Christopher Nielsen came from a multi-faceted background in the entertainment industry as an award-winning drummer, composer, and producer of television programing and festivals. In 2000 he made a significant career shift and applied his talents to supporting a Government contractor in RI building award winning multimedia for training materials that were integrated into combat control systems for the Navy Submarine fleet. He managed a team that supported development on multimillion dollar projects and won the prestigious Act CMMI achievement award for their work supporting the Australian Navy Fleet. He lead process improvement initiatives for the company and was a member of the companies Business development and Quality Control teams for their ISO programs.
In 2006 after leaving the realm of government contracting, he founded CNP Integrations, with a passion for open source technologies and began working with the Joomla CMS in its early days. CNP Integrations has evolved into a development, training, and support company specializing in Joomla CMS. Christopher is an active blogger, and he and his team members actively support the Joomla project. He has been a presenter at JoomlaDay Chicago, JoomlaDay North Carolina, Joomla Day Boston and the 2012 & 2013 Joomla World Conferences. Chris lives in rural Massachusetts where he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.