DeskLodger of the Month - Bristol - October

Jamie Ellis
October 11, 2018
DeskLodger of the Month - Bristol - October

    Chris Lock  - a Freelance Application Developer
    Meet Chris, who is a hotdesker at DeskLodge. Chris likes to play board games, is an improv performer, a writer and is a self confessed Geek!


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What do you do as an Application Developer?
    I mostly work on contracts for companies who need help with whatever their current goal is. I do this mostly with web technologies like PHP and Javascript. Currently, I'm working for a Financial Tech company based near Frome, who are currently integrating their tech with a much larger firm who allow me to work remotely from time to time.
What's your favourite thing about your job?
    It allows me to be creative and satisfies my engineering biased mind. Being a contractor I also get a lot of flexibility, but with that comes the uncertainty of having a job for any length of time.
What's your favourite thing about DeskLodge?
    It gives me a space that I can have no distractions and just get on with stuff. The people who run the place are awesome, they have tea and are based 15 minutes cycle from my house. I've been coming here since 2016.
    What do you like to do in your spare time?  
    Quite a bit...
    I write articles for a website GeekOutSW that is also a meetup group. They meet once a month, play board games and basically get to "Geek Out" amongst other geeks. No judgement, no expectations, just a safe space for geeks to be geeks.
    I am an active member of the Bristol Improv scene and you might also see me doing random poetry nights and generally trying to get on stage.
    I  love board games! I write reviews about them and I'm actually trying to design a card game with a friend of mine.
    My new project is due to launch (officially) at the end of September 2018. I am starting a Podcast called Rough Sketch the aim is to merge the world of Improv and the Artist sketchbook together and ask artists to create something with someone who can't draw.
    Trick or Treat?
    Can't I have both?
    Thanks Chris, good luck with the new project!