This is the website of Chris Beams. I’m a software developer focused on Bitcoin, privacy and individual freedom. I’m best known for my work on the Spring Java application development framework and the Bisq peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange network. I also wrote a widely-referenced article on how to write a Git commit message. I enjoy delivering technical talks and have been a guest on a number of Bitcoin-related podcasts. You can get in touch with me via the contact links on this page.