A seven year old boy got to see the place where his Father worked and became fascinated with the inner workings of the Data Processing room at the local University.
There were very clean air-conditioned rooms full of large fridge like machines with flashing lights, rotating tapes, cylindrical drums and contraptions that sucked in boxes of small cards with holes in them - and then zipped them through themselves.
Printed lined paper spewed out of other machines into great heavy piles. On a later visit he got to do something he'd never heard of - play a game of Star Trek. It was like being in the future!
It wasn't until a few years later and computers became much smaller that he learned you could make them do something fun by writing programs yourself.
This was life-changing for someone who had always been fascinated with science and technology and making models.
That boy was me (Chris) and those experiences are what lead me to study Computer Science. I wanted to learn how to share this with other people so also did business and marketing. Connecting people with technology is why I chose to get into Product Management.
On the way I developed a deep love for coffee, grew to love the way fitness helped rebalance long hours of working at a desk, became addicted to golf - and realised that I needed to get closer to the end-user to feel truly satisfied.
Flag19 was born in 2014 as a vehicle for my app development business, freelance work and now fitness and websites.
Flag19 makes technology work for you and your business
T E A M
Christopher M (Chris) Hansen
Business and Product Development
I love building things that use a bit of science and technology to connect people with their passions and make their lives or their customers lives easier and more fun. I also love helping people learn how to do stuff to help themselves get fitter, stronger and be more productive.
My life-long passion is learning about anything that helps us get better at what we love doing.
Service and Support
I love finding out what inspires people to do what they do on a daily basis and thrive on finding out what we can do to help them get to where they want to go.
My passions are all connected with people - travel, food, performing arts and family.
Design and Development
I love solving problems especially ones that help to make life easier and more fun. My passion is gaming technology and what I love about it is being able to create new and exciting experiences that people will remember and talk about. I'm currently studying software engineering, computer graphics and design.