GeekTrainer

Musings of a trainer of geeks.

About Christopher Harrison (GeekTrainer)

I’m a long-time geek dating back to the days of the Commodore VIC-20, which my father brought home when I was 7. Back then you could buy computer magazines with source code for programs in the back of them, and I spent countless hours seeing if I could make them work. It spurned a love for technology which never left.

I’ve spent the bulk of my career in some form of an education space, as a trainer, presenter, or content creator. I love to help others have that “aha” moment, making something click for the first time, or solving a difficult problem. My approach has always been to teach the way I learn, to deconstruct the parts I struggled with and show how it finally made sense to me.

My primary focus is on web development, although I’ve done a fair amount of artificial intelligence in the form of chat bots and natural language processing. I’m a huge fan of TypeScript, Python, and Django.

If I’m not writing code or otherwise working, I can probably be found running too many miles,playing Civilization, or spending time with my wife Karin and our four legged child (an adopted dog named Sammy).

You can find me on Twitter, GitHub or Instagram.

At present I work for Microsoft, but all opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.