I am Chris Ward (aka Chris Chinchilla). I am a technical writer, blogger, artist, video/audio maker and presenter who loves to explain cool tech to the World.
After 15 years as a developer I realized that my skills lie in helping others understand technical subjects. I achieve this through technical writing, blogging, networking and educating people through presentations and workshops.
I have crazy projects in progress and will speak to anyone who listens.
Below you can find my latest writing and appearances or contact me through a multitude of networks.
Why do you call yourself Chris Chinchilla? Yes it does sound silly doesn't it! It's a nickname I've had since 1997 after a passing comment at school, I've carried it through all my fanzine and music years and like it. For those who are interested, a Chinchilla is a small (and cute) South American rodent, a Small Town in Queensland, Australia and is a real name in South America.
My Latest Posts
On 06 Jun 2018, Chris wroteRead More
Find out the important roles that software foundations play in providing longevity and structural support for open source projects.
Are you using the Sublime Text editor? If so, you may want to rethink this. One man gives his opinion on Sublime and gives several other options you can choose from.
FOSS Backstage is a new conference for open source developers and managers. Find out more information about the conference here.
On 15 May 2018, Chris wroteRead More
Just how far are you willing to go not to use software that you disagree with? Chris Ward takes a look down the rabbit hole.
On 14 May 2018, Chris wroteRead More
Trade your developer hat for your philosopher's cap and take a look at the ethics of weaponized tech design and engineering.