Full stack web developer
I am a Melbourne based web developer.
I have 14 years experience spanning across many industries.
I have used PHP and Node.js to develop custom APIs for large scale websites, applications and Facebook games.
Keeping up with the latest trends with HTML and CSS is important to me. I am able to make responsive cross-browser designs using clean CSS3 (LESS/SASS) and HTML.
By utilising the front end tech, such as AngularJS, React & Redux I am able to make robust, testable and responsive web apps.
I build Products for the web
I am experienced with working in a team environment on large scale
web sites that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.
I am experienced working in a team environment on large scale web sites and applications that demand efficient and well organised code.
Testable, concise and reusable code to develop world class web sites and apps.
I have developed customised FB Apps and Games, that have taken advantage of the many social sharing and interaction functions.
If you are looking for a new website or have an idea that you would like to explore, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
I have over 14 years of experience, with 11 of these working as a professional web developer (front & backend). In this time I have built up a strong skill set, good work ethic and a keen eye for design.
I specialise in fullstack web application development, using such technologies as: Node.js, AngularJS, React, Redux, PHP and HTML/CSS.
I am experienced with working in a team environment on large scale web sites that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.
Languages / Technologies: Node.js, AngularJS, React, Redux, PHP, SQL (MySQL/NoSQL), HTML 5, CSS3, Sass/LESS, Webpack/Gulp, NPM/Bower, Karma/Sinon, Groovy/Geb.
Software / API: MVC Frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP), Facebook API, Wordpress, Nginx/Apache, Amazon Web Services, Git, RESTful Web Services, Photoshop
Business: Agile methodology, Sprint planning, Kanban, JIRA, Common design patterns, Good programming practices, W3C Standards (valid HTML & CSS), Documentation of code
For a full list of my skills, please take a look at the services I offer.
Working closely with Dyson research scientists to architect and develop a market research tool.
Tech stack: React, Redux, Laravel (PHP 7) for the RESTful API, PHPUnit, MySQL, Vagrant
Various algorithms used to perform analysis on the data needed to be implemented in an efficient and testable manner.
Also responsibile for setting up and deploying the application to a scable server environment.
Cofounder and lead developer of a flight search engine that allows customers to book flights online and pay for them in monthly instalments.
Tech stack: React, Redux, ES6, Webpack, PHP 7 (Laravel), MySQL, Travelport GDS.
Also involved in running the business, marketing strategies, UX design and pitching.
Involved in developing the frontend of a multi territory and device content management system, used to serve content to millions of daily users.
Tech stack: Angular 1.5, Redux, ES6, Webpack, Karma, Protractor, Kanban, JIRA, QA.
Worked closely with Java developers, business analysts, QA team and the stake holders in an angile environment.
Working as senior front-end developer on various projects for Samsung and ExxonMobil.
Using the latest technologies and skills available to build responsive websites, applications and phone apps. Some of these technologies include AngularJs, Yeoman, HTML5, CSS3, Grunt, Node.js and others.
Helping to develop a full stack AngularJS application, using technologies such as: Bower, SASS, NPM and Grunt.
"Ben was able to help instantly with the development of an AngularJS application we were making. He has a good understanding of web applications, user experience and he communicates well." - JW Buitenhuis, Lead Developer
JOEY Restaurants has over 50 locations around USA and Canada.
I was the lead developer on the creation of a full stack AngularJS and Wordpress based website developed for both mobile and desktop.
Learn more about the project.
Working with a small team of developers, a production crew and HP management and technical personel, I helped develop a web casting platform that allowed HP to host high level, private events with CIO's from other global companies.
The system used many different technologies such as, PHP 5, MySQL, CodeIgniter, FuelCMS, Google Charts and FlowPlayer. You can read more about how the technologies were used.
I worked in London for 6 months as a freelance developer on various projects.
One of the projects was a Wordpress website for Equicare Health, which included many custom plugins and a responsive design. You can learn more about this project.
I spent 6 months persuing a childhook dream of working with Great White Sharks. I managed to get a position at Oceans Research (a research centre in South Africa), learning boat handling, research techniques and studying Great White Sharks as well as other marine life.
As a Field Specialist I was responsible for the organisation, safety and education of up to 24 internship students at a time.
While skipping our 29ft boat the safety of the crew and interns was paramount. I had to ensure that my instructions were followed at all times.
One of my jobs was dissection, this is where I would teach the students about the anatomy of a shark by showing them the proper way to dissect and measure each internal organ.
Somethin' Else is a content design and creation company making things millions of people watch, listen to and play with every day.
For this 3 month contract I developed an HTML 5 interactive poem archive for the Queens Jubilee. It uses the latest in front end technology including many HTML5 elements. You can take a look at the project.
As a lead web developer at Screenpop (a FremantleMedia company) I worked on the development of some exciting Facebook games.
I was responsible for the design and development of Facebook apps and worked closely with all members of our team, which included other developers, designers, server admin and the TV production team.
My primary role as the lead developer was the design and development of a custom PHP framework and Content Management System.
As well as hands on development, I was responsible for managing a team of 3 developers, dealing with clients to understand their requirements, creating HTML & CSS templates, development of various web apps for in-house and client use and consulting on projects.
For my full employment history, please view my LinkedIn Profile.
I obtained my Bachelor of Computer Science from Murdoch University with a minor in Internet Computing.
I also received the McGraw Hill Prize for best second year Internet Multimedia Project.
I obtained my certificate 3 & 4 in Web Development from Central TAFE, WA.
I graduated Year 12 at Willetton Senior High School, Western Australia.
References are available upon request.
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