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.
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Derrick is wonderful. Patient, careful, experienced, and great to work with. If you don't understand things, he takes the time to explain them so you actually know what is being done. I always choose Derrick for my projects. I choose Derrick whenever possible. Thank you!
Derrick was fast, knowledgeable, and was able to resolve issues that came up or could have come up during this process. Highly recommended!
Very very knowledgable, thanks so much for the consultation!
Because he earned it. He earns it every time.
because he's good. Because he helps. Because he put up with me. That's a major biggie.
Derrick is the best person I've worked with for speed optimization. I own an agency and he is a developer's developer and an invaluable resource if you have something that is particularly tricky. That said, even if you have something simple, then why not have one of the best in the business do it faster and better.
very diligent and patient.
Fast and professional
Derrick is such an experienced developers, he migrated my blog between two servers and setup everything as needed seamlessly. He is pretty responsive too and helped me with my most basic answers.
Derrick was very thorough and knowledgeable. I would love to work with him again.