I can develop your idea or product.
I am a freelance web and application developer.
I have several years of experience with Django having been an early adopter.
I have proven ability to quickly pick up existing projects and new technologies.
I am a British citizen and am currently living in Jyväskylä, Finland.
I have been building web applications for over 10 years.
I have used a variety of tools starting with MySQL and PHP and moving onto Django which is still my framework of choice.
Having developed toy compilers and designed toy CPUs, I am well placed to solve tricky bugs, quickly identify performance problems and pick up new tools including proprietary and internal ones.
Holistic care is… well, holistic. As such in encompasses everything from care about code quality and automated testing to care about end-user experience to careful consideration of your project's needs and how different solutions might match up to one another. For example the requirements of a functional prototype or new project differ from the requirements of a mature product. Ultimately, holistic care is the application of a pragmatic engineering mindset to the whole of a project.
Wolf & Badger is a luxury designer fashion concept store. As well as two physical locations they have an online store.
I was brought onto this project as the sole full-time developer was leaving. Infoserve wanted to expand their business to include full service web and email hosting with user experience as a priority. While design work including a prototype of the front end had been completed, there were a number of backend integration issues to be dealt with.
The service was to be built around WHMCS, a product which takes care of most of the tasks involved in selling shared hosting, including provisioning, account management and billing.
I picked up the project quickly and identified that integrating Infoserve's back end user sessions with WHMCS's was a central unsolved question. WHMCS is proprietary software and did not have a documented API sufficient to achieve this task. I was able to reverse engineer parts of WHMCS internal API. After this was completed I was able to move the project towards a functional prototype which was essential to further understanding Infoserve's needs.
Other work undertaken includes:
Technology on the frontend included JQuery, Require.js, Lodash and Twig.js. On the backend PHP, SQLite and Silex were used.
I set up and administrated an Ubuntu Linode VPS running Nginx and Uwsgi, including writing Fabric deployment scripts and setting up and incremental backup system with AWS S3.