Freelance PHP developerSpecialising in Laravel and application development
Hi, I'm Ollie Read, a freelance PHP developer based in the heart of Birmingham. I have 10 years commercial experience working on a wide variety of projects for a wide variety of clients, including a fair few household names. These projects have varied in scale and complexity, from serving millions of hits a day to serving a small but targeted audience.
I am passionate about my career and ensure that I am always on the forefront of new technology. I am constantly looking to improve, both upon my skillset and the tools that I use. I am an active member of the Laravel community, using my spare time to create articles and tutorials on various topics, interacting on IRC and StackOverflow, assisting my peers by answering questions and suggesting improvements.
Web Development comes in all shapes and sizes, most of which I've encountered. From the more specific API development and SaaS platforms, to content driven sites and ecommerce platforms. I've provided web development services for companies such as Dominos, Cancer Research UK, The Guardian and The Open University.
API development is a favourite of mine. I've created RESTful APIs using both XML and JSON, typically to support mobile applications. My most notable API development was for Goodluck Jonathan during his re-election campaign for the Nigerian Presidency.
Software as a Service
The SaaS business model is ever increasing in popularity. I've worked with a number of companies to create subscription based platforms, providing their users with various services. In some instances I went as far as helping them hire a skeleton team for the running of the platform.
Mobile App Development