Michael Peacock

Freelance PHP Developer & Consultant CTO

I'm an experienced, freelance web application developer - primarily focused on complex backend systems and APIs, and a consultant CTO advising technology start-up businesses. Whether you need some web services developed for your mobile applications, architectural guidence for your software product, technical representation at board level as a NXD, or development processes and systems put in place - I can help. I'm based in the North East of England, but work with clients in any location.

Available for hire: michael@paritybitsystems.com

Conference talks

  • Laravel 5 Workshop, DIBI 2014, Newcastle, UK
  • Refactoring to Symfony Components, ConFoo 2014, Montreal, Canada
  • Flexible payments with Stripe, ConFoo 2014, Montreal, Canada
  • Introduction to iOS Development, ConFoo 2013, Montreal, Canada
  • Team Development with Vagrant, ConFoo 2013, Montreal, Canada
  • "Frameworks" Closing Keynote Panel, PHPUK Conference 2013, London
  • Refactoring to Symfony Components, PHPUK Conference 2013, London
  • Evolution of a "big data" project, DPC 2013, Amsterdam
  • Real time voice call integration, ConFoo 2012, Montreal
  • Dealing with continuous data processing, ConFoo 2012, Montreal
  • Data at Scale, Cloud Connect 2012, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Abstracting functionality with centralised content, PHPNW 2010, Manchester, UK

Skills & Technologies

  • Software architecture
  • Development team leadership
  • PHP
  • Testing: PHPUnit, DBUnit, Behat
  • Continuous Integration / Jenkins
  • MySQL
  • Puppet
  • Vagrant
  • Message queues
  • Supervisord
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Front end development
  • Ubuntu server administration
  • SCRUM / Agile Development
  • Best practices, coding standards, code quality
  • Development process introduction and management