Hi, I'm Jared. When I am not cycle touring, running, or rock climbing you will find me in front of my computer working on my latest project. My love for the outdoors is only trumped by my love for web developement. I built my first website in 1997, and after graduating with a BSc in Computer Science from Otago University I worked customizing e-commerce sites before leaving the comforts of New Zealand for Asia. These days you will find me working from Chiang Mai, Thailand, utilizing my full stack developer skills to build customized WordPress themes and Woocommerce extensions.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Technologies I Use on Projects
Building Stock Models Just Got Easier. Buycel a combination of Woocommerce meets an external app, complete with a custom designed user account section.Wordpress, Woocommerce, Woo Subscriptions, API Integration
My role as the lead developer was implement the site using a custom theme I built from the ground up that takes advantage of the latest technologies but remains free of all the unnecessary junk that comes with today's plugins. Take a look at the source code and see just how clean it is.WordPress, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, SCSS
My role as the lead developer was implement the site using a custom theme I built from the ground up that takes advantage of the latest technologies but remains free of all the unnecessary junk that comes with today's plugins. Take a look at the source code and see just how clean it is.Woocommerce, WordPress, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, SCSS
Walaswim is a highly customized Woocommerce install. As a developer on the project I have completed tasks such as mobile responsive tableless templating for the shopping cart, various customizations of functions, and custom plugin development - specifically creating product feeds for various third party resources.Woocommerce, Plugin Development
Calnorth is a custom designed WordPress install running Roots Bedrock Framework with WP Rest API and Angular JS. I was hired to replce the previous developer and have since built in Capistrano deployement and am on call to modify and upgrade the custom plugins & install.WordPress, Angular JS, Twig Templates, Timber Framework
Clear Law Institute
I am the lead developer and systems admin for Clear Law Institute. Latest tasks include API integration and custom reporting plugins.WordPress, Plugin Development
ELK River Treatment
Originally designed with a WordPress backend the client decided to give Craft CMS a go to improve SEO.Craft CMS, Responsive Design, Bootstrap
One of my earlier WordPress works, Rob Howard features an image heavy responsive design.WordPress, Responsive Design, Bootstrap
Standard WordPress deployment with a custom responsive theme.WordPress, Responsive Design
Currently the Systems Admin in charge of monthly security reviews & upgrades, plus minor updates to the site.WordPress, Systems Admin
Currently the Systems Admin in charge of monthly security reviews & upgrades, plus minor updates to the site. I have also designed a woocommerce plugin extension for Woocommerce Stamps API to enable tracking data to be added to the emails.Systems Admin, Woocommerce, Plugin Development
One of my earlier pieces of work originally based on Woothemes Canvas theme Stellar will soon to be a full Woocommerce site.Woocommerce, Wordpress
The Pinnacle Schools
Based on its site ELK River, The Pinnacle Schools is another example of my Craft CMS work.Craft CMS, Responsive Design, Bootstrap
Watch this space.WordPress
Here are just a few of the skills I use in my daily project work. There is always room to learn more, but I have yet to come across a Wordpress or Woocommerce problem that cant be solved.
- WordPress Development
- Woocommerce & Plugins
- CSS / Sass / Html5
- Craft CMS
- Twig Templating
University of Otago
Bachelors in Computer Science • 1998-2002
After initially starting off studying Engineering and Physics I made the move to IT and computer science where I found my passion. Otago University boasts great teaching informed by great research, using state of the art facilities.
Datafly WordPress Team
Senior Engineer • 2015 - Present
Custom WordPress theme development, plugin extension, framework integration
Systems Administrator & WordPress Developer • 2015 - Present
Capistrano deployment integration with a WordPress Bedrock framework and Twig templating. Often called upon to extend the current themes functionality.
Lead Developer • 2015 - Present
Custom WordPress / Woocommerce plugin development. API Integration, and general systems administration.
Gum Auctions LLC
Operations Manager / Director • July 2011 - Present
Custom designed and developed gumauctions.com which is a fully functional e-commerce site that I currently run. I personally take care of online customer service/support, supply negotiations, site upgrading and maintenance, annual financial reporting, and other duties involved with this business.
Albany Street Pharmacy
PHP Developer, e-commerce daily operations manager • 2001 - 2004
Daily management of the pharmacies internet business, supervision of immediate staff, stock control, credit card handling and fraud control, dispatch of goods, online customer service, creation and maintenance of websites and supplier negotiation.
Stuff I'm Studying
Between projects I like to play with the latest technologies and integrate into the world of WordPress. Currently my own custom WordPress stack uses Docker container technology with Varnish and Nginx all rolled up into a couple of Capistrano deploy scripts.
- Docker Containers
- WPI Rest API
Jared is fantastic, really top notch. When it comes to WordPress/WooCommerce development, there is nothing I have thrown his way that he wasn't able to resolve. This guy is nails.UpWork Client
Jared is an absolute wiz! He was able to handle very complicated WordPress and WooCommerce changes that many others deemed impossible. I would definitely like to work with Jared again.UpWork Client
Once again Jared came to the rescue and did a great job. He is great to work with, a good communicator and really knows what he is doing.UpWork Client
Once again Jared handled an emergency situation with great speed and professionalism.UpWork Client
It was only a small job but Jared treated it as his No.1 priority. He communicated well and worked to ensure that I was entirely satisfied before signing off. Jared has a good knowledge of WordPress and Woo Commerce and added value to the original assignment.UpWork Client
Very talented and took time out of his personal schedule to meet our deadline. Provided some great advice, answered all questions and offered additional ideas. Will definitely hire again! Thanks for the hard work.UpWork Client
Thanks for taking the time to contact me. Please send me some information on your project so I can figure out how best to help you. After a few initial emails to confirm I’m a good fit, we’ll schedule a quick phone call to review the project and get to know each other.