Coulter Peterson, WordPress Developer in Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Coulter Peterson

WordPress Developer in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Member since October 8, 2020
Coulter is the owner and CTO of a Canadian software company and has a passion for WordPress and thus enjoys serving clients one-on-one. He's been involved in innovative web startups that now serve over 2,000 users and has worked with corporations, charities, and small businesses.
Coulter is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

G Suite, Bitbucket, Ubuntu Linux, Local by Flywheel, Git, Visual Studio Code, Skype, Slack, MacOS, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've created was a complete social network for a client using WordPress, and its iPhone app is downloadable from the Apple App Store right now.

Employment

  • Full-stack Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Freelancer for Flywheel (Now WP Engine)
    • Built the Broken Link Checker functionality into the local platform, which allows users to scan for broken links on their WordPress websites before they make their website live on a server.
    • Helped test and build libraries alongside the local team to improve community involvement in projects.
    • Participated in weekly standups via Zoom and tracked all progress in Asana.
    Technologies: Electron, React, Node.js, WordPress, PHP
  • CTO and Founder

    2017 - PRESENT
    Maplespace Inc.
    • Developed a social media platform using WordPress, and its iPhone app has been available in the App Store since 2018. The platform is able to handle hundreds of users in its current version and many more on a larger server.
    • Handled project management using Trello as the central communication and reporting tool.
    • Oversaw the development of a new client startup and assisted with the WordPress-based tasks. Overall efforts resulted in over $100,000 of pre-sale revenue for the startup before the product was even fully live.
    • Set up all Google accounts and integrations, while assisting clients with their own G Suite setups and integrations.
    • Built an interactive startup for a client using PHP, which made calculations from a large database of cars to make comparisons on the fastest vehicle for the price of the car, and then provided a local Craigslist link for each vehicle.
    • Built a custom affiliate plugin for WordPress, which is currently available for free to anyone on the central WordPress codex. It currently has a 5-star review.
    Technologies: PHP, React, JavaScript, WordPress
  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - 2019
    Freelancer for Aspen Grove Studios
    • Took over development of WordPress plugins that extended Divi theme's features, which required the use of both PHP and React in a single environment.
    • Tracked bugs and progress in GitLab. Also kept the team up-to-date via Slack.
    • Tested plugins I developed using the local tool on my Mac prior to pushing to the rest of the team via Git.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, WordPress
  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2018 - 2019
    FirstPage Marketing
    • Migrated a custom back end from Microsoft Access 2003 to use modern WordPress 5+ and MySQL. Converted all custom functions and migrated them into the newly-designed site.
    • Created a custom customer reviews platform with PHP, complete with an admin dashboard. This made it easier for businesses to get reviews from clients for their Google My Business and Yelp accounts.
    • Added custom fields and made significant changes to existing WordPress websites to improve usability and the client's ROI.
    • Built website designs from scratch using only PHP, which resulted in a website that mirrored the original design one-to-one.
    Technologies: cPanel, MySQL, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP

Experience

  • Social Media Network Built On WordPress (Development)

    A custom social media network with its own iPhone app in the App Store. I was the backend engineer and leveraged WordPress to create a custom API, and allow the client to test their social media network idea for a lot less than a fully-custom back end would cost.

  • Really Simple Affiliate Program Plugin for WordPress (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-affiliate-program/

    Really Simple Affiliate Program allows you to create an easy affiliate signup page on your website, which people can use to get an affiliate code to share your product or service with others. Using that affiliate code and link, you will see whenever that person brings in a referral from the dashboard build right into WordPress. I built this plugin in its entirety and made it available for free on the WordPress codex.

  • Broken Link Checker Feature for Local by Flywheel (Now WP Engine) (Development)
    https://localwp.com

    A broken link checker that can be run from your computer without making the website public on a server. This required me to work closely with the existing local engineering team to ensure the local product had the right APIs and libraries to allow new add ons to be developed. This is now publicly available to the thousands who use the local platform.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, Java, Python, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • Tools

    Slack, Skype, G Suite, Git, Bitbucket, Subversion (SVN)
  • Platforms

    Windows, MacOS, WordPress, cPanel, Visual Studio Code, Ubuntu Linux, Windows Server
  • Other

    Local by Flywheel, DNS Servers, Server Administration, IT Networking, Network Switches, Subnetting
  • Frameworks

    Electron, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js
  • Paradigms

    DevOps
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Diploma in Computer Information Systems
    2015 - 2017
    University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2014
    Wenatchee Valley College - Wenatchee, WA

Certifications

  • CompTIA Network+ Certified Technician
    AUGUST 2017 - AUGUST 2020
    CompTIA
  • CompTIA A+ Certified Technician
    OCTOBER 2015 - AUGUST 2020
    CompTIA

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