I am a freelance web developer living in the bay area. I have been developing websites for over 5 years and I love it. My web development career started when I decided to take a biotechnology course in the local tech college in Wisconsin. As part of that course, I learn’t HTML, Linux, PHP, Java and also did a project which involved building a HTML page with a php back end. I started building small web pages just to play around with the CSS.
As part of the learning process, I built custom Joomla and Drupal themes. After I had my son, I wanted to start blogging. I discovered WordPress at that point. The more I learn’t about it, the more I liked it. With WordPress.com having its limitations with CSS and many other features, I started reading more about customizing sites with WordPress.org. I learn’t to build WP themes and plugins myself. I worked as a junior front end web developer in a small company in Bellevue, WA.. That job gave me the opportunity to work with many different kinds of websites. I built custom themes for WordPress, Magento, Drupal and also worked on a couple of big sites with a custom CMS.
Though, I like building any kind of website and always love a challenge, I like WordPress the most as it is very flexible, has tons of documentation help and is very easy to work with. I have faced my share of challenges with the other CMS’s and I try to avoid them if possible.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my kids, cooking, reading and gardening.