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Thomas Tran

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since December 31, 2015
Tom has over six years of web development experience, ranging from being the first engineer at a business analytics company to building highly scalable and secure games at Zynga, including one that supported 9 million daily active users. He is completely self-reliant and self-motivated; you can count on him to handle everything including spec review, level-of-effort estimation, architecting, developing, and even deployment. Click to continue

Nhan Dang

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since April 5, 2015
Nhan is an engineer and entrepreneur, currently founding member and head of engineering at SeeSpace, Ltd.. He was the brains behind InAiR TV as well as having served as CTO for a crowdfunding platform and a Zappo's clone in Vietnam. Apart from being a great coder, Nhan is also a top-tier designer with a great sense for product. His skill set has made him suitable for any kind of work, from low-level high-performance codes to UI-centric apps. Click to continue

Andreas "Rayo" Kniep

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since March 26, 2015
Rayo has worked in the software industry since 1999, but his passion for writing software began when he started developing computer games at age 13. He has taught Theoretical Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin before successfully co-founding Linklift, a company in the SEO-space. He is a fullstack developer with back-end focus who loves to implement systems and constantly fine-tune his programming and architectural skills. Click to continue

Alexey Rastaturin

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since April 19, 2015
Alexey is a strongly self-motivated, open-minded software developer focused mainly on back-end and mobile development. He loves to make clear, scalable, well-documented, and tested code. He is strong in math and algorithms. Click to continue

Benjamin Knight

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since November 13, 2014
Benjamin is a web designer and developer with experience across the web stack beginning in his early teens before web standards. He codes with an eye towards providing a quality user experience and interaction, and enjoys making creative decisions. He loves Python and JavaScript (the good parts) and has worked in a variety of environments, from a large engineering team to a smaller startup and independent freelance work. Click to continue

Randy Hommel

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since December 16, 2013
Randy is a seasoned developer and entrepreneur specializing in PHP, MySQL, and C/C++. He lives in Sacramento, California with his wife of 4 years and 14 month-old twins (boy and girl). He works from home and likes enjoying time with his family. He has a proven record of creating successful web solutions. Click to continue

Christopher R. Wirz

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since March 22, 2013
Christopher is a strong believer in abstraction, making all components communicate, from the database to the UI. He's created several plug-ins for desktop applications, but his real passion is working on great APIs to deliver content for the browser and desktop applications alike. Click to continue

Shawn Conn

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since May 24, 2016
Shawn is a freelance web developer and consultant from Seattle who works primarily with the Drupal CMS and the LAMP stack. He's built websites, APIs, and more for a variety of online locations, and he is very efficient in his communications. Click to continue

Tiago Lopes

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since January 4, 2013
Tiago is a talented, experienced iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developer specializing in great UX and architecture. He is great at leading teams and training developers, and several of his apps now have millions of users. Click to continue

David Rothschild

Freelance PHP Developer at Toptal since October 4, 2015
Dave has 15 years of experience building web applications, including full-stack development. He has a passion for code and an entrepreneurial spirit. He has worked in all kinds of teams, and is particularly drawn to startups and new ideas. Click to continue
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CEO @ Book Swap
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