My name is Chris Simon and I am a Startup CTO Coach, helping startups turn their vision into reality.
I am a regular conference speaker and participator in the Domain-Driven Design community: in 2022 I launched Contextive, an open source IDE to help teams with complex domain languages, and in 2023 I co-founded the Domain-Driven Design Meetup Group.
When requested, I also provide advisory services, training & consulting at both the strategic CTO-level and the practical hands on software engineering level.
I’m the technical co-founder of InLoop, the business that brought Australian Fintech success stories Flexischools and LanternPay (Recently acquired by NAB) to market.
Flexischools was launched in 2008, and today helps hundreds of thousands of Australian families engage with their school communities.
We launched LanternPay in 2015 to tackle the emerging challenges in the consumer directed care sector, particularly the NDIS and other public healthcare insurance schemes.
As CTO of LanternPay, I was fortunate enough to spend half my week being a traditional “CTO” and half my week coding and working alongside our amazing team of talented developers and am grateful to be able to continue to do this kind of work as an independent consultant.
About this blog
The Introduction post breaks down my motivation and aspirations for this blog.