chris-headshotChris Minnick is a prolific published author, blogger, trainer, web developer and co-founder of WatzThis?. Minnick has overseen the development of hundreds of web and mobile projects for customers from small businesses to some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft, United Business Media, Penton Publishing, and Stanford University.

Since 2001, Minnick has trained thousands of Web and mobile developers. His current online courses, Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Achieving Top Search Engine Placements are consistently among the most popular courses offered by online training provider Ed2Go.com.

As a writer, Minnick has authored and co-authored books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics including: HTML, CSS, mobile apps, e-commerce, e-business, Web design, XML, and application servers. His published books include: Adventures in Coding, JavaScript For Kids For Dummies, Coding with JavaScript For Dummies, Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies, Webkit For Dummies, CIW eCommerce Certification Bible, and XHTML. For 16 consecutive years, Chris was among the elite group of 20 software professionals and industry veterans chosen by Dr. Dobb’s Journal to be a judge for the Jolt Product Excellence Awards

In addition to his role with WatzThis?, Chris is a winemaker, a contributor to several blogs, and an avid swimmer, cook, and musician.

Minnick studied creative writing, literature, journalism, and film at the University of Michigan, and worked in editorial, circulation, and online publishing capacities at newspapers and magazines in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and San Francisco.