Chris Zempel

Chris Zempel's Blog

Once upon a time, I was studying to become a journalist or PR person but realized being able to write isn't useful if I have nothing worth saying. I decided I'd rather write software than other kinds of words and began re-tooling. I really enjoyed the challenge of breaking the world down into pieces our robot friends can help us with. At some point along the way, I graduated from an individual contributor to a technical manager.

My favorite time of week are saturday mornings when I get to I wake up early, post up at a coffee shop (pastries shouldn't be so satisfying, it's not fair), and dig into whatever technical problems meet my fancy. Recently, I've been learning Rust.

I think...

These days I'm working at Maritz on an incentives engine. Opinions expressed on this site are my own.


  1. Snippet - Nifty Way of Text -> Data snippet rust
  2. Why Two-Way Data Binding Is(n't) Bad anecdote
  3. How to Debug guide
  4. Coffee isn't Complicated guide
  5. React in Rails - The Gotchas guide
  6. My Favorite Book of All Time anecdote
  7. Junior vs Senior thought-experiment
  8. The Development Behind InvisibleGirlfriend anecdote
  9. What is Critical Thinking? thought-experiment
  10. The Five Core Activities of a Software Dev launchcode
  11. Learning to Think Like A Developer launchcode
  12. Working at Efeqdev launchcode
  13. Test Your Might - How I’m Getting up to Speed launchcode
  14. How I Launched My Development Career in Nine Months launchcode