730Christopher S. Charabaruk is a computer programmer with many years of development experience with web applications, video games and open source projects. Chris grew up writing code on a Commodore 64, and later on branched into C++ and C# development.

Chris was the founder of online startup Taskerrific, which aimed to provide an easy and social way to handle personal and professional task management. Taskerrific was started in early 2009, and launched a private beta in late summer of the same year. Currently, Chris works as a C# / .NET specialist software developer for Northcloud, where he also manages issues of change management and continuous integration strategies. As well, he is one of the founders of Cold Acid Entertainment, an independent game development studio based in Toronto, Ontario.

In addition to his programming and business experiences, Chris is a strong public speaker, thanks to his participation in Toastmasters International. He has served in a number of club officer roles, and was an area governor of District 60 in 2012-2013. Chris was awarded Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze by Toastmasters in 2012.

In 2005, Chris co-founded the Toronto Independent Games Conference, with the aim to promote Toronto as a place of interest in the games industry and to provide networking and educational opportunities for other developers. Chris also was one of the coordinators of the “Indie” SIG of the International Game Developers Association.

Chris is interested in participating in small to medium teams as a programmer, and looks forward to strengthening his project management and software development talents. He is always on the lookout for new opportunities for personal and professional growth.