Full Stack Development
I've been working with PHP for over 8 years now. Over the last couple years I've been working with Laravel 4 & 5 for most projects.
I have experience building a very wide range of applications, from a website-builder running > 400k websites from the same codebase/database with hundreds
of millions of records to automating account creation, ordering and check-out through various e-commerce platforms on the level of
thousands of purchases/accounts. Content creation, scraping, data extraction/normalization/organization. I designed, built and sold
access to a search engine search API that worked in real time, allowing synchronous scraping of search results from up to 8 search engines.
Over the years of working with contracting clients to develop software for their businesses I've also found that I end up doing
quite a bit of consulting on non-software specific aspects of their businesses. Many times I've been able to simplify workflows and
personel processes withing their company due to my exposure to them in the process of researching the software I've been contracted
Through various projects I have extensive experience automating various processes
ranging from sending emails to creating and interacting with accounts on web services.
My initial introduction to the web world was through affiliate marketing, more specifically...
I built thousands and thousands of cloaking websites to redirect traffic to my affiliate
offers. I was able to test various on-page and off-page SEO strategies across thousands of
domains with real google search traffic to find what worked best in each scenario. Basic
on-page optimizations are second nature, and I build projects with SEO best practices from
I have experience and am comfortable with the following technologies...
- AWS/Digital Ocean/Rackspace VMs
- Dedicated Servers
- Laravel 4 & 5
- Highcharts/D3 Charts
- HTML5 Boilerplate
- Amazon Product API
- Amazon Merchant API
- Twilio API
- Dropbox API
- AWS API
- PayPal API(s)
- Sendgrid API
- Mailchimp API
- Mailgun API
- Wordpress REST API
- WooCommerce API
- Stripe/Braintree API
- Custom API Wrappers
Things I'd love a reason to learn...
(I learn quickly, especially if I'm able to put the new technology in context with real-life models/requirements)