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

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

When we talk about agile, we tend to talk about it in the context of "doing." There's also the concept of "being agile" and the two ways of framing agility lead to different thinking about agility, what it means, and how to achieve it. 

I made some art... Or did I?

The subjective nature of art often leaves us questioning whether or not something is art. Is it art if someone is just slinging paint against a canvas? What if it could have been done by a toddler? What if it was done by a toddler? Nowadays, with computers, a new kind of question is arising: How much human intervention is required to make art?

Work

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
Twig