Location: Forney, TX
Allan may be a good ol’ country boy from West Texas, but don’t let the overalls fool you. Since 2016, he’s applied his vast skill set as technical lead for Four Kitchens’ support engineering team while also managing a team of developers and providing technical support as a backend developer himself.
Allan enjoys working on technically challenging, heavily integrated projects. His range of expertise spans DevOps, automated testing, automated code delivery, continuous integration, and API-driven content. He’s also proficient in farmOS, and particularly enjoys working on projects that combine agriculture and the great outdoors with technology. Allan is also a Zend Certified PHP Engineer, an Acquia Certified Developer in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry.
Good beer and good company are all this good ol’ country boy needs. He also enjoys homestead farming, fishing, kayaking, and working truly remotely — like setting up shop in the woods or on the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard for the day.
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