Chris Ellison



I'm Chris, a senior PHP & WordPress developer with experience managing auto-scaling sites using AWS, a digital marketer with a history of large clients in vocal spaces, a live video consultant capable of successfully executing streams for conferences, book launches, movie premieres, & more, as well as a husband. I come from Central New York with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Social Interaction from SUNY Oswego. My hobbies include classic computers, video games, cooking, and DIY auto repairs.


Current Projects

Panel for HyperDeck

Panel for HyperDeck is a PHP-based control panel used to manage the HyperDeck line of broadcast recording decks.

Previous Works




Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to guest-write for Smashing Magazine, and the article I wrote dealt with WordPress permission settings to restrict whom can view a single post on a post-by-post basis. You can read Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames for full details.

I was a recurring guest writer for WordPress Hub in 2012 and 2013, for which I wrote tutorials for WordPress users of skill levels ranging from beginner to pro. My tutorials are no longer available at the website.

During my time as the Web Editor for my university's student newspaper, The Oswegonian, I wrote a few articles in order to cover topics I had more expertise in or to which I could add a personal touch, a list of which can be found here:


  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP 5, 7, and 8
  • Javascript
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Elastic Beanstalk (EB)
    • CloudFront
    • Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Lambda
    • Route 53
  • Let's Encrypt
  • CloudFlare
  • Bootstrap
  • Python
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Bash
  • Docker
  • Virtual Machines
  • Networking
    • IPv4 & IPv6
    • DNS
    • Firewalls
    • pfSense
  • Video Production
  • Livestreaming
  • IP Audio & Video
    • Dante by Audinate
    • NDI by Newtek
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Social Media Marketing (SMM)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Google Analytics
  • Newsletter Creation
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Premiere Pro
    • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Philosophy & Logic