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Passionate web developer for over 10 years, I started my career building WordPress website for multiple clients. Now building SaaS application using primarily Laravel & VueJS. I am also active in the community, mentor (HTML 500, Ladies Learn Code or here).
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- 10 years experience
Self-taught developer in PHP. PHP is my main language and I use it everyday to build amazing websites such as https://www.nwseatcovers.com
- 5 years experience
Personal and professional use on a day-to-day basis.
- 1 year experience
- Use API such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, etc... in a PHP application - Develop an API using Laravel and some packages
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Mar 27, 2016
Valentin brought my Laravel skills up ANOTHER notch by showing me more sophisticated ways of doing what I was trying to achieve. Great demonstrations, great answers, great results so far on my end. I'm progressing at light speed and feel confident about it.
Mar 5, 2016
Valentin explained the fundamentals of Laravel in concise fashion then walked me through the process of getting started on development. I now feel like I am ready to create my web project and will continue to seek his advice as I tackle increasingly challenging problems.
Feb 8, 2016
I thought these words from Val deserved to be shared :). Me, after writing some bizarre/stupid code while "following" his instructions: What was I just doing?? Val: You were being creative. LOL! Well done there, Val. :p :) It's still making me laugh just remembering your response. :)
Nov 5, 2015
Another awesome session... thanks Val for being so patient! Already looking forward to our next session! :)
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
Programming languages have a lot of rules and constraints that are not obvious. I was going around in circles, wasting hours of time trying to find the info myself, but Val helped me to cut through the fog, zero in on problems, and make things crystal clear. If you find yourself spinning in circles, STOP and give this guy a try. You won't regret it -- guaranteed!
Oct 7, 2015
Simply WONDERFUL: Val is extremely knowledgeable, patient and explains things well (breaks things down into easily digestible chunks), and gives excellent examples! Also, I learned by accident that Valentin was an Apple Technician in a "former life", and he gave me some awesome tips & tricks on maximizing coding software for my Macbook and improving my workflow, which is going to save me tons of time in future. Moreover, Val makes coding FUN. I can't wait till our next session... this guy is AMAZING and anyone would be lucky to have him as a Code Mentor!
Oct 7, 2015
Over 6 hours for one session (code review, refactoring, and much laughter :)). Loved it :). Plenty more to do and looking forward to it :).
Aug 26, 2015
I wanted Valentin to show me how to do something that could have taken several hours, but he was honest and encouraged me to do it another (better) way, saving me money (and time and effort). Very nice! :)
Jun 26, 2015