Thank you for your time reading this. My name is Brendan and I’m a career technologist – that is, I’m immersed on a daily basis in all areas of computer technology, from web design to server management. I have an extensive background in IT, starting back in 2001 when I entered BCIT at the age of 16. My first real job was in a computer company based in Maple Ridge, dealing with an Apple service contract for the School District of Port Moody – from there I was hooked. Below is a brief snapshot of what I’ve been doing for the past decade or so, please feel free to contact me for further details in any area. I do have references available upon request, but your confidentiality is appreciated.
I have a background in web development and experience designing and developing hundreds of websites. Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to branch out and work on extensive MySQL database and XML Soap projects as well, not inside the umbrella of WordPress development. My work on remediation, creating plugins and editing existing plugins that may have been abandoned, as well as specific needs in the various industries I work with has given me an incredible understanding of the underlying framework of WordPress. Last year I also submitted some changes to Jetpack, based on what I was using on my own site already – necessity is the mother of all invention in my case – and I tend to mould what I need as I need it if I can’t find a suitable alternative.
Dealing with so many industries has also grown my knowledge of online marketing, keywords, SEO, and generating unique content for clients that are otherwise unable to or don’t have the time to create their own. I put it to good use as a consultant and in an advisory capacity for many small to medium sized businesses.
I am a network administrator, code monkey, trainer, educator, and general fixer-of-things technology based. I do all of my coding on a Surface Pro 3 in a Windows environment, and a 15″ Macbook Pro using Coda on OSX. I have three VPS servers dedicated to my clients that I also use for development, and host hundreds of sites exclusively.
Infinus Technology Inc 2016
2016 marked the wind down of Coding Concepts and the startup of Infinus Technology. We have a range of servers to handle the load of remote desktop, backups, hundreds of client websites, email hosting, anti-spam, and the full range of managed IT services. We have a team working closely together to meet all of your technology needs.
Coding Concepts 2007 — 2016
Owner and developer, creating websites in a wordpress environment. Extensive experience in custom-coding and modifying plugins, backend work in the database, custom post types, editing menus, widgets, and e-commerce. I also provide IT support, Network and Server Administration, and value added services such as spam filtering, email and website hosting, and hardware sales.
InControl Solutions 2014 — 2016
Custom web development using WebmasterCMS, extensive Google service integration, and dealing with a lot of customer requests and tickets. Spinning Code into Gold for a Google Agency has been an impressive experience!
Empyrion Technologies Sept 2008 — 2014
Sr. Network Engineer
Extensive experience supporting the majority of our clients Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012 server & Exchange infrastructure, also providing desktop support, helpdesk, and web design services.
2009 – Lenovo Certification in Windows 7
2012 – MCITP Certification in Hyper-V and Server Virtualization
Computer Systems Service Technician Sept 2001 — July 2002
BCITA fully comprehensive course offering credits in all areas of computer technology. We covered all aspects of servers and workstations, hardware and software, website design and programming, Cisco CCNA, Network +, A+, Linux.
Automotive Technology Sept 2003 — July 2004
BCITAn extensive course in automotive technology, but from the perspective of managing and owning your own business. Teaches all areas of business management and customer service.