And this is my family. What's your name?
I'm from Pasco Washington
Please say "hi". I'd love to learn from you and hear your story.
I'm Chris. I'm a senior software engineer at a web agency I founded: Sol Company. Here is a little about me and what I do for work and how that relates to my priorities.
I do web development for work, and I'm working with a team to make work better.
This involves a lot of things, like writing code on both backend frameworks, like Laravel, or doing front-end development with Vue. I also get the opportunity to work with a great team of other engineers, designers, and writers (contractors) that together help make work better.
I love my work. For me, doing things with incredible skill and care is something I've aspired to do since I was just out of High School. A lot of this came from my heritage passed down from my grandparents to my parents to my siblings, and also to me.
I was raised on a family farm north of a small town called Pasco in Washington state. Growing up, I started helping rake hay on the farm in the summer times to make any money I had for spending. Watching my parents and siblings had a huge impact on me, and my work ethic and has helped me in my career now as a software engineer.
When I was 12, my parents started a wholesale container tree nursery. That had a big impact on my love for trees and landscaping in general.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and get to know who I am a little. I would love to learn more about you! Could you send me a letter via my contact form? I read every message sent, and I respond to most of them!
Have a super day.
A Gatsby plugin to integrate with Rudderstack
In November 2020, I posted a message in the JAM Stack community slack that in December, I was open to more project work. I had been getting a little slow and wanted to make sure the next month was going to be busy.
Later that day, I got some responses from the Rudderstack team asking me if I would be willing to work on a plugin for Gatsby that would make it easy for people to track events on their Gatsby frontends.
I was excited about the opportunity, but I was a bit nervous, knowing that I had no previous experience even remotely like what the team was asking for.View more details
A website where my wife shares her thoughts and life journeys.
Cristo en Todo is a Ghost CMS blog that I set up and provisioned for my wife.
This is her personal blog about her walk with Jesus. It is mostly in Spanish, as she is a native Spanish speaker.
Two of the things that I love about Ghost CMS are the ease of writing in the editor and ease of setting up the CMS. It is super easy to get a Ghost blog up and running; then once it is, the writing experience is wonderful.
Since I needed to remove the credits in the default Ghost theme, I needed to update the theme template slightly. You can view the theme for her blog on GitHub.View more details
Nursery People is a website for landscapers and nursery people.
This website has over 32,000 plant species and over 350,000 records showing which nurseries grow each of these species.
Some of the features of the website include reviews, user posts, comments, favoriting, and more.
The data on the website is pretty messy, so I built a custom administrative area where I can update plant and nursery listings a lot faster using Vue, and an API I built in Laravel.View more details
My Journey is a place where you can share journeys you have taken in life on a timeline.
In July, I was accepted to a Software Development program at Western Governors University. I was pumped, and I wanted to share with others how I fell into Software Development.
I wanted to share my journey on a timeline, so people could see how I really didn't plan to be a Software Engineer, and maybe help other people on their journeys.
While I was planning this project out, I realized I should build a website where anyone could share their journeys, which led me to build MyJourney, a place where people can share journeys on a timeline.View more details
Read some of the latest articles I have written on web development and more.
The reality is that I did forget. I think that is good and healthy, and a normal thing to do.
For He knows our frame; He is mindful that we are dust. Psalm 103:14 This morning, my heart is filled with regret as I look back at certain moments in my life. Certain moments that I cringe thinking about...
Sometimes, you may want to make sure that multiple types of resources are available at a same root wildcard path on your applications website. In this article I go into depth on how to do this with Laravel.
Sooner or later, if you are developing a content site, niche blog, or some other website that attracts organic visitors, you may decide you want to start making money with your website in the form of ads. When you go to do that, you may end up using some sort of script tag that the ad service provides you with that you need to add to your html somewhere.
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