About

I’m Chris Monnat, a professional web worker based in Alexandria, VA. My specialty is web application development although I have an appreciation for the design side as well. You’ll typically find me slaving over lines of PHP code… but I have also been known to slice the odd design or two in Photoshop and build them out in XHTML and CSS. I’ve developed a series of applications over the years and have even sold one. Find out more on my projects page.

I graduated from Morrisville State College in 2006 with a BA in IT concentrating on web development. I’m an entrepreneur, an Eagle scout and a Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE) for PHP 5.

Employment

Currently, my days are spent at Bluetext as Chief Technology Officer overseeing all things tech. After hours I’m the owner of Left of Center Communications (LOCC), the maker of Sign-Up-Sheet.com. LOCC started as a college internship in 2006 and quickly transformed into a web development agency focusing on web applications. Sign-Up-Sheet.com, launched May 2010,  is the current flagship product. Earlier projects include BadgeTracker, sold in Jan. 2010, and ScoutMailer.

I am always interested in discussing business/employment opportunities. My resume is available online and you can get in touch with me via e-mail by sending a message to chris [at] monnat.org.

Favorite Quotes

“Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.” - Michael Sinz

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” - Ellen DeGeneres

“Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” - Ellen DeGeneres

“The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.” - Dave Barry

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” - Edgar Allan Poe

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain

“Walking isn’t a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.” - Evan Esar