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Chris Simon

Helping early/growth startups realise their vision.

Chris is the technical co-founder of, the business that brought Australian Fintech success stories and (Recently acquired by NAB) to market.

Flexischools was launched in 2008, and today helps hundreds of thousands of Australian families engage with their school communities. In 2015, LanternPay was launched to tackle the emerging challenges in the consumer directed care sector, particularly the NDIS and other public healthcare insurance schemes.

Since 2021 he has been providing training & consulting through Dev Cycles Technology Advisory ( at both the strategic CTO-level and the practical hands on software engineering level.

To support teams practicing Domain Driven Design, he recently launched an open-source IDE extension called Contextive ( to help with common communication challenges between developers and the broader organisation.

Talks and workshops