I’m Christo. I enjoy working on technical projects to help make sense of things, automate processes, and equip creative work.
I’ve played a leading role in the following projects, all requiring creativity, resourcefulness and adaptability.
Cycling is a global community of creative makers, publishers, event producers, and athletes. Active Projects is a niche social commerce app to connect this community and help cyclists of all abilities to get equipped for their next cycling adventure. I’m serving as co-founder and technical lead.
[React.js] [Node.js] [mongoDB] [Tailwind CSS] [AWS] [Python] [Github]
The Red Balloon Company / BalloonPlanet.com
The best balloon designers use BalloonPlanet to retail their party balloon delivery and decorating services to businesses and consumers. I served as a growth marketing and technical operations manager improving business processes to grow sales and delivery capacity.
Global Grand Central
The results of grant-funded cultural work too often rests in the dark of the funder’s archive. Formerly Europe Grand Central, Global Grand Central was an EU-funded project to connect independent cultural organizations and artists. I served as a workshop facilitator, web developer, and researcher developing the content management system and producing the project research report.
[Wordpress] [PHP] [d3.js] [Github]
My work has crossed a few boundaries.
With every check-in and tag, phones and social networks emphasize places. I was curious – how would phones influence our perception of in-between places. Bordr was an app to track and compare the experience of everyday and national borders. What started as my master’s thesis became a series of workshops and exhibitions.
A workshop about “borders” in the city and location-based social network analysis of urban boundaries. I served as the workshop facilitator for this session held at Strelka Institute in Moscow.
I write about memory, technology, and civic engagement.
Noise of Memory
My monthly newsletter subscription on memory, technology, and the city.
Civic Engagement through DIY Urbanism and Collective Networked Action
I was co-author on this article published in Article in Planning Practice & Research
Volume 30, 2015 – Issue 3
Materiality of Deletion
Essay in MAS Context, Surveillance, 2014
I explore ways we might try understand the city and our agency in it by creating experiences of open civic data.
Petitioning platforms generally divorce ideas from civic context. I developed Speeqr to conceptualize a petitioning system that seeks to reconnect ideas with the appropriate political jurisdiction.
[React.js] [MongoDB] [Node.js]
A Twitter bot that coordinates weekly mini-occupy movements to draw attention to different privately-owned public space in New York City.
Noise City Radio
How do you fix noise to a place? I developed this web app to provide an aural experience of noise complaints landscape. Simply walk to tune the station.
A web app to show and document nearby graffiti removal requests.
I really like my neighborhood and seek ways to help out.
Columbia City BIA
Serving as Treasurer for a Seattle neighborhood business improvement area, I’ve helped support financial operations and communications. This includes development of a web presence prototype.
[Next.js] [Tailwind CSS]
Connecting the Neighborhood
How is a changing neighbor hood connected? Using Netvizz, I created a network analysis of connections between members of the Columbia City Seattle Facebook Group, a group I co-created that has over 7k members.
And I’ve made a few videos.
video production work
video editing and informational video effects producer
Seeking help with your project? Let’s talk. I’m available for part-time and contract work.