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 simply the best, most helpful person I have ever worked with. He dealt with all tasks completely and absolutely, going out of his way. He kept me informed at every stage and also pitched in with additional advice outside the scope of these tasks. Thank you so much, Derrick!
Derrick is very knowledgeable about a lot of things, but maybe not the best fit for my project request (thus our call was very long)-I am very appreciative that he decided to take my call!!--the the first person dropped me and he also gave concessions. With this being said I received a lot of information - which I now have to do a ton more research. I also now have a great resource for very technical issues in the future. Thank you!!
Awesome work - efficient, knowledgable, responsive. Great communication and resolved issues quickly and cost-effectively. Would strongly recommend!
Derrick was excellent. He solved the issue quickly, Kept me informed throughout the process and offered additional advice regarding some other issues he noticed with my site. He did a great job and I will hire him again.
Derrick was very helpful and honest.
He went above and beyond to help me find the source of my issues and made several great recommendations to improve my site. Well done!
Disappointed to spend over $200 to learn what we already knew :( With the prospect of open ended costs on finding the resolution.
Derrick is fast and knowleadgeble
Derrick was very clear in explaining his recommendations, and next steps as the work unfolded. I felt informed at every step, and I felt in control of the decisions regarding my site. What a good experience.
Derrick is an all-star