Certified Nerd and Goof-ball
A certified nerd and goof-ball, Chris Hamper has been knocking around with computers for nearly as long as he can remember. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, Chris eagerly headed out into the professional world and discovered that coding for the Defense industry was not quite the kind of fun he was looking for. While the people he had worked with were wonderful, there wasn't much outlet for his off-beat sense of fun or true creativity. When he had finally had enough of that, Chris decided it was important to take some time to rediscover himself and who he truly wanted to be.
For the past three years, Chris has been expanding his expertise around Web Development through numerous personal projects and work for local non-profit organizations. Most notable has been the creation of a Drupal 7 website for an animal advocacy organization. The Acquia University program caught his attention at NERDSummit 2014 and he immediately committed himself to becoming a part of it, a commitment that bore fruit when he was selected for the Summer 2015 class.