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:

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