Formal Bio

G. Christopher (Chris) Schabel is the owner and CEO of GChristopher Design in San Antonio, Texas. He studied foreign affairs and economics in Europe and received a BA from UTSA in Political Science and Economics (dual major).
He currently works at Frost Bank developing client/server applications for several internal lines of business. His responsibilities include web and application development, and application security. He monitors static and dynamic scans, and works to mitigate vulnerability results. He performs security assessments of internal applications, and creates methods to secure information more effectively.
Prior to his work at Frost Bank, he worked at USAA as a web producer ensuring usaa.com was 508 and ADA compliant. This consisted of conducting usability studies with the Lighthouse for the Blind, performing quality assurance testing during development and production validation. He also reviewed and performed system testing, prioritizing defects and findings. As a specialist in ADA, 508, and WCAG compliance, he has extensive knowledge in accessibility related technologies and development techniques. At USAA he was instrumental in identifying accessibility challenges on usaa.com, identifying links and coding global solutions to make usaa.com more accessible to 20% of USAA members. He also conducted training of off-shore personnel, developing a curriculum that increased evaluation effectiveness and accuracy by 60%.
Chris has extensive experience in both graphic design, and web development. In graphic design he works with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, InDesign, Lightroom, and After Effects. His coding knowledge and expertise includes XML, HTML, CSS, XSL, XSLT, NodeJS, Angular, Ionic, XPath, regX, Typescript, JavaScript, jQuery, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, and DOM events.
He is also familiar with PHP, ASP, JSP, APACHE, SQL, ASP and .NET. His extensive knowledge in frameworks include Salesforce, SharePoint, Angular, Entity, React, and Google Material. He has also obtained a variety of certifications including DoD Information Management, RDP CONOPS, RDP JCIDS, HIPAA, and also obtained an ADP2  Security Clearance.
Chris has experience in project management, using both waterfall and agile methodologies. He has managed development teams consisting of up to 15 employees. Working for the DoD he developed proposal content, consulting with colleagues to explain technical details in laymen’s terms. He designed and published the Military Health System Enterprise Architecture (MHS EA) web application requiring knowledge in data modeling, and the DoD and Zachman architecture frameworks.