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Chris J Mears
Full-stack web developer. Technology strategist.

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About


I am a software engineer consultant, entrepreneur, and technologist with over 10 years of experience in web development, UI / UX, IT, and telecomm with start-ups, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. I've held roles such as Front End Web Engineer, Web Software Developer, IT Manager, Project Manager, and Telecom Specialist. Along with co-founding an Internet start-up, I've architected and maintained several websites and content management systems, developed e-commerce platforms, integrated cross-platform invoicing systems, and organized social media, SEO, and online advertising strategies.

Skills:

  • Full-stack web development
    • Ruby (Ruby on Rails, Jekyll, Sinatra)
    • PHP (Zend Framework, Laravel, WordPress)
    • JavaScript (jQuery, Bootstrap)
    • HTML/HTML5 / CSS/CSS3
  • Server administration
    • OS: Ubuntu, CentOS
    • Web: Apache, nginx
    • VM: Vagrant
  • Cloud Services (AWS, Rackspace)
  • User interaction and user experience (UI / UX)
  • QA testing
    • TDD with Unit & Integration Testing
    • Selenium
  • E-commerce (WooCommerce, Shopify)
  • Online advertising (SEO, SEM, display ads)
  • Social media strategy
  • Project management
    • Agile
    • Scrum
    • Extreme Programming

Blog


  • TextMate How-to Book

    I’m very excited to announce that a book I’ve written has been published! The book is called TextMate How-to and is published by Packt Publishing.

  • HAML + Javascript

    I am very meticulous when it comes to server calls. In most of my Rails applications, I make sure to only specify those Javascript files that are deemed absolute necessary for any given view so as to not clutter things with wasted bytes of memory.

  • Mac OS X Terminal Aliases

    Partly because I wanted to post more and partly because I transfer computers a lot and I figure a blog is as good place as any to share my thoughts with, well, myself.

  • Setting Themes for Terminal in Mac OS X

    After spending way too long using a plain black and white color scheme in Terminal and being unimpressed with the theme options under Terminal > Preferences… Settings Tab, I decided to do a little bit of searching to remedy the situation.

Publications


In 2012 I wrote a short how-to guide called TextMate How-to published by Packt Publishing (ISBN: 1849693986).

You can also find it on Amazon.

TextMate How-To Book Cover

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