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
* (NSFW) http://affect3d.com
Derrick really knows his stuff -- a real pro.
Thanks for your help Derrick. Very informative and quick to respond - I loved that you were sitting there working on it and talking to me about it. Absolutely great help.
appreciate his work - he made my sites FASTER!! and streamlined all the back end stuff that was weighing it down. After spending thousands on website development, finally the glitches are gone.
Derrick is amazing, achieved beyond what I thought to be achievable, and went above and beyond to do so. I get the impression that he is as fastidious about his own technical standards, as he is about his clients' outcomes.
Derrick was very knowledgable and was willing to explain the steps he took to fix my website. This is more valuable than any quick fix. He also went out of this way to make other recommendations about hosting. I will definitely be coming back for future help.
Top man !
Derrick has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to optimization and it really shows in his work.
After attempting on my own to improve my page load speed on my Wordpress blog, I knew I was in way over my knowledge base. Derrick was fabulous to work with and answered every question I had along the way. He was patient with me as I had a lot of travel right after he took on this job and I wasn't always available. He took my load speed from 22 seconds to 3 seconds. I recommend him with absolutely no reservations.