Name: Chris Allen
Titles: Software/web developer, Psychadelic Artist, Resident Eccentric
Major: Chemical Engineer
Weight: 150 lbs
Expression: "Speak softly and carry a big disk."
Info about Me
I'm a Chemical Engineering
graduate from Purdue University, but my primary skillset is programming. And on
top of that, I like designing things, ranging everywhere from expert systems to
web sites to simple sketches. I guess you could call me a Renaissance Man.
But the best attribute is my
sense of humor. From the image on my home page, you might think I'm a cunning
and devious criminal. Except for one thing--felons normally have little to gain
by advertising their ill-gotten deeds to the world.
How many people can laugh about
being a hacker? I've found that most hackers are incapable of doing this.
Perhaps it's because film and TV have given us rather bad PR. X-Files, Jurassic
Park, The Net, The Score, you name it--such negative attention seems impossible
to fight. So if you can't beat'em, join'em!
I will be frank--I am sitting on
a vast knowledge-base of computer hardware and software. But by no means will I
do anything unethical with this knowledge. What's rewarding to someone with
skills like these is success. What floats my boat is the satisfaction of taking
on a tough challenge and seeing the rewards. I've decided that I don't like
overly destructive projects. No, I'm a builder at heart. Think about it--no one
who writes viruses is a friend of mine. I've got just as much to lose as the
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana.
I enjoy juggling, rock climbing, spelunking, computer graphics drawing, bike
riding, badminton, and piano playing.
What about Family?
7259 N. Chester Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Here's my mom, Paula, and my
sister, Jennifer. Silliness runs in the family. My "Resident Eccentric" title
doesn't raise too many eyebrows at home!