Christopher Cantrell

Software Engineer, Vertiv


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Christopher Cantrell is a right-brain creative writer combined with a left-brain analytical engineer. He prides himself in his ability to apply a large arsenal of collected software tidbits to implement creative program solutions. Mr. Cantrell has over 25 years of experience as a software developer and has authored many feature articles about exciting and educational embedded software and hardware projects in Circuit Cellar magazine. He has presented at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco twice.

In addition to earning a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Mr. Cantrell is a certified Java Developer and a Certified Ethical Hacker. He has taught undergraduate electrical engineering and computer science courses at the University of Alabama and has been an instructor with UAH Professional Development for 27 years.


  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Alabama
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Alabama


  • Software Development
  • C++ Programming
  • Java Programming
  • JavaScript
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Python Programming
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certified
  • Embedded Software

Recent Publications

  • C. Cantrell, "Giga-Bug: A Retro Game Revamp," Circuit Cellar, February 2021.

  • C. Cantrell, "iRobotCreate2 + Raspberry Pi = PiCreate," Servo Magazine, September 2018.

  • C. Cantrell, "Build a Pixel-Covered Top Hat," Circuit Cellar, May 2018.

  • C. Cantrell, "Declarative Finite State Machines," Circuit Cellar, July 2018.

  • C. Cantrell, "The Future of Wireless Technology," Circuit Cellar, May 2017.