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 has been very helpful with this project and is clearly very knowledgeable in what he does. Very good at communicating throughout the project.
Derrick did everything that was asked of him and accomplished it quickly. He was very knowledgeable and communication was quick and easy.
He was/is great to work with--very knowledgeable and patient!
Because I can’t give six stars, especially for Responsiveness.
Nice to work with, clear and concise on solution.
Great communication and knowledge.
Derrick is very knowledgable and informative. I found him to be easy to work with, he gave solid advice, and pointed out issues for our site that I needed to address. I would highly recommend him!!!
He's da bomb