Chris Henrick is a creative technologist and educator who currently lives in Oakland, California and who’s work spans the domains of web development, data visualization, Geographic Information Systems, and cartographic design. Most recently he has worked as a lecturer for the University of California’s School of Information; a full stack web developer for GreenInfo Network, a non-profit GIS and cartography shop; and as a design technologist for Stamen Design, an internationally renowned data visualization and web cartography design studio.
Chris is an alum of the Parsons MFA Design and Technology program at the New School in New York City. His thesis at MFA DT was a web app he conceptualized and coded called Am I Rent Stabilized? that seeks to solve the problem of NYC landlords lying to tenants about rent-stabilization and illegally deregulating rent-stabilized apartments. You can learn more about it in an article he wrote for Urban Omnibus.
When not at work Chris enjoys bicycling, hiking, Iyengar Yoga, and playing percussion. Outside of his day to day work, he has assisted with organizing and facilitating Maptime, a community of professionals dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space to educate non-experts about GIS, cartography, and interactive web mapping, free of charge.