Werner Bihl

Place of Birth: Fourways

Current location: Fourways

Phone Number: +27 72 435 1398

Email: wernerbihl@gmail.com


About me
I have 15 years frontend, backend and sysadmin experience and I aim to become a super developer specializing in building the type of web applications no-one else can. I'm a born developer and keep extending my skill set into very diverse parts of web development.

How I keep my skills sharp
Besides attending monthly meetups related to machine learning and PHP/Linux, I speed read about a 1,000 articles a day relating to web development from my Feedly account. I also try to be up to date with all new courses on Lynda, Datacamp and Stanford related to web/software development.
I am also working on 2 open source projects: HeadMap (which is a enterprise school management system built on RethinkDB and Horizon). And also, working on "packaging" my personal CMS I've developed over the last 10 years called RadonCMS. Both are currently private on Github, until i've finalized some licensing issues related to open-sourcing some code libraries.


PHP, Node.js, API Design, CodeIgniter, Phalcon, Zephir, Laravel, Zend, Symfony, Slim, Doctrine, Concrete5, Wordpress, Magento, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, Backbone, Express, Strongloop, Loopback.io, Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Browserify, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Redis, RethinkDB, Apache, Nginx, HAProxy, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Server, Google App Engine, Amazon Web Services, Heroku, SVN, Git, Travis CI, MXIT Apps, Facebook Apps, Mobile Development

Work Experience

08/2015 - Present

Full Stack Developer

Hellocomputer, Sandton

Mainly worked on the South African Tourism (SAT) account which consisted of about 100 sites written in a combination of Laravel, Expression Engine, CakePHP, Codeigniter, Silverstripe, Wordpress, and ASP.NET.
My main role and responsibilities consisted of incrementally improving, redesigning and improving their systems and database architecture across all their sites, while being technical lead for the rest of the projects being developed by Hellocomputer.

07/2015 - 08/2015

Mobile Developer

HelloCrowd, Rosebank

Was contracted for a short period of time to build an automatic build system for compiling and deploying custom Phonegap apps to iTunes and Google Play stores.

02/2015 - 06/2015

Web/Mobile Developer

Britehouse, Randburg

Was part of the core team working on the first iteration of Atajo (http://www.atajo.co.za/) which is a mobile app framework that integrates with core business services i.e. SAP, accounting, stock management, time management etc.

08/2011 - 02/2015

Senior Web Developer

Isobar South Africa, Hyde Park

Mostly facebook, twitter, pinterest, mxit, mobi, microsite campaigns for premium brands while overseeing operations.

08/2009 - 08/2011

Senior Web Developer

SaidWot, Fourways

Building an automated Online Reputation Management System using very ambitious web technologies.

01/2009 - 01/2011

Senior Web Developer

Virtuosa, Fourways

Mostly custom CMS development, HTML5 frontending, Web services, and rapid development in a highly stressful - high output environment.

01/2007 - 01/2008

Senior Web Developer

IceBlue Infotech, Hyde Park

Found my feet as a solid, secure, fast and reliable web developer.


01/1999 - Present
Hoƫrskool die Adelaar
01/2003 - 01/2007
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Science
University of Johannesburg

Role Experience

Backend Engineer 6+ years
Database Administrator 6+ years
DevOps Engineer 6+ years
Full Stack Engineer 6+ years
Hardware Engineer 6+ years
HTML/CSS Engineer 6+ years
JS Frontend Engineer 6+ years
PHP Engineer 6+ years
Security Engineer 6+ years
UX Engineer 6+ years
JS Node Engineer 4-6 years
Mobile Engineer 2-4 years
Python Engineer 2-4 years
QA/Test Engineer 2-4 years
Ruby Engineer 2-4 years


Afrikaans Native or Bilingual

English Native or Bilingual

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