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Kennith Nichol, Software Developer in Royston, BC, Canada
Kennith Nichol

Software Developer in Royston, BC, Canada

Member since March 27, 2019
Ken is a diligent developer who undertakes complex projects with a range of technology stacks. He has 15 years of experience in front-end and back-end development using various methodologies. He has a strong knowledge base in PHP and WordPress: building custom themes, plugins as well as troubleshooting and training. He specializes in WordPress and custom development for both the front end and back end of applications.
Kennith is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • SQL, 12 years
  • MySQL, 12 years
  • PHP, 12 years
  • WordPress, 11 years
  • Linux, 10 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
Royston, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

VSCode, Git, Terminal

The most amazing...

...project I've built is a large non-multisite network of related WordPress sites with a common plugin/theme environment.

Employment

  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    iSpot Interactive
    • Developed custom WordPress plugins and themes.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP
  • Website Administrator

    2014 - PRESENT
    Vista Radio Ltd
    • Created and deployed more than 36 community websites as a source for local news, events, and contests.
    • Developed custom themes and plugins with core-customization to facilitate various radio station promotions and functionality.
    • Provided internal technical support and troubleshooting.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
  • Full-stack Developer | WordPress Consultant

    2004 - PRESENT
    Nichol Consulting
    • Built, troubleshot, and maintained software and websites.
    • Developed WordPress plugins and themes.
    • Implemented the full-stack development on LAMP systems.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Noble, Inc.
    • Built the initial landing page and lead capture forms with an API integration to Twilio and Mailchimp.
    • Created a custom WordPress theme based on the designers files in InVision.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, Twilio, Mailchimp
  • Campaign Manager

    2010 - 2012
    Love Clients, Inc.
    • Executed and managed numerous SEO and PPC campaigns for clients around the world.
    • Built internal project management tools to replace paid platforms like Basecamp to reduce costs.
    • Implemented various server-side and on-page optimizations on a variety of client websites.
    Technologies: Google AdWords, HTML, WordPress, Joomla
  • Advanced Link Builder

    2007 - 2008
    Beanstalk SEO
    • Researched a variety of advanced link building techniques.
    • Automated link scraping and page rank analysis for reporting and research.
    • Built manual links for many clients.
    Technologies: Web Scrapers, Xenu Sitemap Tools, Various SEM Ranking Tools

Experience

  • Get Noble Landing Page and Lead Collection (Development)

    I built the first version of the Get Noble website. This WordPress-powered site required a customized theme and a featured newsletter for lead capturing and an integration with Twilio.

  • Mars Rover Curiosity Photo Viewer (Development)
    https://kennithnichol.github.io/mars-rover-photo-viewer/

    A simple web app with a React front end, and Express.js server back end. It also required an API integration with NASA's Mars rover image database.

  • JDM-Roofing (Development)
    https://www.jdm-roofing.ca/

    A small business roofing company website, powered by WordPress.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS3, HTML5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React
  • Tools

    GitHub, Adobe Photoshop, Git, Bitbucket, Subversion (SVN)
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, WordPress, Linux, Heroku
  • Paradigms

    Clean Code, Clean Architecture, Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Frameworks

    Redux
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