My name is Chris Shiplet and I currently reside in Phoenix, AZ. This is my collection of thoughts on minimal & attractive design, software development, systems administration, hardware hacks, photography, desert offroading, college life, and anything else I feel like writing about.
My passion is automation and reducing the friction in interactions between humans and computers. Over the past decade I’ve acquired a wide variety of skills in related fields.
The field I’m most interested in is embedded systems. I hope to pursue a related career once I complete my Computer Systems Engineering B.S.E. at Arizona State University’s Fulton School of Engineering in 2014.
I spend my free time designing and developing web apps and working on embedded platform projects. My focus is responsive, minimal, accessible design that performs well on a wide variety of devices. Additionally, I strive to conform to the latest standards for HTML and CSS as well as accessibility standards such as WCAG. To see more of my work, check out my portflio: nearengine.
When it comes to amateur photography, I don’t think I take nearly enough photos yet. I learned on a 35mm Canon AE-1, but I mostly shoot a Nikon D5000. Check out my Flickr to see my latest photos.