Those who have been to Tech & Tea in Battersea might already be familiar with him, but we would like to tell you a little more about our wonderful Tech & Tea host Chris. He joined CommuniTech in 2018, first as a Tech & Tea volunteer. He was one of our most devoted volunteers, attending every session and spreading his knowledge about technology to residents of Wandsworth Borough.
Chris was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and obtained a BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Since then, he’s lived in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Helsinki and now London, so he’s used to interacting with people from all kinds of backgrounds.
He’s worked in platinum refining, teaching, educational publishing, eLearning module development, instructional design and content creation. Currently, he owns Jump Ahead Content Creation, a service specialising in blogging, web content and search engine optimisation. Now you know why he’s able to strip tech concepts to the bare minimum and explain seemingly complicated things in a simple way!
On July 15th 2018, Chris officially became the first Tech & Tea host for CommuniTech outside of the central management team. Since then, he’s been making sure events run smoothly while stimulating curiosity by engaging participants in Tech Talks. He has been a great addition to our team, and we really hope he continues to enjoy running Tech & Tea for a long time in the future.
Quick facts about Chris:
– If you hadn’t guessed, he’s into IT
– He loves to travel, watch movies and cook
– He’s a massive Jennifer Lopez fan
– When he’s abroad, a good place to look for him would be the Hard Rock Café
– He appreciates quality sarcastic sense of humour, though he keeps it under control at Tech & Tea to avoid confusion
To meet Chris, and hear all the tech wisdom he has to offer, head to Tech & Tea in Battersea Library where he runs the session and leads our amazing team of volunteers.