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Chris Ellison




I'm Chris, an IT Manager with previous experience in system administration & networking, broadcast & AV, web development, and marketing. My expertise includes managing auto-scaling WordPress sites using AWS, executing livestreams for conferences, book launches, movie premieres, etc., as well as marketing for large clients in vocal spaces. My hobbies include classic computers, video games, cooking, and DIY auto repairs.


Current Projects

Panel for HyperDeck

Panel for HyperDeck is a PHP-based control panel used to manage the HyperDeck line of broadcast recording decks.






Hurricane Electric

Previous Works


Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to guest-write for Smashing Magazine, and the article I wrote dealt with WordPress permission settings to restrict whom can view a single post on a post-by-post basis. You can read Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames for full details.

I was a recurring guest writer for WordPress Hub in 2012 and 2013, for which I wrote tutorials for WordPress users of skill levels ranging from beginner to pro. My tutorials are no longer available on their website.

During my time as the Web Editor for my university's student newspaper, The Oswegonian, I wrote a few articles in order to cover topics I had more expertise in or to which I could add a personal touch, a list of which can be found here:


  • Microsoft 365
  • Bash
  • Docker
  • Virtual Machines
  • Networking
    • IPv4 & IPv6
    • DNS
    • VLANs
    • Firewalls
    • pfSense
  • CloudFlare
  • Let's Encrypt
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Elastic Beanstalk (EB)
    • CloudFront
    • Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Lambda
    • Route 53
  • PDQ
    • Deploy
    • Inventory
  • System Engineering
  • Technical Support
  • Ticketing Systems
  • Project Management
  • Team Building & Management
  • Budgeting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Philosophy & Logic
  • Synology
  • Mosyle
  • Addigy
  • Proxmox
  • Homelab
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)
  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP 5, 7, and 8
  • Javascript
  • Bootstrap
  • Python
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • AV (Audiovisual)
  • Crestron
  • IP Audio & Video
    • Dante by Audinate
    • NDI by Newtek
    • Crestron NVX
  • Video Production
  • Livestreaming
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Google Analytics
  • Newsletter Creation
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Premiere Pro
    • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office