Ben Wright, WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom
Ben Wright

WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since October 11, 2019
Ben is an expert at developing custom WordPress themes and plugins. He's spent the past five years leading the builds of numerous websites and is capable of taking a project from the design stage to launch. Ben excels at creating blazing fast WordPress sites by optimizing them from the get-go with modern web development techniques.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Pretty Little Thing
    React Native, React, Mobile App Development, Jest, CI/CD Pipelines
  • Bluebox Digital
    jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm Database, Firebase, Storybook...
  • My PT Hub
    JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, TypeScript, Jest

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

GitHub, Visual Studio Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...product I've coded is an intelligent weight-lifting app. It uses a neural network to predict the perfomance of the user in each workout.

Employment

  • React Native Developer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Pretty Little Thing
    • Developed a greenfield marketplace app project for clothing reselling.
    • Created automated CI/CD workflows to make them suitable for a team of developers.
    • Oversaw the launch process, which saw 70 thousand users register in the first month.
    Technologies: React Native, React, Mobile App Development, Jest, CI/CD Pipelines
  • Full-stack Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Bluebox Digital
    • Developed an AI-driven weight lifting fitness app to guide users through their workout, providing them with suggestions on how to improve each week.
    • Created an app to discover authentic places to eat, drink, and shop—filtered by the things you love, captured by the people you trust.
    • Launched multiple React Native apps on the App Store and Google Play Store.
    • Developed a custom WordPress plugin to search car registration number plates with DVLA API to give the visitors suggestions for their car tires.
    Technologies: jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm Database, Firebase, Storybook, React, React Native, JavaScript
  • Mobile Developer

    2021 - 2021
    My PT Hub
    • Kickstarted component and end-to-end testing on the mobile app with the introduction of React Native Testing Library and Detox to reduce bugs.
    • Implemented a strategy for converting codebase from JavaScript to TypeScript to improve code quality and reduce bugs.
    • Tracked and fixed bugs from the Jira bug board and resolved long-standing code debt issues.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, TypeScript, Jest
  • Web Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Key Digital
    • Led the development of numerous websites for clients, taking a project from the design stage to launch.
    • Created easy-to-customize WordPress themes using ACF to make it easy for the client to add new pages to the site.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin to be used by IoT devices to grab data with an API using headless WordPress.
    • Achieving 90+ PageSpeed insights on the majority of web builds.
    • Created a rule-based recurring events plugin to reduce admin on the site and improve page speed.
    Technologies: cPanel, MySQL, Sass, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Cloud Developer

    2017 - 2018
    ProvenWorks
    • Handled the code migration of an app from Salesforce Classic to Salesforce Lightning.
    • Updated an old interface with a new, UX-focused interface using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Participated in company meetings to critique the design of upcoming products.
    Technologies: SOQL, Apex, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Salesforce

Experience

  • WordPress Build for Accent Technologies
    https://accent-technologies.com/

    Handled the custom rebuild of a WordPress site. I was responsible for the front-end and back-end development to create a completely bespoke theme. A key objective of the site was to have a fast page speed which was achieved successfully, ranking over 90 in Google PageSpeed Insights.

Skills

  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Jest
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, WordPress API, jQuery
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PhpMyAdmin, Jira, Git, GitHub, Gutenberg Editor
  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, TypeScript
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress, cPanel, Visual Studio Code, Firebase, Salesforce, Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud)
  • Storage

    MySQL, Realm Database
  • Other

    Site Speed Optimization, Mobile App Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Gatsby, Software Development, Computer Science
  • Paradigms

    Agile

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2019
    University of Reading - Reading, United Kingdom
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology
    2014 - 2016
    Queen Elizabeth's School - United Kingdom

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