Chris Finlayson

Chris Finlayson Senior Software Architect

Senior software architect, leader, and developer with 20+ years of experience in the private and public sector. In the public sector, Chris was the Chief Architect and Team Lead for a $40M+ large scale cross-functional enterprise system that spanned multiple military and government agencies. In the private sector, he maintains a role as a technical lead and primary developer for custom web-based solutions across diverse industries such as Manufacturing, Mining, Life Insurance, and Tourism/Resort management.

Chris was a Commonwealth Scholar (full academic merit scholarship) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he received his BS, Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science.

Blogs by Chris

Demystifying the Requirements-Gathering Environment

Define Problems and Voice Client-Clarifying Questions With Confidence A non-trivial part of a successful software consultant’s job is understanding what the client’s problem is. A significant impediment to that problem is walking away from discussions and requirements gathering meetings knowing you don’t understand the issue but feel uncomfortable addressing it. This article will describe techniques […]

Dynamically Changing Cell Data and Behavior Within a Kendo Grid

Needing Dynamic Client-side Behavior of a Kendo Grid? I was recently on a project that required a specific behavior when the user entered a cell and when the value of a cell changed within a Kendo grid. An equivalent example for demonstration purposes is the following grid. Assume the grid has the following rules: Specifying […]