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About Tim Carr

About Tim Carr

Tim CarrAs the founder and sole trader of n7 Studios, I’m an experienced full-stack Web Developer, Engineer and Consultant, primarily focusing on WordPress Development & Laravel Development.

With over 10 years commercial experience, my focus is on technically challenging and rewarding projects, such as:

  • Complex e-commerce setups with EDD and WooCommerce
  • Code optimization and performance for high traffic WordPress sites (2 million hits/month+)
  • Wrangling large datasets in WordPress, whilst maintaining speed (15 million records+)
  • Data scraping, standardisation and APIs through Laravel, with WordPress integration
  • API and third party integrations (Stripe, PayPal, Amazon, mailing lists, CRM)
  • Extending WordPress Plugins and functionality (Gravity Forms, User Registration)

Recent work is a mix of my own projects and client’s businesses.  This has included:

  • Lead Full-Stack Engineer for MyEd.com, responsible for:
    • Initial MVP, followed by ‘full’ first version,
    • Project architecture,
    • Backend development for Laravel data collation system and API,
    • Frontend development for WordPress
    • Third party data collation
    • Third party integrations with Stripe, GoCardless etc.
    • Implementing and maintaining code standards
    • Implementing and maintaining public API documentation and internal code documentation
  • Lead development for two major WordPress Plugins with a mid-6 figures/year USD income
  • Redevelopment and performance maintenance for a 10 million hits/month+ WordPress web site
  • Founder, lead development and maintenance of commercial WordPress Plugins at WP Zinc, WP Simple SEO and Media Library Organizer

My skillset includes:

  • HTML5
  • CSS / SASS / SCSS
    • Methodologies: BEM, SMACSS
    • Frameworks: Bulma, Bootstrap
  • Javascript
    • ECMAScript 6 (ECMAScript 2015)
    • Frameworks: jQuery, Backbone, Vue.js
  • PHP 5 + 7
  • Automated Deployments
    • DeployBot, CircleCI
    • gulp, npm + webpack
  • Version Control
    • git
    • svn
  • WordPress Development (bespoke themes, plugins, site builds, integrations)
  • WordPress Consultancy
  • Laravel 5+ Development
  • Test Driven Development and Automated Testing
  • Dev-Ops / Server Setup & Maintenance for development, staging and production environments
  • Coding Standards (both WordPress’ unique standards and PSR-2)
  • Coding Documentation (example, credentials available on request)
  • API Documentation (example, public)
  • Remote working experience and project planning / communication
    • JIRA
    • Trello
    • Slack

This is by no means an exhaustive list – if you have specific requirements for your project, please get in touch and let’s see if I can help.

Work History

n7 Studios Limited

Director / Freelancer | April 2009 – present

WordPress & Laravel Web Development and Consultancy Services.  Primarily use HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL and Git.


fish in a bottle

Web Developer | October 2008 – April 2009

Web Developer (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL).  Liaised with account managers and clients to refactor and deliver old and new projects.


Corinth Computers Limited

IT Consultant | July 2005 – October 2008

IT Support
Lotus Notes / Domino support and development.
Web Design and Development (XHTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL)
Print Media Design

Education

University of Birmingham

LL.B (Hons) Law | 2003 – 2006

Studied Law at the University of Birmingham.  Graduated July 2006.  Technical lead for Burn FM (student radio).