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

The First of Many Two-Day Training Sessions

Over the past several months, I've been building up my training skillset with several of my coworkers at Shelter Insurance. This past week one of those coworkers and I put on Shelter's first in-house two-day Agile training session. It was super fun!

Learning from Failure with the Five Whys

An important idea that we take away from Agile software development is examining our failures and learning from them. We take a hard look at what caused us to fail and fix the problem. One of the ways we do that is through a technique called "Five Whys."

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