Hello

I'm Jim Christie. I'm a web devoloper, an agile coach, a cyclist, and sometimes, an artist. As anyone who works on the internet should, I love cats.

I have over five years of web development experience. I lean strongly toward back end functionality of websites. I can do design, but I don't love it and, consequently, I'm not the best at it.

I've become a strong supporter of agile methodologies.

Blog

New Site!

If you've been paying attention to my site, you've probably noticed that it looks a little different than it used to. It's not just the look of the site though, it's a whole new website, inside and out. I've completely rebuilt the site from the ground up in Craft. Craft offers a lot of development opportunities that were prohibitively time consuming in my old CMS, Wordpress. I've already done a few things that I'd been putting off in Wordpress and plan on doing quite a few more. 

I made some art... Or did I?

The question "What is art?" has always been of interest to me. The subjective nature of art often leaves us questioning whether or not something truly is art. Jackson Pollack's works are a prime example. Is it truly art if someone is just slinging paint against a canvas? This was the question of the day when Jackson broke into the scene. 

Nowadays, with computers, a new kind of question is arising: How much human intervention is required to make art?

Web Development

Say Insurance

This project was an initiative to launch a new, web-based subsidiary of a larger insurance company. 

Daniel Boone Regional Library

DBRL maintained a number of different sites. I had a hand in every one of them to some degree. 

Agile

Scrum
Kanban
XP

Tools & Technologies

Git
phpMyAdmin
Linux
Vagrant

Content Management

Craft
Wordpress
Drupal

Languages

JavaScript
PHP
Sass
SQL

Frameworks

jQuery
Angular
PHPUnit
Jasmine
Twig