chris.tickner.io my thoughts on PHP, Symfony, Javascript, etc

I'm a web developer. I like to work on challenging web apps that solve real problems for lots of people. That makes me smile. I like business - so much so that I have a degree in Finance and Economics from Saint Mary's Univerity. In my undergrad I co-founded LeggoPoker.com, which has changed hands a few times since I started it and is now known as IveyPoker.com. I enjoy competitive strategy games, and can probably beat you at games like Starcraft, Poker, Catan, and maybe even Chess.

Professionally, I try to write high quality and testable computer code that adheres to the SOLID principles. I think that business value is the top priority. My job is to know how to balance code quality and development speed in an attempt to maximize business value.

I enjoy the PHP community, and I try to get involved in open source projects in my spare time. I am also a Symfony fan-boy. These days I've been using AngularJS daily - which helps achieve my goal of a friendly client-side user experience. Lately I'm really enjoying being a student of Javascript.

I live in London, Ontario, Canada and I'm a senior developer with DeskPRO.

You can look into me at GitHub or view my Twitter account. You can also view my Stack Overflow profile or visit my LinkedIn profile if you want to get in touch.

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