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Scott Fennell, PHP Developer in Portland, ME, United States
Scott Fennell

PHP Developer in Portland, ME, United States

Member since January 26, 2017
Scott is the author of hundreds of WordPress themes and plugins. He specializes in third-party API integrations such as Twitter, MailChimp, CloudFlare, WP-API, Bitbucket, and Ecwid, just to name a few. He's an experienced public speaker, having presented at WordCamp Portland and also the Google campus in Seattle. Scott is also active as a technology writer, having been published on A List Apart and CSS-Tricks many times.
Scott is now available for hire



  • PHP, 9 years
  • WordPress Themes, 8 years
  • WordPress, 8 years
  • WordPress Plugins, 7 years
  • MailChimp API, 6 years
  • MailChimp, 6 years
  • WordPress API, 5 years
  • Public Speaking, 4 years
Portland, ME, United States



Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, GitHub, WP Engine, MBP, WordPress

The most amazing...

...WordPress plugin I've built is a deployment tool to allow admins to store, install, and update WordPress themes and plugins from Bitbucket repos.


  • Web Application Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to support a contest wherein children log their exercise and diet activity over the course of several weeks, in order to qualify for prizes.
    • Developed a CSV import/export module for context administrators to handle contest data.
    • Provided a custom-built calendar UI for users to navigate through the contest.
    • Provided custom UI's for common WordPress actions like registering, logging in/out, updating profile data, and posting data.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS, MailChimp, Mandrill
  • WordPress Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Friends of the CNFAIC
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to allow members of the public to submit avalanche observations to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.
    • Provided a Google Maps API integration so the members of the public could easily pinpoint their avalanche observations.
    • Provided a jQuery/jQueryUI integration for a rich web experience when submitting and browsing data, such as a datetime picker, sortable tables, AJAX file uploads, autocomplete search, and tabbed panels.
    • Employed anti-spam measures to keep submissions free of spam, but without requiring a captcha.
    • Employed an email delivery system to alert staff members of new public submissions.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS, jQuery, jQueryUI, Google Maps
  • Developer / Lead Developer

    2011 - PRESENT
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin for Bitbucket to allow administrators to store, update, and install themes and plugins from private repositories.
    • Using the WordPress Customizer API, wrote a WordPress theme framework that powers hundreds of vastly different designs from a single theme folder.
    • Wrote a MailChimp plugin for WordPress to allow admins to browse subscriber and campaign data from their WordPress dashboard.
    • Wrote hundreds of responsive WordPress child themes for the largest law firms in the world.
    • Established a unit-testing procedure for agencies to use when deploying WordPress plugins.
    • Wrote a CloudFlare plugin for WordPress to allow site administrators to quickly empty their CloudFlare cache, or enter development mode, from a single AJAX-y click in the WordPress admin toolbar.
    • Wrote an Intercom plugin for WordPress to allow agencies to easily monitor admin actions such as abandoned drafts, repetitive actions, and other scenarios that merit client outreach.
    • Wrote a Twitter plugin for WordPress to provide a "latest tweets" widget with a variety of customizations.
    • Incorporated deep knowledge of the WP Engine platform, in order to provide value-adds like a live/staging link in the WordPress admin bar.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin for Bitbucket to allow administrators to store, update, and install themes and plugins from private repositories.
    • Mentored two junior developers.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to listen for submissions to Contact Form 7, and in turn create a new contact/task in the account for clients.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS
  • MailChimp/WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2017
    J. Zachary Pike
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to integrate with the MailChimp account of noted science fiction author, J. Zachary Pike.
    • Provided a settings page in the WordPress dashboard for specifying account parameters like API key and list ID.
    • Provided a campaign landing page filter, for automatically adding or removing subscribers to various MailChimp interests, depending on plugin configuration.
    Technologies: WordPress, MailChimp, API, JSON, REST, PHP



  • Languages

    PHP, HTML, CSS, PHP 5, PHP 7, HTML/CSS, CSS4, SQL, JavaScript 6, JavaScript, HTML5, SCSS, Sass, Core PHP
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap, Bootstrap 3+, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 2, Divi, PHPUnit, JavaScriptCore
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery Validation, jQuery DataTables, jQuery Plugins, jQuery CDN, Intercom API, jQuery UI, MailChimp API, HTML5 APIs, jQuery, Google Maps API, jQuery Mobile, Twitter API, WordPress API, Google Maps, jQuery Easing
  • Tools

    Timepicker, Bitbucket, phpMyAdmin, MailChimp, Git flow, GitLab, GitHub, Git, CloudFlare, Sketch, Divi Builder 3, Cron, Sublime Text 3, Cyberduck, Postman, MAMP, Sublime Text 2, Sublime Text, Adobe, Typekit, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop 2014, Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Gimp, Adobe Photoshop, Terminal
  • Paradigms

    Testing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), On-page SEO, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), SMACSS, Agile, Agile Software Development, Web Design, Class-based OOP
  • Platforms

    Web, WordPress
  • Other

    Icon Fonts, Taxonomy, Widgets, Autocomplete, WPEngine, Web Programming, Forms, FontAwesome, Debugging, Web App Deployment, Blogging, Blog Development, Blog Posting, Websites, Website CMS, Website Setup, Website Migration, Dynamic Websites, Blogs, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, HTML to WordPress, HTML UI, Plugins, Plugin Development, Atlassian Plugins, UI Plugins, Theme Development, Theme Customization, eCommerce Development, WordPress eCommerce, PSD to HTML, PSD to Mailchimp, Intercom, APIs, PSD to WordPress, Apps, Bootstrap UI, PSD to Bootstrap, Performance Analysis, Sauce Labs, Education, WPMU DEV, AJAX, Performance, Web Performance, SFTP, FTP, Google Custom Search, Search, UI Testing, Mentorship, Writing, eCommerce Platforms, Git Forks, Git GUI, Teaching, Training, Performance Optimization, Macbook, Data, Icon Sets, @font-face, Typefaces, Layout Conversion, Layout, Rich Internet Applications, Web App Testing, Blog Design, WordPress Design, WordPress UX, Public Speaking, Conference Speaking
  • Storage

    MySQL, MySQLi, Web Forms, Database Performance, SQL Performance


  • Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
    2000 - 2004
    University of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • MailChimp Expert
    JUNE 2016 - PRESENT
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