I'm Adan Rehtla

Experienced Developer | Problem Solver | UI / UX Developer | Graphic Designer | DevOps | I.T. Support | Cloud Development

years young, husband and father, gamer.

Hello, My Name is Adan.

I'm a experienced developer currently living in Brisbane, Australia.

I have been designing and coding for over 20 years.

I make high quality web applications with clean html5 and css3 codes and have dabbled in almost all avenues of programming, including delphi, c, c++, java, ruby, ruby-on-rails, xml, html, javascript, ajax, css, php, asp, etc.

For the past 3 years, I have been working on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as DevOps. Exploring application architecture, automatic scaling, deployment automation, continuous integration, just to name a few.

Contact Details

Projects that I'm Proud of

These projects range from large scale development projects where I have been the core developer for the project
to small jobs such as graphic design, custom wordpress themes, or problem solving.

What I Do

Some call me an "swiss army knife" developer as I'm experienced in almost all programming languages.
If I don't know a language that a project requires then I will learn it, as I take great pride in what I do
and I can't do something halfway, three-quarters or nine-tenths. Curse the perfectionist inside me.

1. Experienced Developer

With lots of trail and error comes experience. True knowledge comes from learning from things you have done in the past, the good and the bad.

2. Problem Solver

To solve the simplest or even overly complex problems requires the correct approach. Asking the right questions will speeds up the process.

3. UI / UX Developer

Making a graphic user interface is more complex than you may think. Efficient user flow as well as an eye catching layout is key to smart UI / UX designs.

4. Graphic Designer

Creating simple logo concepts, business cards, brochures to full scale website mock ups and everything in between. Sharing the vision is half the battle.

5. Pre-Press / Print Designer

From designing variable output letters and invoices to final composition to save printing costs. I have experience in all areas of the print industry.

6. Amazon Web Services

AWS is crucial to running high availability and high throughput web applications. With many years designing and deploying applications to AWS I can guide the way.

Skills & Expertise

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.

90%

HTML5 + CSS3

85%

JS / jQuery

85%

PHP

60%

Node JS

85%

CodeIgniter

95%

Photoshop

Knowledge

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Application Architecture

85%

Web Development

90%

Digital Design

95%

Cloud Deployment (AWS)

75%

3rs Party Integration

80%

Developer Operations (DevOps)

85%

My Resume

Call a "failure" an "experiment" and put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

Education

2005

Diploma of Information Technology Software Development

Majoring in Object-Oriented Programming
Brisbane North Institute of TAFE

2002

Certificate IV in Information Technology

Brisbane North Institute of TAFE

2001

Certificate II in Information Technology

Student Technician at Sandgate District High School

2001

Senior Certificate

Sandgate District State High School

Work Experience

2015 - Now

DevOps / Senior Developer - AAMC

Responsibilities:
Design, build, deploy and support custom Insurance assessing applications (PHP Client, API, Native Apps on iOs and Android) using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

2015 - Now

Contract Web Developer - Thirteen Digital

Responsibilities:
Design, Build and test custom made WordPress plug-ins.

2014 - Now

Core Software Developer - Jubatus

Responsibilities:
Build a complex pricing system for quotes / invoices relating to large scale electric cables in Australia. With integrations into live stock prices for metal manufacturing costs.

2003 - Now

Freelance Developer - NADAsoft

Responsibilities:
All kinds of custom programming and design. From websites, console applications to middleware.

2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer, WebStore Specialist, I.T. Manager - Apex Hunting

Responsibilities:
Design and maintain their online web store and inventory. Built a semi-professional photo capture process for in-house design of product thumbnails and custom printed boxes.

2012

Website & Graphic Designer, Pre-Press - LithoArt

Responsibilities:
Design and maintain new and existing websites for the company. Trained to compose and build Pre-Press layouts to save printing costs. Also still do random contract work for LithoArt.

2011 - 2012

IT Manager, Website & Graphic Design, Pre Press - ArtPress

Responsibilities:
Only person employed to do all Pre-Press for offset printing. Also worked with clients to design printed media for their specific requirements (Logos, Business Cards, Brochures, etc)

2010

PHP Developer - Yahoo7!

Responsibilities:
Work on the travel section of the Yahoo7! group web presence.

2008 - 2010

IBS Design & Data Processing - Salmat

Responsibilities:
Design and build templates and data processing work-flows for printed media like phone bills and marketing.

Work Process

As a human being, I'm work in process.

We need to listen and understand, we cannot read minds and each person may have a different end vision. For a successful project requires many specialised roles and knowing when to reach out to them for help.

1. Idea
2. Sketch
3. Design
4. Develop
5. Test
6. Deploy

Supporting everyone and ensuring a singular vision throughout the entire process is key to success. Making sure the end users have the best experience while ensuring everything is as efficient and automated as possible.

Contact Me

Have a project you'd like to discuss?