My name is Chris Wright and I'm a 24 year old from the UK who has been working as a technical support analyst for various IT support businesses for the last 7 years. I've also always had an interest in software development - both of my parents were programmers so perhaps that has something to do with it. A few years ago I started learning Visual Basic .NET in my spare time and with the help of lots of books, websites, and the helpful people at vbforums.com, I progressed to the point where I was able to make applications that helped me in my job as an IT systems admin.
I started off just making simple programs that only served a very specific purpose but I realised that other IT Professionals might still find these apps useful, so after a while I started posting some of them on my blog. You can find a lot of these programs on the Software page of this website under the heading "Old Software", so feel free to take a look and download anything that looks like it might be useful. I also started making some .NET code libraries to help other .NET developers provide certain functionality in their software - in fact some of the older and more simple applications available on this website are just spruced up demo applications that I made to demonstrate what some of my code libraries could do. If there are any .NET developers reading this, you might find some useful code examples and libraries (including my .NET Windows API Library) on my blog.
After a while I decided I wanted to make more than just simple little applications though, as I had enough VB.NET knowledge for me to be able to make more sophisticated software that would be more useful to other IT Pros. So this website was created and I began to develop larger and more complex programs that would hopefully help fellow IT Pros out, and I've tried to always make them as user friendly as possible - just because we are IT admins doesn't mean we should have to spend hours figuring out how to use complicated command lines, manually editing config files, or looking things up on the internet just to accomplish something simple. So all of my software is created with this in mind, and the large number of emails I've received over the last year thanking me for the simplicity and ease of use for various apps I've made is great encouragement to continue with this philosophy.
I'm also a recognised Microsoft Community Contributor, as I often help out other IT Pros and .NET developers in forums and online communities.
UPDATE (DECEMBER 2012): I've now quit my job as an IT Professional so that I can concentrate on developing the software on this website, so hopefully I will have lots of new applications and updates for you soon. Cjwdev is also now a registered limited company, and the required company registration details can be found on the Contact page here