I’m Chris Lis. I'm an educator looking to better the future for all.

At the age of nineteen, I took my first programming class. We learned Visual Basic and made boring command line programs that could only be ran on certain devices. I somehow mustered up an A-minus, but wow... it was so. BORING.

I told myself from that point on, I'd never be a programmer, nor would I ever take another code-related class.

Yet of course, fate had its way with me...

I was required to take a class called "Online Production" for my major. On day one, our professor boldly exclaimed: "We're going to learn how to make websites." The idea sounded cool, yet I wasn't convinced from this singular statement. However, after exhibiting some previous students' websites, every bad memory that plagued me from my prior class disippated. This was some cool shit. I was excited to code again.

I managed to keep up in class and was interested enough to learn a bit on my own time at home, but I still lacked any professional experience.

Heading into my senior year of college, the same professor who taught the Online Production class recommended me to a local agency in downtown Tampa called Sparxoo. After a good interview with two of the company's leadership members, I was given an internship offer at the rate of $12 an hour. I was ecstatic—getting a $4 raise from my previous job while being able to better my skills in a highly valuable field was a huge win. From there, I spent the year learning the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP from the company's director of development and through consistent hard work on client-based projects.

Finally, the time came... I graduated.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tampa, won Student of the Year for my major, and was offered a full-time position at Sparxoo which I gladly accepted. I worked there for 2-3 more years, making some amazing friendships with people I know I'll keep up with for the rest of my life.

Eventually, I felt that I was stagnant, so much that I decided to resign and start my own small agency. I also created my development related YouTube channel, Chris Courses, at this time, something I had been contemplating for about two years prior.

Fast-forward to today, I've worked with some really great clients like Harvard University, and obtained 100k+ subscribers on my YouTube channel. I've created an online education site for my courses where members can subscribe a low monthly fee to watch premium course content and managed to grow this business to a consistent $2.5k of revenue per month as a solo creator.

I'm looking to continue this educational course business until I get it to at least $10k per month. I know this will be a significant undertaking, but my past successes provide me with the confidence and drive I know I need to make great strides.

I'm not just restricted to development and business related goals, but also health and music related as well. I'm an avid gym go-er (attending four days a week usually) and an amateur guitarist where I play with one of my good friends in NYC.

For the year of 2023, I'll be applying to a masters program in Comp. Sci., and a bachelor program in music performance for guitar. Depending on which I get into will no doubt continue to mold my future, but I'll be posting and keeping up with my progress right here on my website.

I have no idea what the future holds, but you better believe I'm going to make the best of it. Thanks for reading.