My name's Chelsea Urquhart and I've been programming in various languages for about twenty years. I'm mostly self-taught although over the last couple years I have completed my Web Technologies Associate Certificate at BCIT as I decided it would be good to have a credential.
I enjoy web development a lot, especially the code side of things and I can create just about anything once I know what I want.
I'm very flexible when it comes to coding; it has always come second nature to me. I can pick up a new API, software suite/program, or even a completely foreign programming language extremely quickly and I find new learning experiences highly gratifying.
My favorite language is, has been for years, and probably will be for years, PHP, and that's from a fair sized pool: I started learning Basic on an Apple IIE when I was about 8 and progressed forward from then onwards. I have various levels of experience including various "Basics" (Apple IIE, Commodore 64, QBasic, Visual Basic), Pascal, C/C++, C#, Perl, and ASP.
I love writing code -- it comes even easier to me than English -- and anytime a complex project presents itself, I love throwing myself into it. I can easily put a whole weekend into a project and feel like only moments have passed.
I am very experienced with Wordpress plugin/theme development and have a limited but expanding experience with Drupal; I'm a "learn as I go" person. That is to say that I learn best when I have a task that needs completion as opposed to just reading a manual. I prefer to write from scratch, but, rarely does that work for a client as people like to have familiar interfaces (hence why I use Wordpress for almost everything).
[2013-05-18 9:40 pm] I've recently done quite a bit of updating on 40 Below Fruity and the site is looking great! I redid part of the design but for the most part just worked out the rough e
I'm in the planning stages for a site to replace this one (chelseau.com; the new one won't be self branded) and I'm excited to get that going! It'll be some time before it really gets underway though.