Chad Hester is a software engineer and senior solutions architect with a background in computer science and IT management for more than 15 years. He started his professional career programming desktop and database applications using Microsoft-based platforms. After seeing the explosion of the Web market, he quickly moved on to Web development despite the "dot-com bubble burst" in 2000. After several years of honing his skills, he made the switch to open source software development, focusing all his efforts on leveraging community-driven technologies.
With a dash of software engineering, technical training, IT administration, personnel management, sales, and business development, Chad has become a well-rounded, well-educated computer geek powerhouse. He has many years of experience working with the medical, education, fashion, legal and commerce industries.
Chad’s other interests include kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, eating great food, dog walking/biking, travel, and relaxing on a nice beach.