Chris Meistre

Port Elizabeth · South Africa · (084) 583-1337 · chris@meistre.co.za

I love solving problems and building solutions for people through software development

I have 22 years experience in the IT industry, of which 18 have been as a professional software developer.

During this time I have worked on a vast number and variety of projects, ranging from small to large scale.

I am passionate about software development, and love solving problems. The more difficult the challenge, the more satisfying it is when the solution is found. I take pride in providing work that is of the highest quality.

I am currently, and have in the past, subcontracted to a number of software and web development companies. I know how to work well in a team, and can operate independently as well.

The majority of the work that I am involved with is remote, so I am able to be displined enough to stick to deadlines.


Employment History

CM Computer Services

Software Developer / IT Support Manager

As the owner of the business I am responsible for:

  • bringing in new business and maintaining relations
  • training up employees to work as software developers and IT support staff
  • managing projects and time frames
  • lead developer on projects
  • managing creditors/debtors

The business started as an IT Support provider, and later branched out and focused on Software Development. Software developed included Desktop, Server, Web and Mobile Application solutions.

February 1999 - Present

Work Experience


Education

Newton Technical High School

High School Diploma
  • Afrikaans First Language
  • English First Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical / Electronics (Theory and Practical)
January 1995 to November 1999

University of Port Elizabeth

Bachelor of Science
  • Information Systems
  • Geographic Information System
  • Software Development
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus Mathematics
  • Statistics Mathematics
January 2000 to December 2003

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Skills & Experience
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors.

Healthy Hobbies:
  • Openwater Adventure Swimming
  • Ultra Running (both on and off road)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Diving

Extra Curricular Activities:
  • 4x4 Driver / Part Owner, EC Offroad Adventures (Jan 2008 to Aug 2011)
  • Wells Estate Animal Project (Jan 2011 to Jun 2013)
  • Skipper & Rescue Swimmer, Bluewater Bay Rescue (Jan 2012 to Present)
  • Swimmer & Training Officer, Coastal Water Rescue (Aug 2014 to Present)


Courses

The Complete Android N Developer Course

Udemy
March 2017

The Complete Android N Developer Course

Udemy
March 2017

Angular 6 (formerly Angular 2) - The Complete Guide

Udemy
April 2018

CPR for Healthcare Professionals

BLS Medical
August 2017 (Renewed October 2019)

Emergency Oxygen Providers

BLS Medical
August 2017 (Renewed October 2019)

References

Online Innovations

Dirk Erasmus
dirk@onlineinnovations.com
+27 41 365 4919

ATAS Development

Caroline Morgan
caro@exbo.co.za
+27 82 553 6185

Nitro Park

Andrew Beuster
andrew@nitropark.co.za
+27 73 305 1995

Lunatech

Francois Odendaal
francois@lunatech.co.za
+27 84 208 6085

Bigbay SA

Anton van de Venter
anton@bigbaysa.co.za
+27 83 650 0011

ChainEX

Otto Lessing
otto@chainex.io
+27 79 873 6815

Lunatech / Particl

Ryno Mathee
ryno@lunatech.co.za
+27 82 550 5101