Christopher Stoll, MSCS

Chris has a Masters of Science in Computer Science from The University of Akron; his thesis explored novel applications of well understood computer vision algorithms ("Text Line Extraction Using Seam Carving"). In addition to mathematically proving his thesis, he also implemented it as a mobile application which could run in near real time. Chris blends deep computer science knowledge with over twelve years of software engineering experience. He architects quality software solutions which are technically sound, economically efficient, and environmentally conscious. The values Chris holds have influenced the mission of his company, Rusty Patched Software.

Chris started his software engineering career as an SAP ABAP developer for a large international automotive supplier. Wanting to have greater control over the efficiency of the systems he created, Chris moved into web application development, bringing with him lessons learned from following lean manufacturing practices. He moved from creating monolithic applications written in Python, PHP, and Ruby to building modern Javascript applications based upon React, Node, and Express. Currently, he prefers to write functional web application code with Elixir and Phoenix. Lately, Chris has spent the majority of his time creating predictive systems using Tensorflow.

Not only is Chris a technical leader, he is also a leader in his community. He is dedicated to giving back to the greater Akron, Ohio area. Chris volunteers with the local Rotary club (Club President, 2018-2019), is on the local YMCA advisory board (2018-present), and volunteers with local Boy Scout Troops.

When he is not working or volunteering, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends. They enjoy backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, and soccer. When time allows, he also pursues his own hobbies of brewing (mead making), reading, and playing the violin.