Welcome to my portfolio website. I am Chris Bilger, a senior software engineer with a multifaceted background including engineering, education, and leadership. I work at Talkiatry, where I bring my expertise in full-stack application development to the design, build, testing, and deployment of enterprise solutions.
I am dedicated to a continuous process of learning, teaching, discovery, and creation across all aspects of my life. I strive to expand my knowledge on a daily basis, both within my professional career and in my personal pursuits and hobbies. I am committed to sharing my newfound insights with others. I have established a long-term plan for developing tools aimed at enhancing people's lives through increased efficiency, safety, and ease.
Technical & Research Experience
I have a proven track record of working on high-output Agile teams using both Scrum and Kanban methodologies. My experience encompasses self-hosted GitLab instances and full Atlassian suite production environments, and I have the technical skills required to plan, implement, and maintain complex and dynamic systems.
As a full-stack software engineer, I have a responsibility to remain current with the latest trends in frontend, middleware, and backend web development technologies. I have professional experience working with a variety of tech stacks, including MERN, MEVN, Django, Java Springboot, AWS, and Azure, among others.
I have a strong proficiency in React and Vue as frontend frameworks, Express JS as middleware, and NodeJS and Django on the backend. My database expertise encompasses both SQL and NoSQL databases.
I continuously expand my knowledge and skills in various areas of software engineering, including frameworks, methodologies, tech stacks, development workflows, and processes. I place a high emphasis on producing well-written, thought-out code and ensure that my code is properly documented, linted, formatted, and style checked. I am committed to consistently delivering high-quality software engineering solutions.
Certifications & Courses
American Red Cross: Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online
This is an online course that teaches first aid, CPR, and AED use for adults, children, and infants. The course is designed for those who want to learn first aid, CPR, and AED skills, and do not require a certification to meet a job requirement.
Y Combinator Startup School
Y Combinator Startup School is a free online program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs launch their startups and provide them with the tools and resources needed to succeed. The program includes video lectures, workshops, and group sessions covering a wide range of topics, as well as access to a community of founders, mentors, and investors.
LinkedIn Learning: Become a Thought Leader
Thought leaders stand out from the rest in their field—they create their own advantage to advance faster in
their careers, attract more business, build more wealth, and spread their message. Learn how to take what
you know, what you do, and who you are and share it more widely and effectively to be known as an expert in
August 2022 - Forever
LinkedIn Learning: Master the OWASP Top 10
LinkedIn Learning course for mastering the OWASP Top 10, which An online course offered by LinkedIn Learning to achieve proficiency in the OWASP Top 10, a widely accepted guide for web application security in the developer world.
August 2022 - Forever
DevOps Engineering on AWS
Accredited through ExitCertified, this certification enhances and verifies my knowledge of developer operations for engineering on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Over a 3-day (24 total hours) training session, I learned about AWS cloud computing services and then passed the examination for using the skills learned.
June 2021 - Forever
United States Security Clearance - Secret
Granted by the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
July 2020 - April 2023