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 kids, Tegan and Killian. Later that year, Riley was born. We’re now a family of five enjoying life in the mountains.

Labors of Love

Matter Neuroscience
A biotech company exploring the science of happiness
A web design studio with a penchant for perfectionism
A coworking studio and creative community in Boulder, Colorado
Backcountry Club
An outdoor adventure club for people who work on the internet
Brooklyn Beta
A beloved design 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)

Selected Interviews

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.

Selected Press

Selected Talks

  • 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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