defunct .net Magazine.
- Interview with Chris Shiflett
- Cal Evans interviewed me in August 2011 for Voices of the Elephpant, a podcast about PHP people.
- Interview with Chris Shiflett
- Ben Waine interviewed me in June 2010, after my keynote at the Dutch PHP Conference in Amsterdam.
- Chris Shiflett Talks about Webstock
- Nigel Parker interviewed me in February 2010 about Webstock.
- Reflection on Chris Shiflett
- Anurag Agarwal interviewed me in April 2007 for his web site series on web app security people.
- Picking Brains with Chris Shiflett
- I was interviewed by Ronald van den Heetkamp in February 2007 for the now-defunct Hacker Webzine.
- Chris Shiflett of Essential PHP Security
- Keith Casey interviewed me in December 2005 about Essential PHP Security.
- Essential PHP Security
- Published by O’Reilly in 2005, this is a small book on web app security with a specific emphasis on PHP.
- HTTP Developer’s Handbook
- This is my first book, published by Sams in 2003. It is still the only book I know that aims to teach web developers HTTP.
Please see books for more details and reviews.
- Programming PHP
- I wrote the chapter on security for this book, published by O’Reilly in 2006.
- PHP Cookbook
- I wrote about a dozen recipes for this book, published by O’Reilly in 2006.
- PHP in Action
- I am listed as a co-author, but I only wrote the chapter on security for this book, published by Manning in 2007. It's my most recent attempt to summarize what a PHP developer should know about security.
- Smashing Magazine
- I have only written once for Smashing Magazine, but I hope to change that soon. I serve on the editorial panel, so I frequently offer feedback for aspiring authors.
- PHP Architect
- I used to write a regular column for PHP Architect called Security Corner. They were nice enough to let me retain all the rights, so I can make them available here.
- PHP Magazine
- I used to write a regular column called Guru Speak for the now-defunct PHP Magazine.
- 2600: The Hacker Quarterly
- I wrote my first two articles for 2600, a quarterly magazine I used to read regularly.
The full list of published articles is also available with some useful and current discussion in the comments.