Hi! I'm Chris Forrence, a full-stack software engineer.
I've had a passion for computers since my early years. I remember finding "101 BASIC Computer Games" at a book sale in Baltimore when I was 7 and learning about BASIC. When I was 14, I started learning a bit of C so that I could make patches to a game I enjoyed.
This passion followed and guided me to Georgia Tech and to its Computer Science department. Through Python and Smalltalk, Assembly and C, algorithms and object-oriented design, my college courses kept reaffirming my love for software. I also realized the following:
— "An application can do amazing things, but if no one can use it, it's completely useless." —
With this realization, I switched from my focus on platforms (low-level computing) and began to focus on people: the most important component of software.
I am still passionate about finding answers for people. Outside of work, I created a web-based application for the Georgia Tech Marching Band, so that directors and staff assistants can perform administrative tasks to manage the ~350 students in the band. When a property management company needed to be able to manage special offers for their properties, I created a small application for them to do such. I'm active on Stack Overflow, a question-and-answer site for programmers, and am currently in the top 5% in terms of reputation gained.
My goal is to make a real and positive impact on the world.
Let's get started.