Hi everybody,

I'm a PHP developer/freelancer and I'm currently available for hire. I'm looking primarily for an ongoing cooperation, but I'm also available for short-term projects.

What I do:
I specialize in building apps based on Zend framework. jQuery is my primary JavaScript framework of choice , while MySQL is the database system I use most frequently.

Besides building custom apps and sites from scratch, I also use WordPress and write themes and plugins when required.

I also do have experience with working with Dojo, PropelORM, MongoDB, coffeeScript and others.

I use sass and compass to speed up the HTML/CSS coding process.

I know how to plan a project, communicate with customers, coordinate work between coworkers and keep a good working atmosphere.

My other skills/qualities:
I speak 5 languages, including English and German, which makes communication easy. I've been part of and led small development teams in the past. I'm self-motivated, always improving, not afraid of challenges and like to deal honestly with people. I've led many phone and Skype conversation with overseas clients, so that's not an issue (my timezone is CEST, I'm located in the EU).

Past projects:
I've worked on over 100 projects, many of which took several months of development. I currently work primarily for US based clients. Among other projects, I worked on developing solutions used in hospitals (http://devicekeeper....ome/product.php), universities (http://info.sirengps.com/ ,http://www.dayonepursuit.com/ - quiz application), academies (http://www.academiesinc.org/ar2012/), national associations (http://slus.sk/), social networks (http://inspireon.com/?lang=en) and many other areas. I also built many simpler websites, ranging from simple, responsive web pages to custom built e-shops.

What I look for:
I'm looking for a long-term working relationship, ideally as a subcontractor for a web development studio or company, but I don't shy away from one-time projects as well. I normally require either 50% up front for a project (or its iteration) or a month of work or setting up milestones in a relatively high frequency. This is based on my years of experience and serves to prevent any potential complications down the road. Conditions & details can be discussed. My current hourly rate is $40/h.

In case you're interested in knowing more about me and the possibility of working with me, please feel free to contact me either at mi.pekarek@gmail.com, info@peko.co or via Skype (michael.pekarek).

Thanks and have a nice day!