Chris spends most of his days wrangling (or mangling) server-side code in Django at VOKAL Interactive. Before joining the VOKAL team, he spent five years as an Associate Writer at Ars Technica, where he continues to contribute occasional features on topics like Apple, Inc., digital photography, semiconductors, and patent lawsuits. A modern-day Renaissance man, Chris has worn many hats, including indie record producer, shoe salesman, graphic designer, photographer, user interface engineer, college instructor, rock journalist, and computer technician. Among his many endeavors, he studied graphic design and computer engineering at Purdue University (BTFU!). In his free time he enjoys watching movies, singing karaoke, eating brunch, and drinking expensive bourbon.