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

Location

Royston, BC, Canada

Availability

Unavailable

Preferred Environment

Terminal, Git, VS Code

The most amazing...

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

Employment

  • 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 API, CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, JavaScript
  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - 2020
    iSpot Interactive
    • Developed custom WordPress plugins and themes for an enterprise multisite WordPress installation.
    • Implemented WordPress REST API customizations and Ajax-powered front-end development with a modular theme and plugin integrations.
    • Worked as part of a variable-sized enterprise team that is part of a larger enterprise structure. Several development teams were working on the production product in different geographic areas.
    Technologies: WordPress API, CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins
  • Website Administrator

    2014 - 2019
    Vista Radio, Ltd.
    • Created and deployed more than 36 community websites as a source of local news, events, and contests.
    • Developed custom themes and plugins with core customizations to facilitate various radio station promotions and functionality.
    • Provided internal technical support and troubleshooting.
    Technologies: CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, 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: PHP, CSS, Mailchimp, Twilio, JavaScript
  • 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: PHP, CSS, Joomla, HTML, Google AdWords
  • 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: WordPress, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Web Scraping

Experience

  • Get Noble Landing Page and Lead Collection

    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
    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
    https://www.jdm-roofing.ca/

    A small business roofing company website, powered by WordPress.

Skills

  • Languages

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

    WordPress API, jQuery, React, Google AdWords
  • Tools

    Git, GitHub, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Adobe Photoshop, Bitbucket, VS Code, Terminal, Mailchimp, Subversion (SVN)
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, WordPress, Linux, Heroku, Twilio, Joomla
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, PSD to HTML, SEO, Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Paradigms

    Clean Code, Clean Architecture, Agile
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Frameworks

    Redux

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