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 shiflett.org, 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:

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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