Christopher Carlson

Hello.

I'm Chris Carlson, a web developer and tech educator from Madison, Wisconsin. I am interested in business, technology and how we learn. I enjoy frontend web development because it combines the challenge of problem-solving with the creativity of design. When I'm not designing web sites and apps, I like to teach others what I know and I've been doing it formally since 2011. I've taught classes on a wide range of subjects including SharePoint, communication styles, career development, and growth mindset.

My undergraduate degree was in Computer Science and Business, but I am constantly pushing myself to learn new things. Most recently, I have been going through the Web Developer Bootcamp from Bloc to gain even more experience with the latest web languages, frameworks, and libraries including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery. When I'm not coding, I'm often found riding my bike, reading a book or traveling the world.

You can learn more about me by exploring the following sections:

Portfolio

Better Know Wisconsin Quiz App

Screenshot of Better Know Wisconsin Quiz app

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A short, 10 question quiz about the state of Wisconsin. This app was built using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery.

Experience

2017-2019

SC Johnson

Director of Global Learning & Development

  • Led a team of consultants, instructional designers and vendor partners in the design, development, and implementation of learning solutions

IT Learning & Development Manager

  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to execute vendor-led training classes on Agile software development
  • Developed and maintained custom IT competency model
  • Facilitated classes on career development and communication

2011-2017

Target

Lead IT Learning & Development Consultant

  • Designed and developed an internal campaign to promote a stronger learning culture through growth mindset, continuous learning and learning behaviors
  • Recorded over 50 short training videos and developed over 200 how-to articles on SharePoint and mobile app functionality
  • Developed and facilitated instructor-led training courses on SharePoint
  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to execute vendor-led training solutions related to software development, testing, and infrastructure component management

2008-2011

Goodrich

HRIS Analyst II

  • System administrator for multiple Human Resource information systems including the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Talent Management System, Candidate Management System, Learning Management System, and SharePoint
  • Developed custom HR reports using SQL scripts
  • Developed training materials for new Learning Management System for all roles including administrator and end users

2005-2008

Accenture

Consultant

  • Provided in-classroom technical support during system training delivery
  • Maintained system training environments by writing and executing SQL scripts
  • Wrote custom code for a claims management application based on design documents using Visual Basic .NET and SQL

Education

2019

Bloc

Web Developer Bootcamp

2012-2013

University of St. Thomas

Masters of Arts (MA) in Human Resource and Change Leadership

2000-2004

Bradley University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Computer Science

Technical Skills

Languages, Libraries & Frameworks

HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript JQuery PHP SQL

Apps, Systems & Tools

Word Excel PowerPoint OneNote SharePoint Skype Evernote WordPress Git GitHub Slack Visual Studio Code