Christopher Balchin - freelance Ecommerce Consultant, and CTOChristopher Balchin

Delivering PHP and relational database based projects for over ten years, Magento and its application as a high availability e-commerce platform has been my focus since its launch in 2008.

I started my career in 2003, developing small local business and charity websites as portfolio projects, later emigrating to Australia for a short while, I used the opportunity to manage several successful projects. In 2008 I became an in-house developer for a local business back home, assisting to successfully launch their 3-year e-commerce development; after gaining a wealth of experience working with several end-to-end media agencies I switched focus to apply my learnings with businesses directly.

Over the past two years I’ve shifted away from head-down development and worked on recruiting and managing agile teams of skilled software engineers, alongside architecture of scalable cloud-based systems.