Chris Meistre

Port Elizabeth · South Africa · (084) 583-1337 ·

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


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


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


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)


The Complete Android N Developer Course

March 2017

The Complete Android N Developer Course

March 2017

Angular 6 (formerly Angular 2) - The Complete Guide

April 2018

CPR for Healthcare Professionals

BLS Medical
August 2017 (Renewed October 2019)

Emergency Oxygen Providers

BLS Medical
August 2017 (Renewed October 2019)


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