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.

Right now I am trying to move into a role that is more focused on Cyber Security (specifically penetration testing) as this has been a passion of mine since an early age. I have recently completed my 24 hours exam to obtain my OSCP Certification, as well as the 48 hours exam to obtain my OSEP certification.

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

Checkmark Cyber

Penetration Tester

As a whitebox and blackbox penetration tester I am responsible for:

  • performing penetration tests on infrastructure and applications
  • report writing with proof of concepts
  • provide remediation recommendations
  • interacting with and managing client expectations
  • research and development

July 2021 - 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


Hacktober CTF 2020

5th place

Syskron Security CTF 2020

10th place

Sunshine CTF 2020

24th place

Metasploit Community CTF 2020

39th place

0xCon CTF 2020

2nd place


Ranked 1st in South Africa (97 worldwide)


Elite Hacker ranking (416 worldwide)

Cyber Apocalypse CTF 2021

113rd place

Digital Overdose Con CTF 2021

3rd place

DawgCTF 2021

28th place

CircleCityCon CTF 2021

15th place


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)


OSCP Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PEN-200)

Offensive Security
April 2021

Offensive Security Experienced Penetration (OSEP) Tester (PEN-300)

Offensive Security
June 2021

Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) (WEB-300)

Offensive Security
August 2021

Offensive Security Exploit Developer (OSED) (EXP-301)

Offensive Security
November 2021

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)

Practical Ethical Hacking - The Complete Course

June 2020

Windows Privilege Escalation for OSCP & Beyond!

January 2021


Online Innovations

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ATAS Development

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Nitro Park

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Francois Odendaal
+27 84 208 6085

Bigbay SA

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+27 83 650 0011


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+27 79 873 6815

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