Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett

Partner at Fictive Kin

Boulder, Colorado

Hi, I’m Chris Shiflett, web craftsman, partner at Fictive Kin, and co-organizer of Brooklyn Beta. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY

I blog at, and I’m @shiflett on Twitter. My side projects include Web Advent, an annual Advent calendar for web developers, and Glyph, a tiny tome on typography. I’m also part of Studiomates, a coworking studio.

I have written two books — Essential PHP Security and HTTP Developer’s Handbook — and contributed to a few others, and I sometimes write articles for publications like Smashing Magazine, where I also serve on the editorial panel.

My love for sharing ideas has lead me to speak at some of my favorite conferences — like Webstock, OSCON, South by Southwest, Beyond Tellerrand, and Inspire — and attend events like Foo Camp, Kiwi Foo Camp, and the Microsoft Web Dev Summit.

When not in front of a computer, I can usually be found playing soccer in Prospect Park or riding my bicycle.

Essential PHP Security Essential PHP Security
by Chris Shiflett
October 2005
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.99

Chris blogs at:

Pop-up factory

May 29 2015

Attend O’Reilly’s Solid Conference, June 23–25, in San Francisco. Solid, O’Reilly’s conference exploring how the collision of software and hardware is fueling the creation of a software-enhanced, networked physical world, will feature a radical demonstration: a live, pop-up electronics factory. … read more

Happy Birthday To Me: Reviews of Some Toys I’ve Recently Gotten

May 29 2015

My birthday was in April, so in the "Happy Birthday To Me" spirit, I'll consider anything interesting I've acquired in the last few months a birthday present to myself. Much of it is related to cycling, which I've been getting into. Anyway, here are some mini reviews on some of… read more

"Overall the book is well written with lots of interesting asides and almost personal comments – it's fairly easy reading."
--Mike James, I Programmer