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Senior PHP Freelancing Web Developer

I am a senior PHP freelance/contractor web developer living in Melbourne with 12 years commercial experience. I have been working in digital agencies around Melbourne since early 2007 and in partnership ran a web development and hosting business on the Sunshine Coast for five years. I am enthusiastic, reliable and live close to the CBD.

I am open to all kinds of PHP and web work but prefer working with the Yii Framework so if you’re an agency in Melbourne looking for a Yii developer I want to hear from you.

My skills include the following:

  • PHP5 (strong OOP)
  • MySQL
  • Redis database
  • SOAP
  • XML
  • HTML5 / CSS
  • Javascript and jQuery/ajax
  • Linux/FreeBSD system administration (server & workstation)
  • Apache/Nginx web servers
  • Bash shell scripting
  • Ansible server configuration management
  • Vagrant VM development environments

Frameworks I’ve previously worked with include:

  • Zend
  • Drupal
  • CodeIgniter
  • Yii
  • Other inhouse frameworks

More general skills include:

  • Great problem solving skills
  • Plan and estimate on jobs
  • Very strong written and and general communication skills
  • Communicate with BAs and clients

Conferences/conventions I’ve attended:

  • OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) – Melbourne, Australia – 2010
  • OSCON (Open Source Convention) – Portland, Oregon, United States – 2012 & 2014
  • DEFCON – (Internet/web security) – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – 2012 & 2014
  • RUXCON – (Internet/web security) – Melbourne, Australia – 2012 & 2014

Some websites I have worked on include:

Preferred development environment:

My Linux laptop is set-up as a development server so I can get started on projects with minimal time and fuss. If you think you could use my skills and experience feel free to contact me at damien {at} doublehops(.)com.