01 Sep 2020

Christopher MacDougald works at MacAulay-Brown, Inc. an Alion company as a Tools Developer III. Chris when not programming at his day job is seen in the classroom teaching the next generation of computer scientists or working as CEO of Factum Project LLC.

Chris began working with computers in middle school ultimately leading him to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at Tarleton State University - Central Texas in 2000, followed by his Masters of Science in Information Systems 9 months later in 2001. Since 2001 he has worked for The University of Texas at San Antonio, Direct Hit Data, Rackspace, SRI International, AT&T, and the Alamo Community College where his jobs have included Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Senior Linux Trainer, Research Engineer, and Adjunct Faculty. In his current role, Chris, designs, writes, and maintains software applications in support of communication based solutions. These duties combined with his background in problem solving, software design, system engineering, product generation, system automation, and training give Chris a unique ability to not only generate solutions but to also build and maintain them.

Previously Chris has written rain fall mapping software using near real time radar data, maintained and administrated medium sized networks, installed and administrated super computers, maintained departmental web sites, designed and built high availability web based applications for Fortune 500 companies, engineered and implemented an automated system maintenance solution, trained customers and employees on a variety of software and hardware topics, built an in-house equivalent to YouTube, designed a system to track SAS-70 compliance, and taught over 20+ years of college classes.

Chris lives in San Antonio, Texas with his two children. When not working or teaching, Chris likes to write software and build displays for companies and events out of LEGO.