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Tin Ho Chu

Tin Ho Chu

Austin, TX, United States
Member since April 19, 2015
Tin is a CS degree holder, certificated as a design analyst, data processing, and information systems analyst as well as Cisco CCNA. He's been working for over six years on web development environments, with over a hundred website projects under his belt as both as a freelancer and as a contracted developer. He has extensive experience with WordPress (themes and plugins).
Tin is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • WordPress, 8 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
Austin, TX, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Git, Linux Ubuntu, Sublime Text
The most amazing...
...thing I've helped develop is Reader's Legacy, a social network for readers and authors to promote literacy.
Employment
  • WordPress Developer
    2017 - PRESENT
    Indeed.com
    • Created landing pages for the company.
    • Built custom templates for custom post types.
    • Modified plugins and functions.
    • Implemented ACF on major parts of the landing pages.
    Technologies: WordPress, Grunt, VVV, Sass
  • Project Manager and Frontend Developer
    2014 - PRESENT
    GoRead
    • Led front-end development, making all customizations to the web app.
    • Built a mobile app for Android and iOS. This app can scan a barcode from a book and upload it to your library on the social network's website. The app is built with Ionic framework.
    • Created a reusable, mobile-first pattern style for the social media site's whole domain.
    • Led Scrum sprints on the Fix Team for the company.
    Technologies: Sass, Bourbon, Haml, Gulp, JavaScript
  • WordPress Developer
    2017 - 2017
    Universal Yums
    • Rebuilt the entire front-end style, making it maintainable, using technologies like Bootstrap, Sass, Bourbon, and Gulp.
    • Worked on WooCommerce customization to accomplish the goal for the client.
    • Refactored a custom theme, making them reusable and extending functionalities over the functions.php and classes created.
    Technologies: WordPress, Sass, Gulp, NPM
  • WordPress Developer
    2016 - 2016
    Teachable.com
    • Created custom posts types.
    • Built plugins to manage all distinct custom post types in order to manage the slug name appropriately.
    • Developed custom MetaBoxes for all different types of custom post types added to the website.
    • Created the AJAX call to corroborate that a slug name is not already taken by another custom post type.
    Technologies: WordPress
  • WordPress Developer
    2016 - 2016
    Millicom
    • Developed a WooCommerce payment gateway plugin for Tigo Money.
    • Integrated with the API, managing successful payments and refunds.
    • Enabled the plugin to integrate with any theme.
    • Built a dashboard to manage refunds and complete payments.
    • Implemented notifications to check if the WordPress and WooCommerce version is old or outdated.
    Technologies: WooCommerce, WordPress
Experience
  • Archivo Fotografía Urbana (Development)
    http://archivofotografiaurbana.org/

    Institute dedicated to the preservation, research, and dissemination of Venezuelan visual memories through photography and writing.

    This website is built in WordPress. A custom theme was required along with five custom post types that were configured with three taxonomies for filtering and sorting. Asynchronous posts achieved a smooth load of data on the archive pages.

    To enhance our power, Gulp.js was used to process and build a minified version of the style, which is built in Sass. For extending the power of Sass, Bourbon was used to help develop a faster and more effective style, using the mobile-first framework Bootstrap as a base.

    Version control was handled by Git.

  • Gustavo Carrión (Development)
    http://www.gustavocarrion.com/

    Gustavo Carrión is professional photographer who required an awesome website so he can show his work. This website was built in WordPress with a custom theme created per his detailed instructions.

    He required a custom post type for his pictures, and then divided them by categories (Portraits, Products, Models, etc.). In the WordPress back-end, a gallery module was created to manage those types of categories. On the front-end, Bootstrap was used, with animation based on CSS3, precompiled Sass, and minified CSS, with Gulp.js as a task manager. Git was the version control for the project.

  • Recurring Payment Plugin (Other amazing things)

    A plugin to accept recurring payments on one project with WordPress and WooCommerce.

    The plugin allows us to charge monthly, integrated with Stripe, in order to check out a subscription for a monthly publication, called Students of The Biz.

  • KonZapata (Development)
    http://konzapata.com/

    Venezuelan news website managed in WordPress with levels of membership. In order to accept payments, since Venezuela is a country managed by Bolivares currency, the acceptance of the membership needs to be manual; for that, a page setting was built to check users on the database and allow them to access private content regarding news of this country.

    KonZapata is a purchased theme with many changes in architecture and custom post types for different sections of the website. Taxonomies were created to filter and sorting them.

    Customs plugins were made to manage sections like breaking news and picture of the day.

    Levels of administration were also implemented, including Editor, Chief Editor, and Cartoonist user roles.

  • Tigo Money Payment Gateway Plugin (Development)

    Plugin to connect with Tigo Money Payment Gateway server. this plugin is capable of receiving in order to make form-based payments possible. You can use the dashboard to make refunds to the client and update orders on your shop. Also manage the outdated WordPress and WooCommerce version by sending mails to the admin to check it

  • Universalyums (Development)
    https://www.universalyums.com

    Travel to a new country every month and discover the best snacks and candies they have to offer! Go in-depth in your exploration with a fun, 8+ page educational booklet that comes with every box.

  • Tin is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Tin shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, Sass, JavaScript, CSS3, Less, Python 3
  • Frameworks
    JavaScript MVC, Bootstrap 3, Express.js, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, React, Node.js
  • Tools
    Bourbon, Trello, GitHub, Adobe Photoshop, PhpStorm, Git, BitBucket, Sketch, JIRA, Infusionsoft, Gulp.js, Grunt, Webpack, Sketch 3, Adobe Illustrator
  • Paradigms
    Scrum
  • Platforms
    WordPress, WooCommerce, MapBox, Ubuntu Linux
  • Storage
    MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB
  • Other
    FacetWP, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Themes, Project Management, Dokan, Scrum Master, Spanish-English Translation, English-Spanish Translation
Education
  • Bachelor Science degree in System Engineering
    2007 - 2012
    Universidad Metropolitana - Caracas, Venezuela
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