Tin Ho Chu, Developer in Austin, TX, United States
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Tin Ho Chu

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Front-end and WordPress Developer

Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 11, 2016

Tin has a computer science degree and is a certified design, data processing, and information systems analyst and Cisco CCNA. He has worked for over eight years in web development environments, with over a hundred website projects under his belt, working freelance and as a contracted developer. Tin also has extensive experience with WordPress themes and plugins.


Priceline - Main
WordPress, Node.js, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CSS...
PLS Logistics - GoShip
Chatbots, WordPress, HTML, CSS
Fracture, Inc
WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, WooCommerce API, Node.js, React...




Preferred Environment

JetBrains, PhpStorm, Git, MacOS, WordPress, React, Node.js, NestJS, Workers

The most amazing...

...project I did on my own was a MERN stack application related to real estate brokerage intelligence.

Work Experience

Full-stack Developer

2023 - 2023
Priceline - Main
  • Migrated a middleware from Node.js hosted on Heroku to a custom built plugin to do the same functionality, without making more calls to other services.
  • Solved some problems related to security concerns and implemented automation to check the outdated plugins and check if site updates are required and needed.
  • Accomplished those requirements within the time span.
Technologies: WordPress, Node.js, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CSS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tailwind CSS, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Developer | WordPresss, Chatbot, New Features

2020 - 2021
PLS Logistics - GoShip
  • Coded a custom theme with React Integrations from scratch.
  • Coded closely from Sketch Files to templating systems.
  • Integrated with their TMS API to provide quotes right from WordPress.
Technologies: Chatbots, WordPress, HTML, CSS

Senior Developer | WordPress and WooCommerce

2020 - 2020
Fracture, Inc
  • Migrated from template to the Gutenberg block system.
  • Maintained the website with the latest technology and updates.
  • Integrated with custom code from WooCommerce to handle the checkout process.
Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, WooCommerce API, Node.js, React, WordPress Design, CSS, Payment APIs, Responsive Web Design (RWD), PayPal, Marketplaces

Developer | WordPress and Mailchimp

2019 - 2020
MIT - Quest For Intelligence
  • Integrated with Mailchimp and the campaigns from the Quest.
  • Updated the WordPress core and kept it clean from technical debt.
  • Created custom post types and followed the Integrations requested.
Technologies: WordPress, Mailchimp, CSS, Vue

WordPress Developer

2019 - 2019
Banknote Corporation of America
  • Created a custom theme from scratch based on a Sketch layout provided by the company.
Technologies: jQuery, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, CSS

WordPress Developer

2019 - 2019
Ninja Number
  • Created a brand-new theme from mockups provided by the company.
  • Handled all the custom functionality that the company has in their last theme, to custom plugins in order not to affect the next releases.
  • Handled integrations with their API and their main service.
  • Created a page generator with ACF flexible content so they can create as many landing pages without needing a developer.
  • Created documentation for the content manager so the user can create and use the tool without a developer.
  • Worked with Gravity Forms to be funnels on landing pages for this company. Every time when a form was submitted, it went to their CRM, a custom integration made by me.
Technologies: HTML5 Animations, HTML5, Gulp, CSS3, WordPress

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2019
Barry O'Reilly
  • Created a custom theme along with the author to suit his needs.
  • Created a podcast custom post type to handle visitors.
  • Created custom post types like talks in order to have well-organized content.
  • Worked with Yoast SEO to increase the performance of every single article that the author wrote. Every Monday we revised the keywords and added a headline to the articles that drove more traffic.
Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, WordPress

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
Transmille Calibration
  • Implemented a new theme migrating all the content that the company has.
  • Implemented a tool to handle chat and online support for clients.
  • Implemented services that connect users with intranet portals.
Technologies: WordPress

WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
Accents of France
  • Fixed slow loading time.
  • Managed the migration to a new hosting provider.
  • Fixed some UI issues affecting the UX.
Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, WordPress

WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
  • Created custom post types to handle different types of content.
  • Created custom plugins that can publish dynamic landing pages with CTA.
  • Created different types of functions to activate or deactivate themes depending on the page that is going to render.
  • Implemented three layouts at WordPress, from Sketch files provided by an agency.
Technologies: Gulp, SCSS, jQuery, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WordPress

WordPress/WooCommerce Developer

2017 - 2017
Universal Yums
  • Created a custom theme from a design.
  • Created a membership plugin to handle all the flow that a user needs in order to make their membership.
Technologies: jQuery, SCSS, Gulp, WordPress, WooCommerce

WooCommerce Add-on Developer

2016 - 2016
  • Developed a WooCommerce add-on to allow partners to integrate with Tigo Money as their payment gateway.
  • Connected the WooCommerce add-on to their servers and made the charge through their API.
Technologies: CRUD, APIs, WordPress, WooCommerce

WordPress URL Expert

2016 - 2016
  • Created custom URL patterns.
  • Removed slugs from content types.
Technologies: Regex, WordPress, PHP

WordPress Developer

2016 - 2016
  • Made changes to the WordPress and custom theme repositories via GitHub pull requests.
  • Helped keep WordPress version and plugins up to date.
  • Used Optimizely to implement A/B tests for behavior changes.
  • Implemented better organization of content using custom post types.
  • Implemented better search functionality, major UI alterations, behavior, and content changes.
Technologies: Optimizely, Gulp, Custom Post Types, GitHub, WordPress

WordPress Developer

2016 - 2016
  • Fixed several UX issues.
  • Updated plugins and a theme that didn't work well.
  • Created a landing page campaign to capture visitor information.
Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, WordPress

Tigo Money Payment Gateway Plugin

Plugin to connect with Tigo Money Payment Gateway server, where the 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 in your shop. Also, manage the outdated WordPress and WooCommerce version by sending emails to the admin to check it

Ninja Number

Created a custom theme and custom plugins from mockups in Sketch provided by the company to handle their landing pages without using a developer. Landing pages needed to be mobile-first, fully responsive on mobile, tablet, and desktop as well.

Barry O'Reilly

I have created a new website for the author of Unlearn and Lean Enterprise. I managed the content that they had into several custom post types to have a better content flow and managed the migration from development to staging and then to production, with zero downtime.

Universal Yums

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.
2007 - 2012

Bachelor Science Degree in System Engineering

Universidad Metropolitana - Caracas, Venezuela


React Redux, Google Maps, Google Maps API, jQuery, Stripe, Mapbox GL, Node.js, React, WooCommerce API, Vue


PhpStorm, Git, Bitbucket, Trello, GitHub, Bourbon, Adobe Photoshop, Docker Compose, Sketch 3, Sketch, Jira, Infusionsoft, Webpack, Grunt, Gulp, Docker Hub, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Atom, JetBrains, Optimizely, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Adobe Illustrator, Mailchimp


JavaScript MVC, Bootstrap 3, Tailwind CSS, NestJS, Redux, Express.js, AngularJS, React Native, Next.js


PHP, Sass, CSS3, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, GraphQL, Less, TypeScript, HTML5, Regex, SCSS


Responsive Layout, Scrum, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive Web Design (RWD), CRUD


Docker, WooCommerce, WordPress, Pantheon, WordPress VIP, Kubernetes, Mapbox, Ubuntu Linux, Google Cloud SDK, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ubuntu, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Heroku, Shopify, OpenCart

Industry Expertise

Project Management


MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)


User Experience (UX), Gravity Forms, Responsive Design, FacetWP, Dokan, WordPress Themes, HTML to WordPress, Scrum Master, Front-end Development, API Integration, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Design, Payment APIs, Supabase, eCommerce, eCommerce APIs, PayPal, Marketplaces, Accessibility, Yoast SEO, Custom Post Types, APIs, HTML5 Animations, Workers, Chatbots, Plugins

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