Christopher helps educate and motivate citizen developers to build better business solutions.
If everyone learnt to build their own apps. People would feel empowered and less reliant upon others.
"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think" (Socrates).
My aim is to teach you to think. Developing apps builds' critical thinking skills. Making the world would be a better place.
In my own life, I felt like a failure in many ways. I am introvert, I struggled at school, and to me, my destiny was to fail at pretty much everything. I began my working life working in hospitality. The principal thing I learnt was the importance of systematic attention to detail.
In my late forties, I began an MBA with the Open University. When I submitted my first tutor-marked assignment. My tutor telephoned me and asked if I thought I was dyslexia. I had no idea what he was talking about. The OU arranged for tests and the assesses confirmed I was dyslexia. Armed with strategies to apply to my learning and I never looked back.
Having completed my MBA I soon discovered I could not find a job. I removed my MBA from my CV, my Linked In profile. No matter how hard I tried I could not find a job not even washing up.
Talking to over graduates I soon discovered I was not alone. Ageism appeared to be the major contributing factor.
My solution was to throw myself into the challenge of creating my own business. It is a long and difficult journey. But thanks to perseverance, a focus on developing key skills. And relentless pursuit of more learning, I am moving forward. In many ways, I am propelled to help others. By equipping them with the skills required to succeed in tomorrow’s world of work.