Hello, World! I am

Martin Dunn

and I'm a

Software Developer

About Me

I am a full stack developer with a stronger backend skillset, I have 10 years commercial experience developing a wide range of projects from small brochure websites to heavily bespoke software as a service applications and more. My expertise include Laravel and Magento 2 development.

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Personal Information

Newcastle upon Tyne


I love to learn by doing and have developed a strong skillset over the past 10 years. I am always looking to learn something new and improve on what I already know.

List of Skills

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Symfony2
  • Laravel
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • MonogoDB (sharding, replication)
  • Gearman, IronMQ, RabbitMQ, Beanstalkd
  • Magento 2 extension and theme development
  • Apache Solr search indexing and scalling
    • Linux adminstration
    • CI (Jenkins, PHPCI)
    • Docker, Kubernetes
    • Ansible
    • Vagrant
    • Capistrano.
    • Puppet (minor)
    • AWS
      • HTML5
      • CSS3
      • jQuery
      • React, Redux, React Native
      • AngularJS
      • Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, etc.
      • Apache Cordova (mobile app development)
      • HHVM and Hack
      • Wordpress plugin and theme development
      • Unit Testing and BDD (Behat, Selenium)
      • Creating and consuming RESTFUL APIs
      • VCS (Mecurial, Git, SVN)
      • Scrum (Agile software development)
      • tessel.io
      • Hubot
      • .NET
      • C#
      • Python
      • R
      • Backbone.js, Ember.js
      • Apache Cassandra

      Qualifications and Training

      4th Nov 2011
      Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer logo


      Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer

      I sat and passed the Zend PHP Certification examination on 4th Nov 2011. Zend PHP Certification is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction.

      25th Jan 2011
      Certified SCRUM Master logo

      Scrum Alliance

      Certified SCRUM Master

      As a Certified Scrum Master I am able to manage and work in agile teams. I have used the Scrum framework for 4 years now and I am a huge evangelist.

      Certified SCRUM Master logo

      Training and Education

      • Securing Web Applications training SEC-1 (Jan 2012) [more]
      • Zend Framework Fundamentals training Zend (May 2010) [more]
      • 4 A Levels C - A (ICT and Media Studies) Hirst High Sixth Form College (July 2007)
      • 12 GCSE awards B - A* Hirst High School (July 2005)


      Here's some things people on LinkedIn have said about me.

      Latest Tweet

      "Check out my new Magento 2 development and hosting splash page! https://t.co/maP7ozpfN7#magento2#freelance#Newcastle"

      20th Aug 2018

      Contact me

      If you'd like to more about me or have any questions I would love to hear from you! Get in touch using my email address below.