I'm Chris Ebert, a software developer living in Metro Detroit. I graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science. Then in May 2016, I graduated from Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business with a MBA. I've spent time working at several companies including General Electric Healthcare, Lockheed Martin, University of Michigan, and Tyler Technologies on projects ranging from iOS applications, space (satellite) situational awareness services, neural network training, cyber security applications, websites, and mission critical software for emergency first responders.
As a polyglot, I've written applications in several programming languages including C, C++, C#, Java, Objective-C, PHP, Rust, Swift, and VB6. I am extremely comfortable with C# and .NET, as that is the language I currently use most frequently on a daily basis. However, I am learning as much as I can about the evolving web and mobile landscape, emerging development patterns and practices, and architecture. As a proponent of lifelong learning, I am always striving to learn new things and improve.
In my free time, I enjoy skiing, CrossFit, spending time with family and friends, sports, playing bass guitar, and watching movies.
How did I get into software?
Fortunately, even though I attended a relatively small school district, it still offered programming and IT related classes. While they weren't required, I took a few and got hooked. In high school, Mrs. Gyomory, our programming teacher, encouraged us to compete in programming competitions with other students in the area. These great education opportunities I had truly helped shape my career choice.
Below is a picture from a high school programming competition I participated in 2004 (I'm all the way to the right):
I decided to start blogging primarily for my own benefit. I am hoping to share things I have researched or found valuable in in a public forum, so I can find retrieve this information at a later time. Hopefully, other individuals may find value in some of my posts. If they don't, that's fine too.
If you find any of my blog posts useful or have supplemental information or commentary, please share your ideas and comments.
How can I contact you?
Feel free to contact me using my Twitter handle @realchrisebert or webmaster AT this domain DOT net.
The views and opinions posted to this site are my own and are not necessarily indicative of the views espoused by my current or previous employers or any organizations I am associated with. Additionally, links to external sites are not necessarily endorsements of the third-party.