I am a PHP developer, system administrator, and overall jack-of-all-trades engineer. I have over 10 years experience combined in numerous languages, platforms, and technologies.
I have special experience in automation, game development, web hosting/vps hosting/cloud, and web scraping. I have been in the hosting sector for over 5 years and know every major system there is outside of windows.
Specific to WordPress I have special experience with the Pods plugin, W3TC (caching), WP-Rocket (caching and minify), and I prefer using roots.io for building themes from scratch as it uses proper tools like grunt, frameworks like bootstrap, and languages like SASS. I have personally been a contributor and bounty hunter for pods for over 6 months and use it for every site I can.
However even if I do not have extensive or any prior experience to your plugin or theme, I am a very quick learner and will have no issues resolving or building anything you require.
The one thing I unfortunately can not take on is any design work. If you give a mock-up or a visual reference, I can create it in most cases. I can also fix UI’s if there is an issue and do minor changes, and sometimes even major. But the heart of my skill set lies in engineering as a backend engineer despite being a full stack engineer.
What I do is my passion and I take pride in doing it properly. I have been a developer and learning since I was 10 and I have never stopped. I love learning and most importantly I love and thrive on a challenge to learn more.
You may view my past work below
Derrick is patient and understanding that I'm not coding or knowledgeable on the various programs needed for my project, yet took the time to educate me on the recommendations and the reasons why A is better than B so we have a straight path to reach the big picture of the project.
I have used Derrick for a few projects. His work is terrific. I recommend him and would use him again
Very fair and responsive. Will hire him again for future jobs
Derrick services as are described. In just 5 hours he managed to solve one year problems on my site. He is the guy you want for your project: talented and focus on your problem. I will continue to work with him for the next projects. I dont have to look anywhere else, because he is professional and knows his business He is a PC Freak :)
Super fast turnaround time, easy to work with. Thank you!
Derrick was fast, knowledgeable, professional, and got our server migration and reconfiguration done from top to bottom. Excellent work, highly recommended!
Really enjoy working with Derrick. He's prompt, professional, and incredibly knowledgable.
I worked with many developers, Fiver's, etc. Now I see the difference. I can recommend Derrick to everyone looking for quality, knowledge, superb communication, and experience. Thanks Derrick!
Derrick was very communicative and worked with several of our developers to ensure this project went smoothly. He was very open from the scoping phrase and onward about what was realistic within the confines of the scope we'd requested and his estimates were on target. We're very pleased with the outcome of the work he performed on our site.