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About Me

My name is Corey Ballou and I'm a 34 year old web developer from Charlotte, NC. My work primarily revolves around Blockchain, Crypto, Laravel, PHP, Node.js, MySQL, WordPress, JavaScript, TypeScript, Vue.js, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, Apache, nginx, and Linux. I have a plethora of pet projects and open source contributions.

I graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2007 where I received dual minors in Information Technology and Business Administration. I have been building web applications professionally for over 11 years , having worked remotely as a freelance web development consultant since 2012.

I handle both backend and frontend web development, blockchain development, custom web applications development, custom API design and development, wordpress theming & plugin development, database development and design, website optimization, performance tuning, system and network administration, and writing a substantial amount of code in HTML, CSS (SASS/LESS), Vue.js, JavaScript, and TypeScript.

For more information, check out my about page and CV.

My Work

I don't just stop working at the office. I invest a lot of time developing open source plugins and libraries. When I'm not coding, I'm keeping up with the latest trends in startups and cutting edge technology. My finger is constantly on the pulse of what's hot in tech. I have a plethora of pet projects and startups I've built.

I am primarily a full-stack web applications developer utilizing a LAMP/LEMP stack. Laravel, Zend Framework, Kohana, Codeigniter, Slim, Wordpress, and JavaScript are my strongest assets. I am, however, language agnostic and can pick up on just about any project in a few weeks time. I am up to date on the latest and greatest in frontend frameworks such as Angular.js, Backbone.js, and Ember.js, having delivered and maintained projects in each.

I have expansive knowledge of both frontend development and backend development. I am extremely proficient with developer operations and Linux server management, including version control and deployment with git, svn, capistrano, and ansible. I enjoy solving problems regarding security, scalability, and optimizing code.

If you need to consult an expert on your web development project, don't hesitate to contact me