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Chris

Soft-Designs, Inc. - Digital Talent Producer -

Chris Thomas is the founder of SoftArt.club, and leads the coding team for Soft-Designs, Inc.  He is a Software Engineer and Artist with 20+ years of professional software coding experience.  He has written software since age 9, and started professional software contracts at age 13.  He has traveled the globe, with extensive experience in mainland China where he was based for a decade.  He also studies Chinese language, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Piano.  In addition, he practices Martial Arts, and combines physical training with scholarly philosophy.

Chris does not consider himself a software "teacher", instead he passionately studies poetry of code:
"The Eternal Student - Never stops learning"

He has developed software for countless clients in University, US Government, and Fortune 500 firms such as:

- Wells Fargo Bank - ranked 7th on the Forbes Magazine Global 2000 list of largest public companies in the world.

- UNC Gillings School of Public Health under Dr. Kerry Kilpatrick, PhD - UNC School of Public Health, holds a unique position among the top-tiered public health schools in the United States.

Cargill, Incorporated - American privately held global corporation founded in 1865, previously ranked as the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue.

- Sylvan Learning, Inc. - Founded 39 years ago, Sylvan consists of franchised and corporate supplemental learning centers which provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, homework support, and test preparation for college entrance and state exams.

Additionally, Chris built SoftNet Code Enforcement Platform which has powered NC City Governments for over two decades, including cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, and High Point. 
SoftNet Client Testimonials:

- City of Durham:

  • "Customer service second to none."
  • "Software easily usable by the end user."
  • "Software reduces training time due to the structured design, allowing faster implementation at production and when new inspectors are employed."
  • "Soft-Designs completes testing and upgrades via on-line meeting sessions without impacting production operations."

- City of Greensboro:

  • "Extremely pleased with Soft-Designs experience."
  • "The only vendor or one of a few vendors that delivered a product that worked without DTF programming intervention."
  • "Excellent customer service over the last ten years."

- City of Raleigh:

  • "Soft-Designs has exceeded expectations."
  • "When contacted, Soft-Designs responds quickly."
  • "Great vendor."

As an aside, Chris is a professional musician who has performed internationally, and is also very proud to say that his first piano was purchased in China, and was given as a personal gift, and resides in the audio studio of legendary China software empire - Tencent, Inc. -  who makes the "WeChat" App.   Tencent is the world's biggest investment corporation, one of the worlds largest Internet and technology companies, and the largest and most valuable gaming (Tencent Games) and social media company.  WeChat App - is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent, and was one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps by monthly active users, with over 1 billion monthly active users.

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