Christopher Carlson


I'm Chris Carlson, a web developer and tech educator from Madison, Wisconsin. I am interested in business, technology and how we learn. I enjoy front-end web development because it combines the challenge of problem-solving with the creativity of design. When I'm not designing web sites and apps, I like to teach others what I know and I've been doing it formally since 2011. I've taught classes on a wide range of subjects including SharePoint, communication styles, career development, and growth mindset.

You can learn more about me by exploring the following sections:


2019 - Present

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Web Application Developer

  • Partnered with project stakeholders to identify and document business needs, project goals and requirements
  • Designed, developed and tested new web applications and scripts
  • Maintained RSP’s external and internal web pages and existing applications
  • Developed and ran custom database reports
  • Participated in the planning and supported execution of the first virtual Symposium for Research Administrators


SC Johnson

IT Learning & Development Manager

  • Led a team of consultants, instructional designers and vendor partners in the design, development, and implementation of learning solutions
  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to customize and deliver a class on Agile development
  • Defined technical competencies across global functions in partnership with domain subject matter experts
  • Facilitated classes on career development and communication
  • Conducted proof of concept and launched on-demand learning resources for SCJ employees in partnership with LinkedIn
  • Learning



Lead IT Learning & Development Consultant

  • Developed and facilitated instructor-led training courses on SharePoint
  • Provided ongoing SharePoint 2007 and 2010 support and guidance to Target team members over internal social media tools
  • Designed and developed in-person new hire orientation experience
  • Designed and developed a blended learning experience to support technology Proof of Concept (POC) projects
  • Designed and developed over 50 short training videos and 200 how-to articles on SharePoint and mobile app functionality
  • Designed and partnered with an overseas development team to develop eLearning modules on the flexible work
  • arrangement policy and vendor relationship management
  • Designed and developed an internal campaign to promote a stronger learning culture through growth mindset, continuous learning and learning behaviors
  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to execute vendor-led training solutions related to software development, testing, and infrastructure component management
  • Researched, setup, managed and promoted on-demand learning resources



HRIS Analyst II

  • System administrator for multiple Human Resource information systems including the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Talent Management System, Candidate Management System, Learning Management System, and SharePoint
  • Responsible for ongoing collection and reporting of key HR metrics for the division
  • Executed the annual performance management and merit processes for 1,500 hourly and salaried employees
  • Created and implemented a project plan for rollout of the SumTotal Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Developed training materials for new Learning Management System for administrator and end user roles




  • Designed and executed change management strategies for multiple system implementation projects at a wide variety of organizations from the financial industry, consumer goods industry, and government
  • Developed system training materials including outlines, participant guides, and job aids
  • Provided in-classroom system support during classroom training delivery
  • Managed training material review process with functional experts to ensure material quality




Web Developer Boot Camp


University of St. Thomas

Masters of Arts (MA) in Human Resource and Change Leadership


Bradley University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Computer Science

Knowledge & Skills

Human Resources

Learning & Development

Technology Tools and Systems

Web Development Languages and Frameworks