Brad Groat Web Developer

Hello and Welcome,

Thanks for stopping by my website! I hope this helps give you a bit of an idea of who I am, and what I can do for you.

Meet Brad

Student by day, web developer by night... disc golfer any chance I get. Currently living in beautiful Nanaimo, BC, studying Computing Science at Vancouver Island University, I am on a mission to obtain a deeper understanding of computing.

While the majority of my time has been spent working with proprietary, PHP based, CMS applications, I've had my hand in freelance graphic design, tech support for a small web design company, and client education initiatives all around. A stickler for clean code, good documentation, and whenever possible web standards. For the past 4 years I've put focus on the WordPress framework, and have begun developing themes and plugins. To this end, I've formed a company to encompass my work, and of those that band together with me. I invite you to visit us over at AttentiveMedia.ca to see the latest creations!

As the web continues to grow, and interests change, so too do a developers "toolbox". I am driven to expand my skills; learning the latest trends while refining the "tested-and-true". Always open to new opportunities, and not one to shy away from projects with lots of moving parts, if this sounds like the person you want on your team then get in touch and lets talk.


Experience

  • 10 years, combining:
  • Front & Backend Development
  • Technical Writing
  • Systems Documentation
  • Client Training
  • Tech Support

Knowledge Base

  • PHP / MySQL
  • XHTML / HTML5 / CSS3
  • JSON / XML
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • WordPress
  • Responsive Design
  • User Interface Design

Weapons of Choice

  • PHPStorm / Eclipse / Notepad++
  • Git
  • Photoshop / Illustrator
  • XAMPP
  • Cygwin